The Story of Henan Province

 

由吉隆坡中国文化中心特别制作系列人文讲座节目《大河之南》,首集将于10月28日(周四),晚上9时正开播!
 
节目由马来西亚学者林家豪主讲。他毕业于北京大学考古系,曾任马来西亚华人博物馆执行主任,多年来积极推动马来西亚文史研究与博物馆工作。节目中,林家豪将带领大家围绕河南考古发现、文献记载和历史演变,谈文化、讲历史、话考古,以生动的方式与公众跨时空对话,带领马来西亚民众认识河南,走进中原大地,了解中华文明起源和发展的历史脉络,感受辉煌灿烂的中原文化和华夏文明。
 
今年是中国现代考古学诞生100周年,也是吉隆坡中国文化中心与河南“部省合作”之年。100年前,位于河南的三门峡市渑池县仰韶村遗址迎来科学发掘的第一铲,拉开了中国现代考古学的序幕。100年后,中国考古迎来蓬勃发展的黄金时期,特别是随着众多重大考古成果的发现和网络的传播,再次掀起一场全民“考古热”。作为文化中心“开卷知新•史述中国”计划的首个启动项目,希望此节目能让马来西亚民众重新认识灿烂华夏文明的主要发祥地——河南。
 
节目首阶段将推出6集,每周四晚双周播出,在马来西亚和中国各网络平台同步上线。请锁定吉隆坡中国文化中心面子书YOUTUBE频道 。

信息

     2021年10月28日首播

     全球线上直播

  晚上九点,准时开播

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Season 2

Episode 6

Chinese Aesthetics

What is Chinese Aesthetics?

Why is the Song dynasty known as the peak era of Chinese aesthetics?

How do the aesthetic thoughts and pursuits during the Song dynasty influence us?

The famous historian Chen Yinke once said: “The culture of the Chinese nation has evolved over thousands of years and was at its peak during the Song dynasty.”  Why did he say so? How does Song culture influence us today? How do the aesthetic thoughts and pursuits during the Song dynasty inspire us?

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe back to the Song dynasty and experience the peak era of aesthetics in ancient China.

Episode 5

Cracking the Secret Bones 

How exactly does the oracle bone inscriptions prove past history?

Is there any other writing in China that is older than the oracle bone script?

How did the ancient Chinese make and interpret the characters on the oracle bones?

The earliest form of Chinese characters was oracle bone script. It developed into bronze script, seal script, clerical script, and regular script as well as semi-cursive script we are using nowadays. It is the only pictogram in the world that is still used on a large scale.

As the earliest known writing system in China, how was it created? Besides recording and conveying messages, what kind of function do these 3,000-year-old characters have?

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe and travel back to Shang dynasty when the oracle bones were prevalent, and unravel its little-known secrets.

Episode 4

Strive Together

Flood myths are common all over the world?

Maybe it is true that Yu controlled the flood?

Is Yu human or god?

“The Great Flood of Gun-Yu” is one of the Chinese legends that we have heard since childhood. Flood myths are actually found in the legends of the origins of different ethnic groups around the world.

What are they about? Is the great flood that destroyed the world real? 

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to relearn the truth of Yu and the legend of the Great Flood.

Episode 3

The Centre of Heaven and Earth – The Mystery of Ancient Chinese Cosmology

What is “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”? 

Didn’t the thirteen stick monks save Prince of Tang?

Why is Mount Song a sacred site of Confucianism, Buddhism and Daoism?

What is the relationship between the Centre of Heaven and Earth and ancient Chinese cosmology?

“Zhong” means middle or centre. The terms “Zhongguo”, “Zhongyuan”, “Zhongtu” are actually derived from the key concept of ancient Chinese cosmology.

Where is the Centre of Heaven and Earth? What impact did it have on ancient China? 

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to go back to the past and uncover the mystery of “The Centre of Heaven and Earth”.

Episode 2

Martial Arts & Shaolin Temple

Is Bodhidharma related to Shaolin Kungfu?
Is “Yijinjing” real?
Didn’t the thirteen stick monks save Prince of Tang?
 
Shaolin Temple, Mount Song, Henan is the cradle of Chan Buddhism and is famous for its Shaolin Kung Fu.
 
