The guqin, the Chinese seven-string zither
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Ancient instrument guqin struggles to find new enthusiasts

The guqin, a 7-string zither played by ancient philosopher Confucius, is struggling to find its place among contemporary music makers in China.

It is estimated that currently only 2,000 people play it - fewer than the number of years it has been around.

But a few enthusiasts are trying to keep the 3,000 year old tradition alive.

Xiaoyun Yao reports.

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