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A symphony for China's dying language of Nu Shu

The Chinese language of Nu Shu was created by women for women in Hunan in the 13th Century, and now it is being showcased in a new multimedia symphony.

It is one of China's disappearing languages and has a long tradition of singing.

US-based Chinese composer Tan Dun travelled to the remote area of Jiangyong county over a 12-year period, to collect the stories and songs passed down over generations.

  • 07 Oct 2015
  • From the section Asia
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