Why did the imperial court build the Shaolin Temple? How did Bodhidharma introduce Chan Buddhism to China? Why do Shaolin monks practice martial arts?
In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to Dengfeng, Henan to learn about the real Shaolin Temple, Mount Song in history.

Episode 1

Sutra of Forty-two Chapters

Is the “Sutra of Forty-two Chapters” related to the transmission of Buddhism to China?
Are Sanzang and Bajie real?

Buddhism has a history of nearly two thousand years in China. It is one of the two major religions in Chinese history, and it has exerted a great influence on the development of Chinese culture and philosophy.

How was Buddhism introduced into China? Why did religions that originated in India flourish in China?

In this episode, let’s  follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to learn the past and present of Chinese Buddhism.

CNY Special

Back to the Song dynasty – CNY celebration

Was CNY a holiday during the Song dynasty?

What was in the Song people’s CNY shopping list?

How did the Song people wish New Year’s greetings?

As we mentioned in the previous episode, the economy was strong and the industries were prosperous in the Song dynasty. Moverover, it was very lively during the festival.

So how did the Song people celebrate the New Year a thousand years ago? In this episode , let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe back to the Song dynasty and have an extraordinary Chinese New Year.

 

Season 1

Episode 3

The National Treasure

The Story of Henan Province EP3: The National Treasure
 
Why did the Chinese ancestors choose bronze to make ritual vessels?
Where are the Nine Tripod Cauldrons?
For whom was this bronze vessel cast?
 
Bronzeware is the key for the archaeology of the Xia-Shang-Zhou dynasties. How were these unique and mysterious bronzes made? Are there any special functions and values? In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe and travel back to the Bronze Age of China to find the answers.

Episode 4

Cao Cao Mausoleum

When did Cao Cao start being portrayed as a villain? 

Is Xigaoxue Tomb in Anyang, Henan the tomb of Cao Cao?

The archaeological team was accused of fraud and what is it all about?

“An able statesman in a time of peace, a crafty hero in a time of chaos”, a statement describing Cao Cao who held the emperor as hostage to command the lords. In popular culture, Cao Cao is always portrayed as a scheming careerist and cruel general. But is this true story of Cao Cao in history?

In 2009, the archaeological community announced the discovery of Cao Cao’s tomb, but it caused controversy on the Internet and even had been questioned for faking. What is the whole story? In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to reacquaint ourselves with this extraordinary man – Cao Cao.

Episode 5

Luoyang, the Capital of Divine Land

Why was Luoyang called the divine capital?

Luoyang is the centre of the world?

Why did Empress Wu move the capital to Luoyang?

Luoyang, an ancient city with a long history, has witnessed the rise and fall of Chinese dynasties throughout the history of China.

If you would like to know the ups and downs of past and present, just have a look at Luoyang City.” 

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe to see the past and present of the city.

Episode 6

A Dream of Splendour Past – Kaifeng, the Eastern Capital

What is the relationship between Bao Qingtian and Kaifeng? Actually “Along the River during the Qingming Festival” isn’t a painting ?

Why was its economy strong even though the country was considered weak during the Song Dynasty? 

As the capital of the Northern Song Dynasty, Kaifeng, its economy and industries were prosperous. It was the most prosperous commercial metropolis in the world at that time.

So how did the people of Northern Song, who lived in the imperial capital, live? The famous Northern Song Dynasty painting “Along the River during the Qingming Festival” is actually not a painting. What does that mean then?

In this episode, let’s follow the archaeologist Lim Kah Hoe back to the Northern Song Dynasty, walking around Kaifeng and learning the rise and fall of the dynasty.

 第一集 

《大河之南——壹:文明的起源》

读文献谈千古奇案,持手铲论百年沧桑。

“中华文明到底有没有五千年历史?”
“中国第一个王朝——夏朝是否真实存在?”
“最早的中国在河南?”

探索中国文明的起源,首先的问题,就是如何定义文明?大河之南首播,让我们跟随考古学学者林家豪通过考古、历史、文化等不同层面和角度,了解中华文明起源和发展的历史脉络,重新认识华夏文明的主要发祥地。

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