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City of history - Xi' An .pptx

  1. Xi’ An
  2. Why Xi’ An is called city of history? ● THB there are 4 major historical capitals of China known as the “Four Great Ancient Capitals of China” - Beijing, Nanjing, Luoyang, Xi’an ● Xi’an was capital of 13 ancient imperial dynasties. it was called “Chang An” ● Numerous historical sites attracts many tourists from the world to visit Xi’an. ● Xi’an was the eastern terminus of the Silk Road
  3. Which sites do you think is at Xi’an?
  4. Terracotta Army
  5. Tang Dynasty (唐)
  6. Tang Dynasty (唐) ○ A golden age of Chinese arts and culture (especially Tang poets) ○ Tang Poets has a great influence to the past and present chinese education. One of the best remembered Poet is LiBai. ○ Attracted an international reputation that spilled out of its cities and through the practice of Buddhism.
  7. Traditional Chinese Calligraphy
  8. Tang Dynasty (唐) ○ First and the only empress Wu in Chinese History, known as Wu Zetian ○ During the ruling of Wu, female social position had improved a lot. ○ * Eg. many women took important official positions, more women were able to get education, divorce and remarriage was common.
  9. Food? Mainly made by flour, why?
  10. 谢谢

Editor's Notes

  1. On March 29, 1974, farmers drilling a well 25 kilometres from Xian unearthed fragments of pottery. They had stumbled across the Terracotta Army, thousands of sculptures depicting the armies of Qin Shi Huang, China’s first emperor. Their purpose was to protect the emperor in the afterlife and they were buried with him between 210 and 209BC.