XU Tong-hua was born in 1905 and passed away in 1969. Her ancestral home was in Danyang, Jiangsu Province. She learned the qin under an elderly man, Mr. ZHENG of the Sichuan School. After she changed her dwelling to Yangzhou, she learned the qin under master HU of Guangling School. In 1956, She was invited by ZHA Fu-xi to record down her performances which included Evening Song of the Drunken Fisherman, Cultivating at Shandong and Fishing at Shensi, Pu-an’s Incatation, A Dialogue between a Fisherman and a Woodcutter, Song of Yangguan, Three Variations of Plum Blossom, Wild Geese over the Calm Sands, etc.