Hunanese Liu Xiyan studied traditional Chinese culture in his early age before shifting to traditional Chinese medical science. He then became a traditional Chinese silk-stringed qin instrument apprentice of the great Wu school Taoist-music master Wang Duo. In recent years, he contributes to promoting traditional Chinese silk-stringed qin ceremony with his mentor, participating in Wang Duo Silk-stringed Guqin Teacher-Student Concert in Hong Kong, Silk-stringed Guqin Special Concert in Nanjing and Shanghai. Liu is also engaged in literary creative writing and traditional Chinese medicine research. He is the author of The Book of Medical Heart, The King’s Collection, and The Great Medical Science in Simple Words—Liu Xiyan on Shanghan Lun.