China News Service, Beijing, February 28th: ​​Entering the Chinese Academy of History, Chinese and foreign media experienced "Why China"

  Author Zeng Yue

  On February 27, the Information Office of the State Council of China organized reporters from domestic and foreign media to visit the Chinese Academy of History, visit the Chinese Archaeological Museum, and hold special lectures to gain an in-depth understanding of the origin, formation and development of Chinese civilization.

  The event attracted 46 Chinese and foreign journalists, including 33 journalists from 25 foreign media outlets in 16 countries.

Many foreign media reporters said in interviews with reporters from China News Service that this event helped them better understand "Why China."

On February 27, reporters from domestic and foreign media walked into the Chinese Academy of History and visited the Chinese Archaeological Museum.

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  Along the historical avenue along the central axis of the China Archaeological Museum, "Historical Chinese Ding Forges Civilization - Exhibition of Cultural Relics and Documents of the Chinese Academy of History" is slowly unfolding.

  Carriage, jade, pottery... Finnish Broadcasting Corporation reporter Mika Hentunen took a slow tour, sometimes stopping to listen to explanations, sometimes raising her mobile phone to take pictures.

"I am very interested in Chinese history, Chinese culture and Chinese civilization." He said that Chinese civilization has a long history, is extensive and profound, and has strong appeal. "I know very little about it, so I want to learn more about it. That’s why I came to this event.”

  Visiting the China Archaeological Museum, reporters from domestic and foreign media were greeted by a splendid feast of cultural relics.

  According to Liu Guoxiang, deputy director of the Chinese Academy of History, this is China's first national-level professional museum named after archaeology. It has a permanent exhibition hall of more than 7,000 square meters and more than 6,000 exhibits, focusing on the more than 5,000 years of Chinese civilization and unification. The history of the formation and development of nation-states.

  "The fine unearthed cultural relics on display all come from the front line of archaeological field excavations, and the precious ancient books on display are all collected by the Chinese Academy of History." Liu Guoxiang said.

  It is the Year of the Dragon in the Chinese Lunar Calendar, and cultural relics with dragon elements have attracted much attention from Chinese and foreign reporters.

  The turquoise dragon-shaped vessel unearthed from the Erlitou site in Yanshi, Henan Province has more than 2,000 turquoise "dragon scales" of different shapes and bright colors, attracting Chinese and foreign reporters to take a closer look.

In front of the painted dragon-patterned pottery plate unearthed from the Taosi site in Xiangfen, Shanxi, foreign media reporters were very interested in the vermilion dragon pattern on the plate. They asked for details and recorded key points in their notebooks.

  Muhammad Asghar, Pakistan's United News Agency correspondent in China, said in an interview with a reporter from China News Service that this trip gave him a more comprehensive understanding of China's historical path and the development of civilization. The unearthed cultural relics and first-hand historical materials have provided great insights into China's history. The origin, formation and development of civilization provided vivid proof. Dragon element cultural relics and their traceability allowed him to further understand the importance of dragons to the Chinese nation.

On February 27, in the "Origin of Civilization" special exhibition hall of the China Archaeological Museum, Chinese and foreign media reporters learned about the Dakou Taozun through the smart screen.

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  In the "Origin of Civilization" thematic exhibition hall, Helena, the China-based reporter of China-UAE Satellite TV in the United Arab Emirates, stretched out her hand to touch the smart screen wrapped in a large pottery statue.

This cultural relic unearthed from the Yuchi Temple site in Mengcheng, Anhui Province, projects a digital image on the smart screen, and reveals the texture details when the audience's fingertips pinch it.

  She told reporters in Chinese, "Through such digital technology, we can enlarge cultural relics and understand the details inside. It is very interesting to integrate traditional ancient cultural relics with modern digital technology and will be liked by more young people." .”

  Liu Guoxiang said that empowering cultural relics with technology will be an important construction direction in the future.

"As an archaeological museum, we will use technological means to display cultural relics, reveal the connotation and value of cultural relics, and even show the background of archaeological excavations and the restoration of ruins."

  "'Why China' and how China was formed are the characteristics of the study of the origin of Chinese civilization." After the visit, Wang Wei, member of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences and director of the Department of History, focused on the "Origin, Formation and Development of Chinese Civilization" Hold special lectures.

He said that archaeological discoveries showed that Chinese civilization formed three major characteristics: diversity, integration, and continuity in its early days.

  Wang Wei said that through archeology, we can reveal the development of Chinese civilization in a more comprehensive and detailed manner, understand the rich connotation of Chinese culture, see the contribution of Chinese civilization to mankind, and enhance cultural confidence.

At the same time, Chinese civilization is an important part of world civilization. China attaches great importance to international cooperation in archaeology and is willing to conduct civilizational exchanges and mutual learning with other countries in the world to jointly promote the progress of human civilization.

  At the end of the event, Ailina felt a lot of emotions.

Based on her own experience, she said, "The role of the media is a bridge. We can let the public know more about civilizations and cultures in different parts of the world."

  Since learning Chinese at the age of 6, she has been paying attention to Chinese culture and likes to visit museums across China in her spare time, hoping to enhance her understanding of cross-cultural exchanges and mutual learning among civilizations. “We all have our own beauty, and we share our beauty. ."(over)