Main Contents and abstracts
Summary on Study of Archaeological Findings and Pedigree During Xia and Shang Dynasties around Tai-lake Basin (6)
【Abstract】This paper reviews the archaeology discoveries of Xia and Shang period around Taihu area, as well as study on the cultural pedigree. Based on it the traits of these discoveries and some issues existing in the study are summarized, which could be a foundation and reference for deep research in this field.
【Key words】Taihu area; Early Bronze Age; Study; Summarize
Excavation Report on Western Han Dynasty Tomb in Xuqichun, Jiangsu (12)
【Abstract】From the structure of tombs, burial patterns, four Han dynasty’s tombs are actually belong to one family. But difference exists as regards to their social status. Tomb No.2 (M2)’s extensive use of blue mud-paste and exalted placement of coffins were rare cases compared to the tombs of same period. The scientific excavation of these tombs provides new material for the study of Western Han Tombs in South-Yangtze River.
【Key words】Zhenjiang; Xuqianchun; Western Han Tomb
Archaeology Department of Peking Uni., Art Department of Jiangsu University, Chongqing Cultural Relics’ Bureau,
Excavation Report on Western Han Earthen Pits in Chongqing (18)
【Abstract】There are more than 50 pieces of pottery, bronze, metal and stone found in No.1 and No.2 earthen pits at Brick Factory, Zhong County. The contents found in No.1 tombs reflects the culture customs of early Western Han period. Two earthen bowls inscribed with character “日” discovered in No.2 tombs might bear special meaning. These two tombs provides new material for Xiajiang Archaeology study.
【Key words】Zhongxian Brick Factory; Western Han Dynasty; Earthen Pit
Study on Burial Customs of Waist pits in Shanxi Area (24)
【Abstract】According to the data, the earliest waist pit, around the late period of early Sang dynasty, was found in Beichun, Yao County, Shanxi province. During which time, this burial custom spread from central-plain area to the west and east bank of Yellow River, via Wei River, the Sang Culture as well as waist pit got into Shanxi province, or even as far as Gansu province. Through the connection and relationship of Shanxi, Henan, Gansu, a clear picture of the then social visage and ethical evolvement could be seen.
【Key words】Shanxi Province; Waist Pits; Burial Custom; Central Part of Henan Province; Eastern Part of Gansu; COnnection
Fujian Museum, Quanzhou Museum, Jinjiang Museum,
Excavation Report on Ming Dynasty Tomb Jinjiang, Fujian (13)
【Abstract】A salvaging excavation on Ming Dynasty Tombs was undergone jointly by Fujian Museum, Quanzhou Museum and Jinjiang Museum in July, 2006. Multiple stone animals and human status, two tombs, a tomb platform, a piece of stone-paved road and two pairs of funeral objects were unearthed at five mesas almost lined up straight along a hillside, which provides important material for the study of Ming burial customs, history of porcelain and family.
【Key words】Zimao, Jinjiang; Ming Dynasty Tomb; Stone Animal and Human Status Envoy; Bu Zheng Shi
Study on the Whereabouts of Southern Dynasties’ Stellar Observatory (39)
【Abstract】Through the literature data and newest archaeological finds, the southern dynasties’ stellar observatory should be on top of western city wall inside which lies the Luanjin gate. This observatory is in Daxinggong, Nanjing, also near the new Nanjing Library. This theory corrects that Beiji Pavilion should be stellar observatory commonly recognized during Liu Song Dynasty. In fact, Beiji Pavilion should be solar observatory which is totally different from stellar observatory.
【Key words】Observatory; Stellar Observatory; Astronomical Observatory; Solar Observatory; Palace; Luanjin Gate
Study on Cancong, the King of Shu Dynasty (49)
【Abstract】So-called “triple evidence”, they are to say to use ancient character research to verify ancient works research and archaeology research. Character of Bashu, is the third evidence to research the history of Bashu. This thesis mainly research the meaning of Cancong that is the first king of ancient Shu. Books say that Cancong has a very close relationship with the silkworm, but it doesn’t agree with archaeology detections. The triple evidence shows that it has relation with the totem toad adoration.
【Key words】Bashu Character; Kings of Ancient Shu; Cancong
Study on Granary in Yuan Dynasty (55)
【Abstract】Granary in Yuan Dynasty was set up in the early period of Yuan, and had been in good uses to the preparation and rescue of food shortage. But because of the inappropriate management, granaries were losing their real effects, it also contributes to the outbreak of farmer revolution in the late Yuan Dynasty.
【Key words】Granary; Yuan Dynasty; Salvation
●Culture and History
Longevity Mentalities Shown from “The Classics of Mountains and Rivers” (58)
【Abstract】To be longevity is the ideality of the whole human beings. There are myths in every folk which represent human beings seeking longevity. Mountain and sea Classics is called as a abundant depot of myth. This book denied the phenomenon of death by describing life prolonging, long life, longevity and celestial being.
