On the morning of July 31, contestants of the 18th “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competition for Foreign College Students visited Hunan Museum to feel the charm of traditional Chinese culture in a collection of cultural relics, calligraphy works, and paintings.
Hunan Museum is Hunan’s largest historical and art museum. It aims to protect and inherit fine historical and cultural achievements. It integrates cultural relics collection, research, display, education, and service. It is an important window for people to understand the process of Hunan civilization and explore the mystery of Hunan culture.
The museum houses over 180,000 pieces of cultural relics. Among them, the most distinctive is the cultural relics excavated from the world-famous Mawangdui Tombs of the Han Dynasty; bronze wares of the Shang and Zhou Dynasties; cultural relics of the Chu State; pottery and porcelain wares, paintings, and calligraphy works of past dynasties; and, many modern and contemporary cultural relics. They are displayed through the museum’s 6 featured exhibitions.
The contestants visited an exhibition of Shang and Zhou bronze wares and learned about Chinese bronze culture. They also tasted traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy at a Chinese calligraphy and painting exhibition area. They marveled at these classical cultural relics, which demonstrate the diligence and wisdom of the Chinese people from ancient times to the present.