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Every Treasure Tells a Story (English Edition)

Author:The Production Team Of Every Treasure Tells A Story

Publication date:2019-01-01

ISBN:9787508539355

Language:English

Abstract:

In the documentary Every Treasure Tells a Story produced by CCTV, the creativity of ancient Chinese people is appreciated through 100 national treasures. Each of them is introduced in a 5-minute episode to tell a story, explaining the Chinese spirit, aesthetics and values behind them. This documenta...
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In the documentary Every Treasure Tells a Story produced by CCTV, the creativity of ancient Chinese people is appreciated through 100 national treasures. Each of them is introduced in a 5-minute episode to tell a story, explaining the Chinese spirit, aesthetics and values behind them. This documentary provides a chance for the audience to understand the cultures of China from a fresh perspective. The first season was highly rated by the audience and stirred a passion for culture and tradition.This book presents the stories of the 25 treasures in the first season of the documentary. Between the lines, you may find their legendary experiences that were hardly known and look for traces of the Chinese spirit. We are sure that these stories, which are full of ups and downs, will open a window for readers to gain a touch of the everlasting value and charm of the great country’s gems. Thanks to the humanistic elements and knowledge, this artfully designed book is also an ideal choice for readers, especially fans of history and cultural relics, to dig deeper about the legend, history and Chinese culture after they turn off their electronic devices because it offers abundant content about how these treasures could possibly have been made, as well as traditional culture, and differences between China and the rest of the world.

Book catalogue

  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

    2
  • CONTENTS

    3
  • Inset

    4
  • Preface

    5
  • HUMAN-HEADED POT: GAZING AT OLD TIMES

    6
  • JIAHU BONE FLUTE: A MELODIOUS SOUND TRANSCENDING NINE MILLENNIA

    7
  • POTTERY EAGLESHAPED TRIPOD: ENCHANTING POTTERY FROM 6,000 YEARS AGO

    8
  • LONGSHAN EGGSHELL BLACK POTTERY CUP: A DELICATE CRAFTWORK 0.2MM THIN

    9
  • HONGSHAN JADE DRAGON: A DRAGON-SHAPED JADE RING

    10
  • LINGJIATAN JADE PLAQUE AND JADE TURTLE: A GAME OF HIDE AND SEEK IN JADE

    11
  • LIANGZHU YU CONG: A BADGE OF GOD

    12
  • TURQUOISE-INLAID BRONZE PLAQUE: RESONANCE BETWEEN METAL AND JADE

    13
  • YINXU TURQUOISEINLAID ORACLE BONE: INSCRIBED BONES

    14
  • HOUMUWU DING: A NATIONAL TREASURE

    15
  • FU HAO'S JADE PHOENIX: LEGEND OF THE MAGIC BIRD

    16
  • XIAO ZUN: HOW AN OWL WAS HONORED

    17
  • LI GUI: A BOUNDARY MARKER OF THE SHANG AND ZHOU DYNASTIES

    18
  • HE ZUN: WHERE "CHINA" APPEARED FIRST

    19
  • JADE PENDANT SET: WEARING THE WORLD ON ONE'S BODY

    20
  • SANXINGDUI BRONZE FIGURE: THE GLORY OF HUMAN NATURE

    21
  • SANXINGDUI BRONZE SACRED TREE: INSCRIBED BONES

    22
  • GOLDEN SUN BIRD: SHINING LIGHT UPON THE ANCIENT AND MODERN

    23
  • DA KE DING: AN OPEN BRONZE BOOK

    24
  • COWRY SHELL VESSEL OF THE ANCIENT DIAN KINGDOM: THE COW-TIGER COMING DOWN FROM THE ALTAR

    25
  • LOTUS AND CRANE RECTANGULAR HU: LOTUS IN BLOSSOM, CRANE ABOUT TO TAKE FLIGHT

    26
  • BRONZE ZUN-PAN OF MARQUIS YI OF ZENG: A LEGEND REPRODUCED

    27
  • SWORD OF GOUJIAN: THE WINNER TAKES ALL

    28
  • FILIGREE-INLAID BRONZE PLATE OF A MAUSOLEUM MAP: FUTURISTIC TECHNOLOGY OF THE WARRING STATES PERIOD

    29
  • HU-FU (TWO-PIECE TIGER TALLIES): MIGHTY TROOPS IN THE PALM OF THE HAND

    30
  • Appendix: Chronological Table of the Chinese Dynasties

    31
  • Copyright

    32

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