GU Mei-geng was born on November 6, 1899 in Changsha, Hunan province and passed down of illness on August 22, 1990 in Changsha, Hunan province. His first name was Tao, alias Qin-chan and his ancestral home was in Huayang, Sichuan province. In three generations of inheritation, he learned the qin of the Sichuan School from his father and uncle. The score and fingering of the Flowing Water of the GU’s family was directly inherited from the master ZHANG Kong-shan. From 1956, he was appointed as a special correspondent researcher of the Central Conservatory. He was also a member of the Qin Research Association of Beijing and helped ZHA Fu-xi in the development of qin music. In 1959, he was transferred to Shenyang Conservatory as a tutor of qin music. At the Cultural Revolution, he returned to his hometown for retiring. Eventualy, he completed his final writing on the qin music and published a book named the Handbook of Qin Music.