When we arrive in Beijing, the Palace Museum is one of the must-see destinations. In Xi'an, you must go to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and horses of Qin Shihuang. The museum condenses the essence of human civilization and is a calendar.
when it comes to Beijing, the Palace Museum is one of the must-see destinations. In Xi'an, you must go to the Museum of Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang.
The museum condenses the essence of human civilization and is an important carrier of history and culture.
for many people, however, even if they go to a museum, they don't know what to see.
Cultural relics are just quietly displayed on shelves and in glass cases, and they have nothing to do with our modern life.
each cultural relic quietly tells the historical story of changes in its way, and behind every ancient text is the code of civilization that urgently needs to be unlocked through time and space.
is there a way for us to get to know them more easily and more closely?
Don't miss the Story of Chinese characters and Cultural relics. It makes Chinese characters and cultural relics come alive.
it makes the cultural relics collected in museums, the heritage displayed in the vast land, and the words written in ancient books all "alive".
in this set of books, through a simple and clear narration, the author analyzes in detail the relationship between symbols, words, and artifacts, and takes us through time and space to reproduce the daily life, social culture, and structure of ancient China. Help readers understand ancient society and understand the changes of culture and writing.
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you can visit more than 800 cultural relics in more than 40 museums at once.
if so many cultural relics are stacked in front of us, we may feel that they have nothing to do with us. However, the author knows the story of each cultural relic easily. He classifies and summarizes these cultural relics according to their historical age and type, and divides them into four volumes to tell:
return to the Stone Age: prehistoric cultural relics, including stone tools, jade, and some daily utensils.
Song of Heavy Metals in the Warring States period: mainly bronze and jade wares in the pre-Qin period.
"come back to Changan for a day": focus on the Han and Tang dynasties, including pottery, lacquerware, porcelain, statues, and so on.
"A touch of crisp outside the Forbidden City": on the most typical cultural relics of the Song, Yuan, Ming, and Qing dynasties, such as porcelain, cloisonne, and some treasures.
there is a story behind every artifact
to dig out the inner source of culture for you.
Which avatar are these two avatars hidden in the Royal Ontario Museum in Canada? Judging from the bun on the top of the head and the long drooping earlobe, both statues are represented by the Buddha
the left one is the product of the Tang Dynasty, and the right one is the product of the Ming Dynasty. Comparing the two, we can find that the hairstyle is not the same. After reading this book, you also know that there was a straight hairstyle before the Tang Dynasty, but later it became beaded (shown on the right). This is the transition between the two hairstyles in the Tang Dynasty.
Let's see again that although the two bronze bells seem to be quite different in size, they are very similar in shape. What's the relationship between them? the big one on the left is from the Song Dynasty (about 1105 AD), and the one on the right is from the Eastern Zhou Dynasty, with a difference of more than 1500 years. The reason why the shape is close is that the people of the Song Dynasty were more appreciative of ancient times, and epigraphy was carried out from then on. The clock on the left also witnessed the change of the relationship between the Song and Jin dynasties.
each cultural relic is a product of history at that time and has its own story. Through the excavation of these cultural relics, the author unfolds the stories behind them in front of us, which makes us sigh that "this is the case".
the hidden facts of Chinese characters
subvert your understanding of history
some of the Chinese characters we use now have a long history, and some of them are quite different from the original intention of creating characters. this book introduces Chinese characters. The hidden facts of Chinese characters can subvert your cognition.
how did building houses in ancient times make the structure stronger? Before thinking about mortise and tenon, people think of what should be used to join the two ends together.
as a result, there is a component like the one shown in the figure
. Inspired by this, people created the word "created". Its oracle bone inscriptions have the following glyphs:
these all indicate that the two wooden components are connected and tied to each other. Therefore, the word "Qing" has the meaning of handing over and meeting.
other Chinese characters containing this radical are also more or less related to this meaning: structure, ditch, coitus, coitus, ditch, speaking, shopping, etc.
for example, the word "Che" is washed by washing
this is a bronze ware in the middle of the Shang Dynasty, which is called a bronze (li), which is a bit like a tripod, but its feet are empty. Soup is also a kind of cooking utensil.
although empty enough can increase the area exposed to fire, it is a bit troublesome to clean. To clean up the leftovers, you need to put your hand into the bent fingers, which is what it looks like: the word
is later the word "Che". You need to use your hands to wash the oysters thoroughly.
Let's take a look at the familiar word "an"
"an". From the development of the character shape, it retains the shape of the oracle bone inscription: the appearance of a woman sitting at home. It means that women are safe at home. while men at home are redundant words, which means they have free time.
the difference in the social division of labor between men and women has already appeared in the era of character creation. However, in the Tang Dynasty, social style great changes have taken place in appearance.
the royal family of the Tang Dynasty has the blood of nomadic people, and the Tang Dynasty is a rare open era in history. from the following painted glazed pottery women riding figurines in the Tang Dynasty, we can see some clues
at this time, women can move generously and enjoy considerable freedom and autonomy.
the author of
Story of Chinese characters and Cultural relics, Xu Jinxiong is an internationally renowned Oracle research expert with a professional background and has been deeply cultivated in this field.
Mr. Xu Jinxiong, born in 1941 in Kaohsiung, Taiwan
1941, Xu Jinxiong was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Before the college entrance examination, he came across the book Guangya Shuzheng written by Wang Niansun in the Qing Dynasty. According to the book, the words Gu, Xian, Xian, Chuang, Fang, Zuo, Zuo, Shuo, Meng, Ye, Ben, Root, Tiller, Gu, Chang, Meng, Bei and Ye all have the meaning of "beginning". he was very curious and felt that Chinese characters were very wonderful. He wanted to explore the deep meaning of Chinese characters and embarked on the road of studying the mysteries of Chinese characters.