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  • Shanghai Museum. No. 201 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China

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Date: 2023-06-20 through 2023-10-08 Venue: Shanghai Museum Address: No.1 Exhibition Hall, Shanghai Museum. No. 201 Renmin Avenue, Huangpu District, Shanghai, China Event Descriptions "The 'The Proof of Early China: The Civilizations of Songze and Liangzhu'Exhibition is an important exhibition held at the Shanghai Museum. This exhibition is the second one following the successful 'How Did China' series of archaeological exhibitions held last year. The exhibition focuses on the Songze culture and Liangzhu culture in the lower Yangtze River region, showcasing their significant achievements in the history of over 5,000 years of Chinese civilization. The exhibits are sourced from 19 national museums and archaeological institutions, featuring a total of 358 unearthed cultural relics, of which over 90% are precious artifacts, and more than one-third are newly revealed archaeological findings. The exhibition is divided into four sections: Ancient Kingdom, Rice Agriculture, Handicrafts, and Jade Artifacts, which narrate the charm of prehistoric cultural art in the lower Yangtze River region. Archaeological evidence proves that about 6,000 years ago, China was in a period of cultural interaction and civilization formation. The exhibition showcases the important developments during the Songze culture and Liangzhu culture periods, including the social complexity, the emergence of super-large central settlements, and the establishment of early "royal authority." Liangzhu culture, which rose 5,300 years ago, became a symbol of a national society. The exhibited artifacts, such as stone pigs, carved pottery lids, and jade cong, demonstrate the characteristics and achievements of these cultural periods. The exhibition also presents the development of agriculture, handicrafts, and jade production in the lower Yangtze River region. Rice agriculture experienced rapid development during the Songze and Liangzhu periods, becoming the main sector of production in society. The displayed pottery and jade artifacts showcase the exquisite craftsmanship of these cultural periods, including pottery carvings and jade craftsmanship. Furthermore, the exhibition portrays the dietary patterns and religious rituals of that time, as well as the specialization of handicrafts and the development of social division of labor. Tips: - Tuesday to Sunday @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (last entry at 4:00 pm). Closed on Mondays (excluding national holidays)

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