Document Type

Poster

Location

Ellensburg

Event Website

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/

Start Date

21-4-2016

End Date

22-4-2016

Keywords

Liuzhou Fantastic Stones Museum

Abstract

The natural beauty of its landscapes and rivers underpin China’s culture. For thousands of years the rivers along with other geological forces have fashioned natural artifacts that capture this cultural history. The Hongshuihe is a magical river that flows across northern Guangxi Province into the Liujiang River just south of Liuzhou City. The unique physics of this River produce natural art in the form of ornamental stones. Because these stones served traditionally as tribute, they became part of the context of Chinese history and cultural development. Interest in these natural treasures rekindled in Liuzhou in the wake of the “Cultural Revolution” and since then the city has been dedicated to finding, preserving and making these natural cultural treasures available to its people, and the people of China and the world. The poster looks briefly at the overall classification of ornamental stones then explores the cultural aspects of appreciation and play by introducing some of Liuzhou’s finest water stones.

Department/Program

Political Science

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Apr 21st, 12:00 AM Apr 22nd, 12:00 AM

Liuzhou Fantastic Stones Museum

Ellensburg

The natural beauty of its landscapes and rivers underpin China’s culture. For thousands of years the rivers along with other geological forces have fashioned natural artifacts that capture this cultural history. The Hongshuihe is a magical river that flows across northern Guangxi Province into the Liujiang River just south of Liuzhou City. The unique physics of this River produce natural art in the form of ornamental stones. Because these stones served traditionally as tribute, they became part of the context of Chinese history and cultural development. Interest in these natural treasures rekindled in Liuzhou in the wake of the “Cultural Revolution” and since then the city has been dedicated to finding, preserving and making these natural cultural treasures available to its people, and the people of China and the world. The poster looks briefly at the overall classification of ornamental stones then explores the cultural aspects of appreciation and play by introducing some of Liuzhou’s finest water stones.

http://digitalcommons.cwu.edu/source/2016/cos/6