PU Xue-zhai was born in 1893 in Beijing and passed away in 1966. He was a Manchurian and a direct descendent of the emperor Daoguang of Qing dynasty. His full name was Aisin Gioro Pujin. He was a noted painter as well as qin and sanxian player. When he was young, he learned the qin from JIA Kuo-feng who was a student of the renowned qin player HUANG Mian-zhi. Later on, he also learned sanxian and other instruments. Since 1930, he was engaged in culture and art career. He was the department head of the Art Department of Furen University. By 1950, he was once the director of Beijing Culture and Art Union, vice president of Beijing Calligraphy Society, chairman of Guqin Research Association, director of Chinese Painting Research Association, a member of History and Literature House, Beijing, vice president of Beijing Chinese Artist Society, a member of Chinese Artist Society.