悠悠秦淮

悠悠秦淮

图书基本信息
出版时间:2010-1
出版社:外文出版社
作者:鲍博
页数:161
书名:悠悠秦淮
封面图片
悠悠秦淮

内容概要
  What makes Nanjing and its Qinhuai River district so unique from great cities of China is that it really is a complete package of sites, history and cultural enjoyment. In a small span of time a visitor can venture through more than 2,000years of history in a beautiful and serene setting. With every step, flanked by lushtrees and rushing waters, Nanjing mesmerizes you, urging you to relax and soak up the history that envelops you.  This is perhaps the primary feeling I had and many others have had when visiting Nanijing. Walking along tree-Lined boulevards, drifting lazily down the waters of the Qinhuai or strolling through the ancient lanes and walkways of the old city center are where the special moments of any trip are formed. The sights, sound sand tastes welcome you to explore and reward you at every step. For me, personally I found myself really opening up to the experiences that China has to offer the traveler here in Nanjing and wanting to find a way to stay a little bit longer. As a traveler one rarely has the chance to spend more than a few days in any one location and devote the time needed to really become one with a city. When wetravel, many of the cities we visit can seem daunting and we have no idea where to begin. The concept behind this book is to give you a Look into the history of this fascinating city, a solid foundation of what makes this city so unique and most importantly the hidden gems not easily found otherwise so that when you visit you feel like you are returning home and not merely an awe-struck tourist.
作者简介
作者:(美国)鲍博Bobby Brill first visited China in 2003 on a documentary film project that set the stage for further international adventures. He is an accomplished 10-year veteran of the media industry working in photography, cinematography and multi-media content production. Born and raised in the United States, he is now focusing his attention on the unique personal stories of people he encounters in China.
书籍目录
Introduction
of
NanjingConfucius
and
the
Imperial
Examination.Folk
Customs
along
the
Qinhuai
RiverThe
Eight
Beauties
of
the
Oinhuai
RiverBuddhism
and
NanjingSeeing
Nanjing
through
the
Prismof
the
Oinhuai
RiverAppendixAcknowledgements

章节摘录
插图:Silk
production
bases
began
to
emerge
in
several
areas
of
China.
Around
400
AD,
by
utilizing
the
water
of
the
Oinhuai
River,
Nanjing
was
estabUshed
as
the
center
for
silk
brocade
manufacture.
Craftsmen
found
that
the
water
from
the
Oinhuai
River
served
as
a
better
dye
water
than
other
water
sources,
colors
were
brighter
and
lasted
longer.
Silk
brocade
production
reached
its
zenith
in
the
Ming
Dynasty
when
the
capital
was
once
again
restored
to
Nanjing.
The
large
looms
were
running
day
and
night
to
output
garments,
imperial
robes,
hnens
and
display
pieces
for
the
emperor
and
his
court.Even
after
power
shifted
in
the
following
0ing
Dynasty
and
the
capital
was
relocated
out
of
Nanjing,
the
city's
fortune
was
secured
by
the
high
quality
and
high
price
their
silk
brocade
commanded.
The
imperial
courts
still
continued
to
have
their
own
personal
garments
made
in
Nanjing
and
as
the
empire
grew
so
did
the
amount
of
noblemen.
The
silk
was
being
exported
in
greater
amounts
and
was
highly
prized
over
many
of
the
other
silk
offerings.
Artisans
and
craftsmen
created
more
varieties
and
expanded
on
designs
and
pushed
techniques
to
furthershow
the
quality
of
Nanjing
brocade.As
history
progressed
and
the
status
of
the
empire
waned
Nanjing
brocade
was
the
only
style
of
silk
production
to
survive
and
even
that
was
a
struggle
in
more
recent
history.
The
giant
looms
were
nearly
all
but
lost
due
to
wars
and
poverty
along
with
the
artisans
whose
skills
were
required
to
continue
the
traditions.
However,
the
quality
of
Nanjing
brocade
and
the
yearning
for
fine
silk
garments
have
not
been
lost
and
the
unique
technique
has
become
one
of
world's
intangible
cultural
heritages
in.
媒体关注与评论
As someone born and bred in Nanjing, I am excited by the changes I see in the city. I used to Live in Dingjiaqiao, which now bears no resemblance to the neighborhood I remember from my childhood. But whenever I go back to Nanjing, I still have a pleasant sensation of being at home.  ——Wu 3ianmin, Honorary President of the Bureau of International ExpositionsI always think of plane trees when I think of Nanjing. They remind me of my years in NZ and how the streets of Auckland were kept cool in summer by the leafy shade of plane trees too. One of my favorite walks is the Spirit Way to the Ming Tombs on Purple Mountain The strange stone animals which lined it are well polished by thousands of school children sitting astride them.  ——Anthony Stones, FRBS, Chairman of British Association of Portrait SculptorsNanjing is a very relaxed city with a real human touch, and not beset by excessive ambition. Cities can sometimes be personified. As a person, Nanjing is simple and innocent.  ——Su Tong, a renowned writerPeople need to use their senses to understand the city. It is not a place of hustle and bustle. It is a place for tranquil hearts.  ——Anni Baobei, a renowned writer
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  •       1. Introduction of Nanjing
      
