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Zheng, also known as Guzheng or Gu-zheng is a traditional Chinese string instrument. Zheng has a large resonant cavity made from wood . The earliest record of the Zheng is attributed to the historian Sima Qian in
91 BC. The Zheng is the parent instrument of the Japanese koto, the Mongolian yatga, and the Korean gayageum.
The Zheng Ensemble of Shanghai Music Conservatory formed in 1990 by He Bao-quan and Sun Wen-yan. Being active in China, performances of Zheng Ensemble of Shanghai Music Conservatory in overseas also received critical acclaims. This album shows some programs of the Ensemble's superb artistic values.