Below is a glossary of guzheng-related terminology, names, and locations taken directly from the theses of doctors Mei Han and Daphne Shui Hui Kao. Both are publicly available at the preceding links. GZA’s contribution is in adding pinyin, digitizing the characters (Kao 2003’s characters were handwritten; Han 2013’s could not be copied from the text) and providing both simplified and traditional versions.

Most of the entries follow the Pinyin romanization. Those that predate pinyin or come from other areas use different romanizations. Every entry was triple checked for accuracy however errors do slip through; feel free to callout anything you notice through the form below.