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A Report of Zhongtiao Mountain Gigantic Stone Ancient Seal Character “水” - Ⅳ、Realistic and Far-reaching Historical Significance

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A Report of Zhongtiao Mountain Gigantic Stone Ancient Seal Character “水”
I、 An Introduction to Character-laying Project
Ⅱ、Measurement and Calculation of Work Amount
Ⅲ、An Introduction to Chief Creators
Ⅳ、Realistic and Far-reaching Historical Significance
Bringing Benefits to Modern Society
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Ⅳ、Realistic and Far-reaching Historical Significance 

(ⅰ)Passing the Chinese Culture

The further research on the 5000 year civilization history dictates that the position of Hedong(Yuncheng, ) as “the root of Huaxia” is unshakable. Hedong lies across the Zhongtiao Mountain, by the side of the Yellow River with the fertile and wide land and has the collection of human scenic spots. Here the forefathers of Chinese people Yellow Emperor and Chiyou struggled against each other for the occupancy of the location with original battles, and after fifty-two battles Huandi defeated Chinyou and unified the tribes which brought an end to the wild history of human society. The capital established by Yao, Shun, and Yu were all here. China and Huaxia (ancient name of China) both resulted in the location. The four civilizations of human ‘clothing, food, living and transporting” began from here. As for the clothing aspect, the wife of Yellow Emperor created the rearing of silkworm, and skills of reeling silk; with regard to the food, God of Agriculture taught his people to sow and reap in today’s Lishan County; Shun (the emperor after Yellow Emperor) tilled the Li Mountain (today’s Zhongtiao Mountain), and the earliest human salt was taken from the Salt Lake of Hedong. Besides, the archaeological discovery on the fire remains in Xihoudu and the ancient seal writing style of “芮” illustrates the ancients’ deep-rooted memory to Fire and the pleasure for being far away from the life of eating birds and animals uncooked. Then when coming to the inhabitation, we have to mention that the prime minister of Yinshang Country Fu Shuo invented the walling techniques, which dictated the end of the history of living in the cave and the beginning of founding the homeland in the earth. Fu Shuo, over 1000 years earlier than Confucius, was regarded as the saint in Chinese history. Feng Hou (the prime minister of Yellow Emperor ) invented the southern pointing cart, which have had significant impact on the geography, military, marine.

中条山 - 巨大石砌篆文“水”字 - 天人中国书法艺术网

Furthermore, the four elements of “musical instrument (Qin), poem, calligraphy, and painting” symbolizing the culture civilization, are deeply rooted in Hedong; the Emperor Shun played the five-stringed Qin and sang the Souther Song for the people working by the side of Salt Pool. The Book of Odes is the earliest poem collection in China, in which Ballads, Dynamic Hymns, and Sacrificed Songs, describing the scenery of Hedong, enjoy great popularity. The Great Calligrapher Wang Xizi is the great student of Madam Wei in Hedong, and the originator of painting field is the Zhishou who are half-blooded with the Emperor Shun. The two great historians (Sima Qian and Sima Guang) are both inhabited in Hedong, and moreover initially Sima Qian explicitly attributed the professional features like river training, channeling, channel pass (for blood control, navigation, and irrigation) to the term “Water Conservancy”. Besides, the two greatest water conservancy experts in Chinese history Da Yu and Li Bing originated from Hedong. Da Yu conquered the Yellow River, which makes the generations of the Chinese people be nourished; Li Bing built the Doujiang Dam in the period of warring states, which turns the Sichuang Province into the land of abundance, and brings the great benefits to the subsequent generations.

Zhongtiao Mountain, as the ridgepole of Hedong Land, is loaded with the five thousand year glory of Chinese civilization. Nowadays, the art workers laid the character of totem on its wide back with the Zhontiao ancient stones in the simplest manner: the origin of life and wisdom---water. This character was completed with the combination of the oracle-bone inscriptions carved by ancients on the animal bones and tortoise shells and the inscriptions on the bronze for sacrifice. The artists attempted to blend the soul of Chinese culture into the greatest art with the main frame of massive, energetic and fair Confucianism, the life realm of “nature-following”, “connecting with the great spirit” Daoism and the Buddha concept of “my heart is Buddha”  “everything is Buddha”, and concerning the public. The masterpiece was created by imposing the Chinese character “水” with top and bottom frames, from the overall outlay, as if it is a Yin-yang Taoism Eight Diagram Map hanging in the hill, which implies the most primitive and deepest Chinese philosophy of “Heaven- Human Harmony”.                                                                                            

Only such character can bear the weight of the profound and extensive Chinese culture, and incorporate with the well-known mountain. With the traditional calligraphy from, the gigantic works shows a warning sign to the present and future people saying that we should continue the reform with great spirit of Da Yu and Li Bing, without ignoring the life-nourishing water and forgetting the water carrying the great ships of society development, as well as devouring perishing everything in the world.




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