【Key words】Mountain and Sea Classics; longevity; primitive thought; primitive religion
On Yi’an’s Poem from Another Perspective (61)
【Abstract】As a lady, Li Qingzhao had a bold and unconstrained “manhood”, when applied to the creating of poems, this “manhood” gave her poems a taste of uniqueness, broke the barrier of being too manly and yet not restrained to common female poems. Her poems can be summarized into this word “divinity”.
【Key words】LI Qiangzhao; Divinity; Poem Creation
LU Keke, LI Runqiang,
Brief Report on Folk Custom Characteristics around Central-plain Area (65)
【Abstract】The Central Plain is the cradle of Chinese Culture, where a bundle of folk cultures were fused into a single one and has profound influence in politics, economy and social life. Central Plain folk culture displays typical primitive characteristic, it can be divided into three categories, namely, Tangible Folk Culture, Social Folk Culture and Intangible Folk Culture. Being the cultural, political and economical center, Folk Culture spread and proliferated outside, assimilated and amalgamated other Folk Cultures at the same time, then spread outside again, thus the Central Plain Folk Culture became the basis and core of Chinese Folk Culture
【Key words】Folk Culture; Central Plainer; Customs; Etiquette; Fire Ceremony
Social Functions and Evolvement of Matchmakers (73)
【Abstract】Matchmaker is a special historical folk phenomenon, and a specific cultural symbol. Matchmaker arose from the emergence of monogamous marriage, and played a positive role in history in the prevention of arbitrary nature, marriage protection security, improving and standardizing ceremony. Matchmaker will not quit the stage of history, on the contrary, in the new historical period, the role of a matchmaker in society will be more clear.
【Key words】matchmaker; wedding ceremony; marriage; folk culture
On Two Seals Found in Yangzhou—Female Officer System During Western Han Dynasty (77)
【Abstract】According to the two seals found in Yangzhou, one inscribed with characters “Qie mo shu”, one with “Shu Yan”, the author categorized the female officers’ seals, and probes into the system of female officers in lord domains during Western Han Dynasty.
【Key words】Yangzhou; “Qie mo shu” seal; “Shu Yan” Seal; Female Officer’s System
Recognition of Plastic Arts on the Painting in Baoning Temple (80)
【Abstract】Shuilu Paintings mostly are religious paintings reflecting Buddhas, ghosts, heaven and hell. However, there are also realistic pictures displays sufferings, horrors and mercy in the land of living, manifesting all flesh’s piety and yearning for good life. The process of reproducing Shuilu Painting is actually the process of spiritual worship, besides required painting skill, there is also a spiritual connection with the original one. It is not difficult to feel civilian painters’ hard work and humility through those paintings.
【Key words】Youyu County, Shanxi; Baoning Temple; Shuilu Painting of Ming Dynasty
Sculptures: Reproduction of Exhibition Contents (84)
【Abstract】Sculptures exhibit in a museum was different from pure art sculptures in their themes, art methods, functions and temporal concepts. Their strength in inspiring people are more everlasting and powerful compare to the place where they are exhibiting.
【Key words】Exhibition Sculpture; Museum Display; Temporal Environment
●Remarks on Arts in “Ten-bamboo Study”
OU’ YANG Aihui,
Four Paradoxes of the Development of China’s Cartoon Industry (87)
【Abstract】The animation industry has the broad prospects in the modern society. In our country, it also obtains a lot of development. But at the same time there are a series of paradoxes including local culture, brand, specialty and the legality during the development of Chinese animation industry. Through analyzing four paradoxes, we can improve the development of Chinese animation industry in the future.
【Key words】Animation Industry; Paradox; Embodiment; Analyze
From “Aftershock” to Post-aftershock — Developing Trend of China’s Modern Art in Recent Years (91)
【Abstract】Guangdong Museum of Art and Capital Museum presented “Aftershock: Contemporary British Art 1990~2006” from 2006 to 2007. The exhibition provides audiences in China to see major works by the most significant artist who came to prominence in British during the early-mid 1990s. Many works gave Chinese artists tremendous inspiration to make crazy their works. The exhibition helps us to survey rationally the development of Chinese contemporary art.
【Key words】Arts; Contemporary art; Aftershock
Cultural Elements in the Costume Design (94)
【Abstract】Costume is the epitome of politic, economy, social culture of certain period. To realize the new natural concept, costume design should incarnate elements of traditional, technological and times’ cultures. The analyze of cultural elements embodied into costume design has great significance in promoting products value, meet consuming demands, build the reputation of a brand as well as exploit world costume market.
【Key words】Costume; Traditional Culture; Technological Culture; Times’ Culture