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Historical Cultivation in Hubei Provincial Museum

    Hubei Province was Kingdom of Chu in ancient time; it’s also the cradle where Jinchu culture created. Hubei Provincial Museum is a cultural recorder, recording every trace on this place in the history. You would have a more comprehensive understanding about China’s history and culture.


    Hubei Provincial Museum displays great civilization achievements created Chu people. It has the bronze casting process technique, unique and leading embroidery crafting, lacquer ware manufacturing process, philosophy, literature, music, dance, and art, among which is the series of bells. It’s discovered in the tomb of Zeng Hou Yi (Marquis Yi). It was rare to find such exquisite musical instrument and know that there was a very big and professional music band at that time. No matter from the perspective of the development of the bronze casting process or the development of music, it’s the great achievement of wisdom of Chinese people, one more example, ancient prunus vase is a symbol that handcrafting technique had been very mature and developed. Prunus on the vase are very colorful and vivid, and the whole vase is thin and special. Sword of Goujian is lying on the exhibition stand in the museum. After several thousand years, it is still mighty and powerful. You can also see the spear of Fu Chai King. Watching the sword and the spear, the story that Goujian was enduring hardship to make revival of the country is alive again in the museum. The king of Yue, Goujian lost the war and became a capture of the King of Wu, Fu Chai. According to the legend, after good performance of Goujian, Fu chai was convinced that he had accepted his overlordship and could be used as a faithful vassal of Wu, so he restored him to the throne of Yue. Returning to his own country, Goujian swore to make Yue strong enough to avenge his humiliation. He was fearing that comfort might sap his determination, every night he slept on a pile of brushwood and every morning sucked on a deer’s gallbladder to keep alive his resentment and bitterness. Finally he destroyed the State of Wu in a lighting swoop.

    The museum also has items that had been reserved from Modern Times of China, and some paintings and sculptures of revolutionary pioneers. Every items and pictures captures every moment of history, even though you can go back to that time and witness what happened, history will never be forgotten. Wuhan used to be called Wuchang, and there was a famous movement called Wuchang Revolution. In modern China, Wuhan is a very important town because of its transportation and manufacturing industry. After the victory of Wuchang Revolution, revolutionary political party was more active in all provinces, thus Wuhan has become a very critical city in the development of revolution, and it is also a epitome in the history of revolution.

    The museum is not just showing visitors some items left from the history; it shows history and great achievements as well. It not only shows ancient people’s life, but also the modern china’s. It’s like you are reading a book telling live stories from ancient time to nowadays in the museum.