What Shapes Huaxia: The Chinese Nation and Their Cultural Relics
By Weng Huainan  Publisher: Encyclopedia of China Publishing House Co., Ltd
Paper Back
2024-03-01 | ISBN: 978-7-5202-1512-1
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The book invites readers to embark on a journey through the 8,000 years of Chinese history with a curated selection of nearly 170 artifacts from over 50 museums worldwide. Spanning a diverse array of mediums including ceramics, bronzes, jades, calligraphy, paintings, and murals, each artifact invites readers to delve deeper into the cultural tapestry of China. The book is divided into seven thematic sections: “State Governance Model”, “Roots and Soul of China”, “Silk Road”, “Chinese Wisdom”, “National Treasures”, “Learning from the Past”, and “Unification”. These artifacts bring to life the story of the Chinese nation's evolution, showcasing its diverse communities across eras, regions, and ethnic groups. The book traces the origins of concepts like "descendants of Yan and Huang" and "descendants of Hua and Xia," highlighting the enduring continuity, innovation, unity, inclusiveness, and peaceful nature of the Chinese civilization. It offers invaluable insights for scholars and general readers alike.