The role of educational institutions in Guqin musical instruction in Guizhou Province, China

The role of educational institutions


  • Li Juan Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts, Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University, Thailand.


Guqin music in Guizhou Province, China has a rich history and cultural significance. The objective of this qualitative study is to investigate into the role of educational institutions in promoting Guqin musical instruction in Guizhou Province, China. Interviews, observations, expert exchanges, offline interviews, peer discussions, and field investigations were among the methods used in the study. The study discovered that Guizhou is a large corridor for the integration of various ethnic groups, and that the Guangling School, Yushan School, and Jiuyi School have all had a significant influence on the development of Guqin music in the region. The study also discovered that provincial Guqin masters like Wei Jiali, Guan Chonghuang, and Liu Hanchang have extensive research experience and accomplishments in the research and teaching of Guqin art. In addition, civil servants, university professors, artists, accountants, engineers, and religious figures have devoted their lives to the study and dissemination of Guqin music. Guqin master Liu Hanzhang founded the first Guqin club in Guiyang in 1942, and Mr. Wei Jiali established the first qin club in Guiyang in 1986.