This is a brief introduction to the history of
the Chinese classical plucked string instrument – the pipa 琵琶. In Tales of Ming Courtesans (coming soon!), two
protagonists - peerless beauties Chen Yuanyuan 陳圓圓 and Li Xiangjun 李香君 - are both dazzling
pipa players and kunqu singers in the glitzy Qinhuai pleasure district.