One year ago, the site of Liangzhu Ancient City, located in Yuhang District, Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, was included in the World Heritage List, demonstrating the 5,000-year history of Chinese civilization.
Over the past year, the Liangzhu Ancient City Heritage Exhibition has entered the National Palace Museum and appeared in the second Expo.
The Liangzhu site has been introduced in the textbook of History of China compiled by China.
The Liangzhu Ancient City Heritage Park and Liangzhu Museum have received more than 1.
5 million visitors.
Liangzhu, thus stand on the eye-catching position of world civilization.
More responsibilitiesAfter 84 years of archaeological research and 25 years of application for world heritage, the ancient city of Liangzhu with a history of more than 5,000 years has been exposed to the world.
In 1936, Shi Xin, a native of Liangzhu, carried out the first archaeological excavation in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River since modern archaeology was introduced into China, which opened the prelude to explore the ancient culture along the southeast coast of China.
Since then, pottery, stone, jade and other cultural relics have been unearthed in 10 villages and communi-ties in Liangzhu cultural protection area.
In 1986, archaeologist Wang Mingda presided over the anti-mountain cemetery excavation.
More than 1,000 pieces (sets) of jade objects, including Cong (a long hollow piece of jade with rectangular sides), jade axe and scepter, were unearthed at the Liangzhu royal mausoleum more than 5,000 years ago, which shocked the world.
In June 2006, a team led by Liu Bin, the current director of Zhejiang Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology, made a trial excavation at the Putaofan site in Pingyao.
A north-south ancient river course during the Liangzhu period was discovered, which has revealed the appearance of an ancient city and a country.
Now, the fourth generation has debuted on the stage and will continue to explore when, where and how China started.
After the successful application for world heritage, Liangzhu archaeology expanded to a deeper and wider scope.
The protection of earthen sites, especially in humid environment, is a world-class problem.
Not long ago, the Research on Microbial Community Analysis and Protective Materials of Liangzhu Earthen Sites, jointly carried out by the Administrative Committee of Liangzhu Site and Nankai University, was published in Frontiers in Microbiology, an international authoritative journal.
At present, the revision of the Overall Plan for the Protection of Liangzhu Site and the adjustment of the protection zoning and management regulations have been completed, and the compilation of sub item plans has been started simultaneously.
With the support of relevant departments of the state, the water conservancy project site (Liyu Mountain – Tiger Ridge Dam Site) around Liangzhu Ancient City was successfully listed in the eighth batch of national key cultural protection units.
Successful application for world heritage means greater responsibility.
Hangzhou solemnly promises that it will strictly abide by the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural Heritage and protect, inherit and utilize this massive cultural heritage with the world’s vision and scientific spirit.
Yuhang District of Hangzhou, a place where the site is located, conscientiously implements the concept of “protecting cultural relics is also a political achievement”, and strives to build the site of Liangzhu Ancient City into a pilgrimage site of Chinese civiliza-tion and an exhibition place of Chinese culture.
Zhang Junjie, secretary of the Party Working Committee and director of the Management Committee of Liangzhu Site Management Zone in Hangzhou, said that in order to achieve more effective protection, Liangzhu took the lead in exploring the establishment of a “special zone” mode of large-scale site protection in China, maintaining the integrity and authenticity of the site to the greatest extent.
Through the construction of Liangzhu Ancient City Heritage Park, the comprehensive display system of “Site Museum + site display” was constructed.
In the Monitoring Hall of Liangzhu Heritage Monitoring and Management Center, Yang Xin, a staff member, can monitor the real-time images of different sites of Liangzhu Ancient City just with a click.
Guo Qingling, director of the Liangzhu Site Heritage Monitoring and Management Center, said, “compared with last year, we can visualize the current monitoring indicators.
It will become a ’digital cockpit’ for site protection.
”What is “digital cockpit”? In other words, digital enabling protection and management will be adopted to continuously strengthen the “daily inspection + scientific and technological early warning” of the heritage area and buffer area with 114 square kilometers.
Up to now, the south wall of Liangzhu ancient city and Tiger Ridge site protection project have been fully started; Liangzhu Ancient City Heritage Park and its surrounding power project, and 5G coverage infrastructure construction have been completed.
Liangzhu Ancient City Heritage Park has become the first heritage park in China to achieve full coverage of 5G infrastructure.
Showcase the charm of ancient civilizationOn September 1, 2019, the first day of the new term for primary and secondary schools in China, the new textbook “History of China” (Volume 1, Grade 7), published by the People’s Education Press, has illustrated the Liangzhu Ancient City Site as a substantial evidence for the 5,000-year civilization of China.
This year, Liangzhu set up a publicity and education platform of “one exhibition, one conference, one camp and one textbook”.
