Last modified on 6 June 2013, at 15:36
In ancient Chinese warfare, the signal for advancing was the beating of a drum (trad. 擊鼓, simpl. 击鼓), whereas the signal for recalling the troops was the sounding of the gongs (trad. 鳴金, simpl. 鸣金).
金鼓 (traditional and simplified, Pinyin )
- (archaic) a gongs and drums (used for signaling the troops in ancient warfare)