WU Zhen-ping was born in 1907 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province and he passed away in February 1979 in Shanghai. He was a musician, a qin artist and preserved a secret formula to make red ink paste. He has been the music editor of the Shanghai Art Publishing Company. In 1956, He became the first man teaching the qin in the Shanghai Conservatory. From 1957 to 1966, he was appointed the chairman of the Jinyu Qin Musicians Association. In 1949, he has been the first person to play the qin in the films. His transcriptions on the qin included Orchid in Seclusion, in Jie Shi Diao, Guang Ling Verse, QU Yuan Sends Regards to the Sky, Getting Advice of Future, Flowing Water, Whistling Sound at Sumen, etc. He also published many articles on qin music.