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Bianqing from Marquis Yi's tomb.jpg
Bianqing from the Tomb of Marquis Yi of Zeng
Traditional Chinese編磬
Simplified Chinese编磬
Korean name
Revised Romanizationpyeon(-)gyeong
The pyeongyeong being played for Jongmyo jerye

The bianqing is an ancient Chinese percussion instrument consisting of a set of L-shaped flat stone chimes known as qing, played melodically. The chimes were hung in a wooden frame and struck with a mallet. Along with the bronze bells called bianzhong, they were an important instrument in China's ritual and court music going back to ancient times.

The instrument was imported to Vietnam (where it is called biên khánh),[1] and Korea (where it is called pyeongyeong). It is still used in Korean court and ritual music.

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Biangqing at the Museum of Musical Instrument, Phoenix, Arizona.


  1. ^ Đại Dương (2010-12-09). "Sắp phục chế thành công 2 bộ nhạc cụ độc đáo đã thất truyền". Retrieved 2016-10-15.