The documentary "China" with the same name was published in Shanghai, deciphering why the Chinese civilization has a long history

  From the prosperous Tang Dynasty to the modern situation, outline the beauty of China with vivid pictures

  News from this newspaper (Reporter Xu Yang) For thousands of years, the Chinese civilization has a long history and has never ceased.

What is the source of power hidden in the depths of history?

Recently, the popular national history book "China: From Tianbao to the Revolution of 1911" was published by Shanghai People's Publishing House and Xuelin Publishing House.

This is the second season of the popular documentary "China" with the same name, and the first season of the book "China: From the Spring and Autumn to the Tang Dynasty" connects the origin of civilization from the Spring and Autumn to modern times, and fully presents the historical development of China.

  Compared with the first season of the book, "China: From Tianbao to the Revolution of 1911" has a larger time span, from the prosperous Tang Dynasty to the modern situation; the perspectives of attention are also more diverse, extending from China to the development and changes of countries around the world at the same time .

Opening the book, a visual feast with pictures and texts appeared on the paper. Chen Shangjun, a senior professor of liberal arts at Fudan University and honorary president of the Chinese Tang Dynasty Literature Society, commented: "The words that have flowed through a thousand years of poetry have merged into a symmetrical and full composition. The artistic conception strives to show the pure Chinese classical aesthetics everywhere, which makes people feel up and down and can't stop."

  The book is divided into ten episodes: from the period of Tianbao in the Tang Dynasty, to the chaos of the Five Dynasties and the unification of the Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties, until the modern Revolution of 1911, select classic characters from all dynasties and dynasties, and depict a magnificent historical picture.

The book focuses on expressing the ups and downs of personal destiny in history. For example, Du Fu also experienced a long "unemployed period", and Guan Hanqing was an ancient "slash youth"... so that history is "personalized" through the experiences and stories of specific characters.

Zhu Gang, a professor at Fudan University, believes that "China" provides us with a new way of telling history. Taking "people" as a clue, we can glimpse the change of dynasties and the evolution of civilization, and outline the thousands of atmospheres from ancient times to the present.

  "To complete such a documentary, no matter how much effort the creators make, it should be, and it is not enough, but this is a departure without hesitation." In the preface of "China", the chief producer and director of the documentary Li Dongkun wrote Dao, using images to describe history, the first problem to face is the big structure, the narrative must be "removed" and then "taken", "History is complex, what we need to do is to make it concise; history is profound, we must do The key is to make it popular." Co-director Zhou Yan expects: "Let's open "China" with warmth and respect, I believe that after reading it, you will know yourself, understand China better; know history, and love China more. "

  How to let more people understand China?

The documentary team and Shanghai Century Publishing Group launched a related book list as an extension of reading, and linked online and offline to "Open China with the Fragrance of Books".

From the subway to the bookstore, the "China" team fully conveys the sense of historical interaction with an immersive reading experience.

For example, the "Chinese Knowledge Point Learning Station" was built on Changsha Metro Line 2 and Line 4, and the bus voice was used to create scenes such as ancient milk tea and cat-loving poets; it was displayed in brick-and-mortar bookstores such as Duoyun Academy and Flagship Store. , Sinan Bookstore's "Erren Reading Office" launched an interactive exhibition "Those You Don't Know About "China", revealing interesting knowledge such as "Why there is no cat in the zodiac" and "Wine has a longer history than liquor" , and strive to "live" history with rich visual symbols and a contemporary perspective.