Chin Kisho

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  • Japanese/Chinese: 其湘 (Chin Kishou / Chén Qíxiāng)

Chin Kishô was a Ryukyuan scholar-aristocrat who traveled to Fuzhou in 1692, and was named instructor to the musicians attached to the shoin ("study") of Shuri castle in 1699, at the age of 26. He taught Chinese songs, pipa, and sanxian in that position for about a year and a half.


  • Liao Zhenpei 廖真珮, "Ryûkyû kyûtei ni okeru Chûgoku kei ongaku no ensô to denshô" 琉球宮廷における中国系音楽の演奏と伝承, in Uzagaku no fukugen ni mukete 御座楽の復元に向けて, Naha, Okinawa: Uzagaku fukugen ensô kenkyûkai 御座楽復元演奏研究会 (2007), 111-112, citing Naha shishi 那覇市史, vol 6 下, Naha City Office (1980), p469-470.
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