Virtual Museum Tours: Peking University - The Auspicious Treasures
Immerse yourself in Shanxi bronze culture with the virtual tour of "The Auspicious Treasures".
The Arthur M. Sackler Museum of Art and Archaeology, Peking University, is China's first university museum dedicated to archaeology. It is open to teachers and students inside and outside the university as well as the public, exhibiting high quality archaeological and artistic exhibitions. As a member of IARU, Peking launched an online exhibition of Delacroix prints in 2021, providing a rich experience and fostering cultural exchange through online exhibitions.
"The Auspicious Treasures: An Exhibition of Bronzes from Shanxi" (or “East of the River Shone with Golden Light") is based on the historical process of Shanxi bronze culture, which is divided into five units:
- The first unit is “Western Land of Shang Dynasty”. This unit covers the period from Erlitou to late Shang Dynasty, narrating the important position of the southern Jin region in the origin stage of bronze civilization of the Central Plains, and the historical changes that the Southern Jin region experienced in the Xia and Shang Dynasties as the frontier and communication channel between the Central Plains dynasty and the north.
- The second unit is “Build Country at the East of the River”. This unit displays the wealth of each vassal state in the southern Jin of the Western Zhou Dynasty, reveals the political, cultural and social system of the southern Jin as the territory of the Western Zhou Dynasty, and gets a glimpse of the painstaking achievements of the western Zhou dynasty.
- The third unit is “Corresponding to the Quality of the Text”. This unit follows the historical footprint of Jin state in the Spring and Autumn period to explore how bronze culture style of Jin Dynasty was formed in the process of communication and integration of different people and cultures.
- The fourth unit is “Jin Style Spreading”. This unit introduces the culture of the Three Jin Dynasties, mainly Zhao, Wei and Han, describes its development and expansion of Jin culture, and its profound influence on the system and material civilization of the Qin and Han dynasties.
- The fifth unit comprehensively reviews the history of cooperation between Peking University and Shanxi Province in archaeology, taking history as a mirror and creating the future.