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Over 1,700 Eastern Chou relics on exhibit

By Lin Chia-nan / Staff reporterAn exhibition of more than 1,700 relics unearthed from China’s Henan Province opened yesterday at Academia Sinica in Taipei, shedding new light on the culture of the Eastern Chou Dynasty nearly 2,500 years ago. The exhibition, titled “A Window to Eastern Chou: Eastern Chou Relics Excavated from Honan” (東周實相─河南出土東周文物展), is curated by Hwang Ming-chorng (黃銘崇), director of the Museum of the Institute of History and Philology at Academia Sinica. In comparison, ancient Westerners often used bronze to produce human statues and tokens with anthropomorphic features, she said. While bronze utensils were mainly used by emperors, the Eastern Chou produced a wide variety of bronze ware because of political turmoil, with the smaller kingdoms producing their own lines, she said. He is fond of exploring history, despite his almost “zero” knowledge about the Eastern Chou Dynasty, he added.

Source: Taipei Times May 15, 2019 15:56 UTC