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A symphony for China's dying language

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.

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
  • From the section Asia