“One exhibition” is the Liangzhu Civilization Exhibition; “one conference” is the annual conference of China Jade Culture Center; “one camp” refers to the annual archaeological camp held by Liangzhu Museum and School of Archaeology, Peking University for middle school students in China every year; and “one textbook” means that Langzhu culture has been included in the teaching material.
This year, the Liangzhu Museum and the Palace Museum held mutual exhibitions.
The three-month special exhibition of Liangzhu civilization in the Forbidden City brought together 260 pieces (sets) of Liangzhu jades of Shang, Zhou and Han Dynasties, and received more than 500,000 person-times of domestic and foreign visitors.
This year, Liangzhu successively launched “cloud exhibition”, “cloud spring tour” and “night tour to the museum”, attracting hundreds of millions of online visitors.
“We should continue to promote the holy land of Chinese civilization to the public.
” Zhou Jiangyong, member of the Standing Committee of the Zhejiang Provincial Party Committee and Secretary of the Hangzhou Municipal Party committee, said that it is necessary to build a panoramic “Liangzhu big IP”, so as to interpret the oldest civilization with modern technol-ogy and innovative ideas, allowing more people, especially young people, to feel the charm of cultural heritage, and enhance their sense of cultural pride, national identity and spiritual belonging.
On July 6 this year, the first Liangzhu Culture Week in Hangzhou was held to tell the story of Liangzhu and amplify the voice of Liangzhu.
The Liangzhu Museum and the Palace Museum held an online livestream of “learning 5,000 years of Chinese civilization with the jade”.
The Liangzhu jades collected by Liangzhu Museum and Liangzhu jades collected by the Palace Museum as the carrier show the unique charm and wonder of Chinese civilization.
Recently, Liangzhu and Zhejiang Cultural Industry Investment Group jointly set up a creative company to create an industrial chain of Liangzhu cultural derivatives, aiming to energize the ancient civilization.
The mini program “i Liangzhu Ancient City” has been launched.
People can upload photos of places that need to be improved and enhanced in the nature reserve, so as to promote the formation of a strong atmosphere in which everyone participates in the protection and cherishes the heritage.
Developing cultural and tourism industry clusterWe should not only make Liangzhu stories alive and hand it down, but also make it popular and introduce it to the outside world.
The journalist learned that in Liangzhu street, one industrial belt and two small towns are rising rapidly with the support of “Liangzhu big IP”.
It is the cultural industry belt.
Along the Maojiayang line, Mengqi Town and cultural protection zone in the northern Liangzhu area, we will vigorously develop industrial design, cultural creativity and cultural tourism Industry by relying on the two world-class cultural heritages of Liangzhu and the Canal, taking the construc-tion of Mengqi Town and Liangzhu Campus of China Academy of Fine Arts as the carrier, combined with the overall promotion of Liangzhu Cultural Village, Dongming Mountain, Maojiayang and other high-quality resources in the zone, and the agricultural, cultural and tourism industry in the northern part of Liangzhu.
Among them, Liangzhu Campus of China Academy of Fine Arts is designed by famous architect Zhang Yonghe, which will be put into use this year.
The two towns are Mengqi Town and Liangzhu Cultural Village.
Mengqi Town is the first town for industrial design in China.
The construction was started in November 2015 and was listed in the second batch of provincial characteristic towns on January 28th, 2016.
The town focuses on the front-end industrial design of high-end equipment manufacturing with the correspond-ing development of intelligent design and commercial design, emphasizes on the implementation of the strategy of “science and technology, talent, culture and finance”, and strives to build a holy land of industrial design in China, a highland of world industrial design and a platform for global resource aggregation.
At present, the town has invested 7.
634 billion yuan and gathered 476 design projects.
The Liangzhu Cultural Village, which is adjacent to the “Liangzhu Cultural relic protection area” to the north, covers an area of 667 hectares with mountains, parks and lakes.
It is a contemporary attempt of Vanke Group to inherit and revive Liangzhu civilization.
In the cultural village, cultural and tourism projects have entered the peak period.
“The bottom line for investment promotion is culture,” said Fei Yuejian, Secretary of Liangzhu Street Party Working Committee.
To firmly follow the road of cultural and tourism integration development is to develop high-quality and appealing cultural and tourism industry clusters based on culture and industry.
Zhang Junjie told the journalist that the protection and inheritance of Liangzhu Site is always on the way.
The ultimate purpose of applying for world heritage is to preserve the root and soul of Chinese civilization for more than 5,000 years.
As part of the common heritage of all mankind, it shows the world a comprehensive and real ancient China and modern China.
Liangzhu will further explore the effective path of “living” utilization of cultural heritage, and create a model for the protection and utilization of large sites and the integration of culture and tourism.