Taiyuan China Culture

Beatrice Barna has had the opportunity to travel extensively in China in recent years, as she has studied Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing and the University of California at San Francisco. She lives in Taipei, a developing city in southern China, and is the author of several books on the history of traditional medicine in Taiwan. There is no doubt that she is having a great time with her family and friends, especially her husband and children.

The Chinese culture with its deep cultural heritage dates back to the early times of the Qing Dynasty (16th century AD). Chinese architecture and the work of artists like Wang Qing-qing (Wang Quanzhang) have helped to create great examples of this.

Shanxi bronze tablets have been brought back to life to reflect the history and culture of Taiyuan and other parts of China. The Jinci Temple (also called Tangshuyu Temple) in Jinyuan County in southern Taiwan dates back to the Zhou Dynasty. Chunyang Palace and Luzu Temple are Taoist relics, both originally built during the Song Dynasty, but expanded during the Ming and Qing dynasties. In the Qing Dynasty (16th century AD), the county capital of Taiwan was known as Yangku (Yang Qu), while in the Qing Dynasty it was called Yang Kuo Yang - Qu (Xian).

In 1368, the Ming Dynasty was founded by the Hongwu Emperor, and General Xu Da received Taiyuan from Yuan. Yu became a respected figure in Chinese history when he ruled King Chen, making him the most powerful ruler in Taiwan's history. He ruled a number of provinces, making the state wealthy overall and one of China's richest and most populous.

In 221 BC, Qin conquered the rest of China and officially founded the first imperial dynasty in China. Li Cunxu, son of Li Keyong, founded Later Tang in the capital Daming in 923 and soon conquered most of northern China, but later landed as Liang. The capital Song was moved to Lin, marking the end of the Song Dynasty and the beginning of a new era of imperial rule. A new country was founded, which later became known as the People's Republic of Taiwan, a successor of the Qing Dynasty or the Tang Dynasty.

Taiyuan expanded considerably during the Tang Dynasty and was home to the founder Emperor Li Yuan and his family. Shimes, for example, used it to support his campaign against the Qing Dynasty and eventually establish the Tang Dynasty.

The major contribution to China's economic reconstruction was made by Luo Zhiyuan, the grandson of Luo Shimes, a prominent member of the Tang Dynasty. Luo lived in Taiy Yuan during the reign of Emperor Li Yuan and the Qing Dynasty and the Ming and Qing dynasties.

During the Southern and Northern Dynasties (420 - 589) Taiyuan was chosen as the capital of both the Southern and Northern Dynasty, but lost importance during the Qin Dynasty. The city grew into a large and prosperous city when northern China was ruled by the Qing Dynasty (742 - 769) and the Qing Dynasty (888 - 907), which were among the most important cities in the country during both dominions. Economic growth peaked in 741 and became China's third largest city after Beijing and Tianjin, and 842 the second largest city in Beijing.

Taiyuan became one of the most important industrial cities in northern China during the Qing Dynasty, but deteriorated rapidly after industrialization in the late 1950s. During the Qin Dynasty (741 - 769) and the Ming Dynasty (769 - 907) Taiy Yuan developed into an important industrial center.

Nowadays, the symbol of the city is based on the local Yongzuo temple, which contains the tallest pair of twin pagodas in China, and is the two pagodas. Archaeological evidence suggests that bronze culture in Taiy Yuan reached maturity during the Bronze Age (3,000 - 2,500 BC). The peak was reached in the area that is now called Shanxi, at that time the heartland of Chinese bronze civilization.

Under the motto "Bronze Brilliance," the main exhibition is divided into three sections, which show the development highlights of the Chinese Bronze Age. During the tour we will visit Pingyao, Taiyuan and Datong, the three Bronze and Iron Age capitals in China. We will come to a real city that offers a unique insight into the history of bronze culture in Taiwan and China in general. Our tour starts in Beijing, the capital of China, where participants will visit and admire the ancient monuments of the city, as well as its modern buildings and monuments.

Taiyuan preserves many historical sites, including the Tianlongshan Grottoes, built during the Eastern Wei Dynasty (534-550), the largest Taoist cave in China, and the Longshan Grottoes, built during the Yuan Dynasty and the largest Taoist cave in China. We will also travel to Linfen to visit the Linfen Yao Temple, built for Emperor Yao, who according to legend was the first emperor of China. Since Xiezhou is the hometown of General Yu, the great temple has a high status and has earned the respect and interest of the people.

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