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Looking for Shu

The author Xiao Yi followed the Chinese National Geography magazine on various archaeological trips and field surveys, selected the representative archaeological excavations in Sichuan in recent years and the outstanding ruins in the wilderness ranging from the Neolithic Age to the Qing Dynasty as respective themes of 19 articles and compiled them into Looking for Shu. Please keep in mind that among them, there are not only of the well-known Sanxingdui and Jinsha ruins in detail, but also many rare on-site witnesses of newly discovered sites (such as the boat coffin of Pujiang County and sinking silver in Jiangkou), as well as a large number of cultural relics unearthed and ruins (such as dragon bridges in the Qing Dynasty). From a microscopic perspective, it presents and interprets the rich and profound human history of Sichuan by presenting stone Que of the Han Dynasty, the grottoes of the Tang Dynasty, the mountain frotresses of the Song Dynasty, the tombs of the Ming Dynasty, and the towers of the Qing Dynasty one by one to readers. These cultural relics are connected together to form a history that can be touched and visited. It presents the history and historical evolution of Sichuan from the perspective of archaeology.

Book Category Ancient
Author Xiao Yi
Author Profile

Xiao Yi, born in Yangzhou, Jiangsu Province in 1983, graduated from Sichuan University's Chinese Language and Literature Base Class in 2005. He is currently the editor-in-chief of Tianfu Guangji magazine, and a columnist for Chinese National Geography and Southern Weekend magazines. He has published multiple monographs such as Narration of the Ancient Shu Kingdom, Awakening the God of eyes, Age of the God of eyes, Jinsha, Knowing Dao—Chinese Taoism in the Grottoes, City of Shadows—Liang Sicheng and Guanghan in 1939/1941 and so on.


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