Bronze is the history of mankind a great invention, the earliest history of the world’s metallurgical foundry alloys. Adding copper tin, lead, into a new alloy, this alloy after thousands of chemical reactions, the surface layer of gray rust, so that modern people the “china bronze” and the ancients of this alloy will known as the “gold” in the literature about “give money”, “by the King,” How much, referring to bronze.
bronze bronze as the material is based on using a very special process (called modern people bronze casting process) produced the artifacts, it is splendid ancient civilization, one of the vehicles.
Bronze Age (Bronze Age) is a Danish archaeologist G · J · Thompson first proposed to the evolutionary history of human material staging concept. All the world’s ancient civilizations have gone through the Stone Age, Chalcolithic Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. China’s ancestors in Bronze Age (about 4000 years dating back to 2200) to create unmatched world bronze culture.
handed down from a large number of bronzes excavated and visible, the old block range casting technology has been developed in ancient China to its peak level, early Chinese bronzes in the life and spirit of the system occupies a pivotal position. It can be said of ancient chinese bronze and bronze process of evolution, not only the evolutionary history of the Chinese people’s material, but also the history of the Chinese people’s spiritual evolution.
rare bronze material and the advanced nature of bronze casting process, making it pottery, wood and stone sink in everyday things such as use of equipment, embarked on a different path of development. Bronze Ding, Gui, respect, plates, utensils, etc., as Jazz, wine, water containers and other useful features and as a ritual in the spiritual life of our ancestors is the significance of winning the interdependent, the same coherence. We can say that there is no ancient bronzes, there can be business, weeks gentle nobility and hierarchy of the unique characteristics of the power of pre-Qin era expression system. The core system of the ancient civilization, the so-called “ritual, music, conquest from the emperor a”, “affairs of state, in worship, and military”, all with the bronze culture are inextricably linked.
bronze sculpture vessels in ancient times is often used as a ritual. Shang society with strict rules and regulations reflect the hierarchy of the ceremony, the so-called “courtesy” to maintain political and economic power, and worship is the communication of people, God, the sacred earth of the central part of the order. Bronze in the account for a large share of the sacrificial, is within the royal clan chiefs and nobles as the world “overlord” of the emperor presided over the ritual sacrifices necessary. In addition, the production of bronze, and gifts are also Shang and Zhou era marriage between nobles marry, enjoy dinner, worship, the league and Chung Ming Gong activities in Germany, and other rites are closely related.
Ancient Ritual as social, political and economic power of the symbol of the king, created by Ding Hou, Gui is also seen as the source of the legitimacy of state power. Legend Dayu “received nine gold, animal husbandry, cast Jiuding, ZD in Jingshan, the various things like Kyushu,” is a Marina princes, Xia Wang Zhaoli country ruled Central logo. The “summer’s loss of, by the Yin Dynasty; Yin miss, by the Zhou Dynasty.” Is that the generation of each dynasty, Xing, “Highlights” will be followed to change hands. Spring and Autumn Period, Chu Zhuang messenger to the Chou king “aspirations of the size, weight”, the “aspirations” is a coveted state power or attempt to obtain the authority of the dominant refers to the classic view. Stand within the royal family or ancestral home bronze ritual transfer of power and is essentially a redistribution of wealth caused by the transfer of political power, “Highlights” as the central symbol of the regime, who took possession of the “Highlights” will hold the National the highest political power. Meanwhile, the nobility in the use of ritual at all levels of the type, there are stringent regulations on the number, type and quantity of the amount of direct representatives of the aristocratic class level. The so-called “Zhong Mingding food”, said the family that is flourishing population, a large scene of many servants, as the noble aristocrats show their status symbol. As the well-known scholar Mr. Zhang Guangzhi said: “Bronze is the politics and power.”
often from ancient bronzes to Ming, “Zun Bao”, “Bonding”, which indicates that china bronze sculpture has been seen as valued treasure, is about the Han Dynasty unearthed bronze as “good fortune” of the trillion. According to “Han Emperor Wu Ji” recorded in the Han Dynasty “was a result of Ding fenshui on” trying to shift the reign to “Yuanding.” Han Dynasty bronze tripod from the date of this historic event regarded as a fetish, the Chinese bronze collection has over two thousand years of history.
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