painting of joshua playing guqin (Sparkle) by Clara DeGalan

I have played the guqin, or Chinese zither, since beginning lessons in Shanghai in 2004.

I recorded some tunes at the Ann Arbor home and studio of Randall Beek. You can hear them here.

I am a member of the London Youlan Qin Society.

For thorough information on the guqin, see John Thompson’s page.

Articles about me and the qin

Here is a China Daily article about my discovery of the qin and its effect on my life, which the authors cut and pasted liberally from my blog.

The article below is from a Shanghai newspaper entitled, “An American who can play the guqin.”

Guqin Article