      Nanjing, this city so rich in culture and nature that one will find themselves alternating between ancient and modern with every step with a canopy of cooling foliage overhead.
      
      2. Confucius and the Imperial Examination
      
      Passing the examination earned student the official title of scholar and entrance into a powerful new world with the opportunity to help steer the Middle Kingdom to new levels. While failure for some meant humiliation, other students were propelled into new avenues where their knowledge could blossom such literature and arts.
      
      The Man Himself (the Great Sage)
      Throughout his life Confucius was enthralled with establishing a concept for the lives of both people and rulers by establishing a code of conduct given by Heaven. To Confucius this was both the idea of a supernatural Supreme Being and the cycle of life that surrounds our very existence.
      
      The Imperial Exams
      The examination itself was an exercise in civil and philosophical matters. At its height the examination focused on the so-called "Five Studies", being civillw, taxation, military matters, geography and agriculture and a mastery of Confucian ideology.
      
      3. Folk Customs along the Qinhuai River
      
      As an ancient city with a deep and illustrious history, Nanjing has been home to many of the most famous and influential high art and folk art of Chinese culture. The Qinhuai River has served as the cradle for the art to develop.
      
      Calligraphy
      
      Painting
      
      Silk Brocade
      
      Local Delicacies
      One cannot think about China without thinking about food. There are so many amazing and interesting things to eat in China that a lifetime of gastronomical research would hardly cover it all.
      
      Music
      For many familiar with Chinese music the more popular or at least most recognizable instrument is erhu. The two-wtringed bowed instrument is often referred to as the Chinese violin and produces a somewhat similar sound that although beloved in China requires more diligence to appreciate with Western ears.
      
      Riverside Performance
      The flowing silk that wraps the dancers and streams behind them in a wake of flowing color matches the twinkling reflections of the stage lights on the water. Dancers and singers blossom from giant silk lotus flowers floating in front of the stage.
      
      Kunqu Opera
      Kunqu could be performed anywhere from outdoors to smaller venues. Performances could last from a few hours to even a few days. As the opera began to be infiltrated by the scholarly class and imperial noblemen and as the subject matter became more intense the venues switched to the homes of high officials and courtesans.
      
      Nanjing Folk Art
       Paper Lanterns
       The Chinese Diabolo
       Paper Cutting
       Chinese Lacquer Ware
      
      4. The Eight Beauties of the Qinhuai River
      
      As with courtesans in all cultures throughout history several formed intellectual companionships with their patrons. Scholars would compose poetry or practice calligraphy and painting with their newfound confidant in turn passing this knowledge onto them.
      
      5. Buddhism and Nanjing
      
      Buddhism in China has a long history reaching back more than two millennia. Coming from India, the religious and philosophical tenets of peace and release of human suffering through meditation were attractive as China which was then more a collection of warring states than a united land.
      
      6. Seeing Nanjing through the Prism of the Qinhuai River
      
      Experiencing Nanjing gives you a fascinating and wide view of the history and culture of China. Much of what we view as being the hallmarks of Chinese culture has their roots here in Nanjing. The modern city that has blossomed from the history is a unique and beautiful place that offers that best of what China has to offer.