Learn the Chinese Bell Culture

With the collapse of the ritual and musical institutions during the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period, the musical bell, which had served as a typical instrument of the ritual and musical institutions, gradually stepped down from the stage of history. Buddhism was propagated vigorously in China during the Southern and Northern Dynasties. The Buddhist bell last minute China travel deals was born on the basis of the ancient bell and served as a musical instrument at a Buddhist mass. The Taoist bell, the time bell and the imperial court bell that appeared later also followed the shape of the Buddhist bell. The designs of bells in the areas inhabited by ethnic' groups had distinctive ethnic features,
such as bells of the ram's horns culture and the square - shaped culture. After the Tang Dynasty, Buddhist bells in China conspicuously played the role of a dragon's head in the development of ancient bells. The Yongle Bell of the Ming Dynasty was an outstanding representative of Buddhist bells and ancient Chinese bells. Known as the "King of Bells with Five Unique Features," it possessed the richest historical and cultural connotations, the largest number of inscribed characters, the first - rate acoustic properties, scientific mechanical structure and superb casting technology.

So Chinese bells were no longer simple bells for practical uses. They became a symbol of an idea, a culture and a spirit. In class society, the symbol of idea and culture could naturally be utilized by the dominators, resulting in a sharp contrast between the brilliance of bells and the sorrow of society. Such a course of history has provided for us a profound lesson of the "Admonish - the - World Bell." It always admonishes people to pay attention to historical lessons and experiences. On the one hand, they should avoid following the track of the overturned cart. On the other hand, they should realize that when civilization has advanced to the level of today and society has developed to such a stage, the cream of the bell culture may become a criterion governing interpersonal relations and man - society relations.

On September 27, 1925, Dr. Sun Yat-sen' s funeral committee unanimously decided to adopt the design made by Lü Yanzhi for the Mausoleum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen and invited him to work as the designer of the mausoleum. Earlier it had scrutinized all the designs collected through public bidding. The plane figure of LüYanzhi' s design presented the shape of an alarm bell which implied the need to "arouse the masses of the people." This conformed to Dr. Sun Yat-sen' s mettle and spirit. At the age of 31, Lü Yanzhi became famous in China and abroad because of his prize design of Dr. Sun Yat-sen's Mausoleum China travel service.

The historical mission of "arousing the masses of the people" was assumed by the leaders and the political party leading the new- democratic revolution and socialist revolution and construction. The bell culture Public China Holidays developed further. When the 11th Asian Games opened in Beijing in 1990, the sponsors held an impressive bell - and - drum beating ceremony to enhance the spirit of striving to make the Chinese nation stronger and stronger and promoting virtue by material means. The 11 strokes of the bell symbolized the opening of the 11th Asian Games, a grand gathering of unity, friendship and progress. This move was highly appraised by public opinion in China and abroad. New "Admonish- the -World" bells, such as motto bells and school motto bells, appeared in China in 1992. These bells explored the resources of moral worship from ancient Chinese bells and carried forward the ethical progress in the course of the Chinese revolution over the past dozens of years, turning the Chinese bell culture into a new culture of practical importance that plays a guiding role. The core of the bell culture is education; it is worship, worship of ethics, kind- heartedness and justice. The Chinese bell culture has become an aspect of progress in social belief and cultural and ethical progress.

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