Bianzhong was first discovered in China in 1978. Since then the Chinese government and researchers have spared no efforts in resurrecting the bells and the art in relevance. With numerous difficulties ahead, researches kept on exploring the mysteries of the bells without letting go any doubt of details. Bianzhong’s manufacturing methods were brought to light after more than ten years of research and the first replica of Bianzhong was made in 1983. Thanks to the efforts of experts and the development of technology, people nowadays are able to experience the wisdom of the ancient Chinese and the glorious Chinese civilization, as well as the palpable authenticity of the music dating back to 2400 years ago.
The Hubei Bianzhong Bell Ensemble has been staging concerts with Bianzhong every year in and out of China since early 1980’s. Their emotion and promotion of the valuable bells and the Bianzhong court music constitute an indispensable part of resurrection of the traditional instrument. In their performance, people feel the brilliance of creation and the interaction between humans and nature and between humans and their inner self.
The promotion of the ancient work through media is another important part of the resurrection of the antiques in the modern world. Either on stage or on television, holding performances with the set of bells in China educate the Chinese people with history. Performing with the set of bells in theaters out of China is a way of cultural communication. In fact, Bianzhong is not only a pride for China, it is also a heritage for the world to cherish. It is not just a set of bells that produces music, it rhymes the vigor and vitality of the Chinese history. Only through the interaction of history and people can civilization be experienced, understood, treasured and brought to life.