Historical Relic Treasures and Cultural China: Part 1

Discover the fascinating beauty and magic of Chinese civilization, from agriculture to music to acupuncture.

About The Course

*Note - This is an Archived course*

This is a past/archived course. At this time, you can only explore this course in a self-paced fashion. Certain features of this course may not be active, but many people enjoy watching the videos and working with the materials. Make sure to check for reruns of this course. 

Course videos are presented in Mandarin with English subtitles.

Chinese archaeology is one of the fastest-growing and most exciting fields of study in China. With a wealth of cultural relics unearthed this past century, the world’s fascination with China’s rich history has been renewed. This course will examine 15 unique cultural relics identified by scholars as important to Chinese civilization. We will focus on the fields of agriculture, astronomy, music, metallurgy, textiles, architecture, painted pottery, jade articles, bronze ware, shipbuilding and acupuncture. We will ignite your curiosity as we explore how these treasures reveal China’s past, and guide the future of Chinese culture.

考古学在中国是发展最快且最令人兴奋的研究领域之一。在上个世纪,中国凭借丰富的文物出土,让世界在此沉迷在其悠久的历史之中。本课程将探讨15个被学者认定为对中国文明有着重要意义的独特文物。我们将专注于农业、天文、音乐、冶金、纺织、建筑、彩陶、玉器、青铜器、造船和针灸等领域。通过探索这些珍品是如何揭示中国的过去,并引导中国文化的未来,我们将点燃你的好奇心。

Recommended Background

None.