Ancient Chinese Culture Case Study

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Question 1: One of the artifacts in the National Palace Museum that shows evidence of ritualism in Ancient China is the Zong Zhou Zhong. First off, the Zong Zhou Zhong was created for ancestral worship rituals. It was used during the late West Zhou dynasty and has a 123-character inscription by Emperor Li. The inscriptions describe how the emperor follows the actions or words of his ancestors and models his behaviors off of his ancestors. Another artifact that can symbolize ritualism is the wine vessels. The wine vessels in the Warring states period had many animal-shaped wine vessels; the Zun, however, is one of a kind. It has turquoise inlay and metal wires that are embedded in the vessel. The animal. Most of the vessels are carved as…show more content…
This is an artifact that belonged in the Qianlong reign (1736 to 1795), it was one of the toys of the emperor and empress in the garland of treasure. This jar was also used to show off the imperial family’s wealth, by served as a teapot when guests visit. This artifact reflects on how rich the Qing dynasty’s government was because of how luxurious the imperial family’s lifestyle was, since, this artifact is only one of many in the garland of treasure. Another artifact that proves the wealth of the Qing dynasty’s imperial household is the Rectangular Curio Box. This box, found in the Qing dynasty, was basically the toy box of the emperor and empress. For example, the emperor Qianlong enjoyed the beauty of various artifacts, so he ordered his craftsman to create miniature replicas of these artifacts for him to play. These artifacts were also very delicate, therefore stored in the Curio box and the emperor could carry it anywhere. This reflects on how wealthy the government was since they could support these luxurious needs of the imperial household and provide various forms of entertainment. Since, if the government wasn’t wealthy and was unstable, it would be impossible to be able to care for these more trivial
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