The Spring and Autumn Annals connects the Chinese cultural landscape with 23 poems

2022-04-29 0 By

The opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympics coincides with the start of spring, and the countdown to the 24 solar terms has kicked off with “Chinese-style romance”.Ancient Chinese poems hidden in the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics led countries around the world to embrace the new hope of the start of spring.For the source of ancient Chinese poems creation, well-known scholars Li Fang new historical and cultural prose “big in the spring and autumn” published by the Yangtze river in the recent literature and art publishing house formally, the book starting from 23 first poems, from the spring and autumn period and the warring states period to the Ming and qing dynasties of tang and song dynasty, from the ancient city of historic celebrities to leisurely, from cultural sights to mountains and rivers of heaven and earth, comfortable in writing the elegantly made great historical cultural landscape.At the opening ceremony of the 2022 Winter Olympic Games, “wind into the night, moistening things silently” attract people to appreciate the warmth of solar term rain, “Big Spring and Autumn” in the article “Seven faces of Chengdu” is to du Fu’s song “Happy Rain on a Spring Night” as the opening.”The Spring and Autumn Annals” in the preface of the author Li Fang wrote her such expectations: human beings have experienced one change after another, migration again and again, the age of great navigation, the age of great turbulence, the age of great subversion, the age of great change……It is with these magnificent history, as well as the continuous exploration of these history, has the infinite enrichment of human thinking, the infinite possibility of human progress.The author Li Fang is a famous scholar, writer and literary critic, who has published many classic cultural prose works.Compared with her previous style, This collection of historical and cultural essays is more profound and thick.For Li Fang, the change of writing style is closely related to the change of her reading interest. In recent years, her reading interest has shifted from Western modernity and modern art to Traditional Chinese culture and historical philosophy. In the gap between work, she has even read more than half of the Twenty-four History of Dot School Edition in spare time.Besides reading, she began to think about many big questions that she had never thought deeply about before, such as ideals and beliefs, human beings and the world, civilization and inheritance, time and space, history and literature, longitude and latitude and future…Even in the book’s content is not clear when the heart has a clear title – “Big Spring and Autumn”.”The spring and Autumn period, like a lofty mountain, attracts me to climb, and I hope to pay tribute to the great time with these three words,” Li Fang said.Starting from 23 poems, the book is divided into three volumes of “scholars”, “veins” and “Tao”, and consists of 23 pieces. It not only includes the author’s representative prose masterpieces, such as “Jiang Chun Enters the Old Year” and “Spring and Autumn in the Spring and Autumn Period”, but also the best essays of his latest writing.Each poem is written with a poem written on it, including “A Thousand Years of Excellence,” “Neon,” “Awakening,” “Kiss” and “Mountains, Rivers and Blood.”Since each article is about a historical figure or a historical story, the selected poems are also related to the corresponding content, thus serving as hints for readers to read.In the collision of the author’s ideas again and again, the Chinese culture is of great variety, extensive and profound.What is heroic spirit, what is national feelings?In Li Fang’s writing, qu Yuan’s “the road is long, I see the long repair, I will search up and down”, Cao Zhi’s “died in national disaster, as the death suddenly such as return”, Dai Shulun’s “would like to get this long to serve the country, why should be born into Yumenguan”, Yue Fei’s “Jingkang Shame, yet not snow;I hate you, when will you kill me?”It takes li Fang six or seven years to complete her historical essays while reading in tandem with poetry.In this historical prose notebook, Li Fang not only shares her deep thoughts as far back as the Spring and Autumn and warring States periods, but also her recent rural essays.Those ordinary family lives and ordinary families that we have seen and heard in the process of poverty alleviation in mountainous areas have become the beautiful times we live together.Visited the snow plateau of Xichang, the cliffs of Liangshan, The Wuling river of West Hunan, seven provinces of the thoroughfare of Xiangyang……Li Fang describes a China that is getting better and better.With a history of more than 2,500 years, the Book of Songs is the ancient beginning of Chinese poetry, chanting the simple dream of the Chinese people for a well-off life since ancient times.Now, after thousands of years of wind and rain, this dream has come true in China.Li Fang believed that the original intention of history is actually a chronicler, that is, a historian who records history, literature is a wise man of history, and history is a rich mine of literature.Da Chunqiu is a historical note, a collision of ideas and a cultural feast.”Da Chunqiu” by Li Fang (Yangtze River Literature and Art Publishing House) Li Fang: I hope to use the three words “Da Chunqiu” to pay tribute to the great time.A: I wrote briefly about my state of mind at that time in the preface to the book.The regular life from eight to six and the daily busy and complicated work make me start to think about many big issues that I have never thought deeply about before, such as ideals and beliefs, human beings and the world, civilization and inheritance, time and space, history and literature, longitude and future…The content of the book is not clear, but the name of the book is so stubbornly lying in front of my eyes – big spring and Autumn, like a lofty mountain, attracted me to climb.Today I come to see how shallow those thoughts were and how naive my ambitions were.However, at that time, I was immersed in the history of the Spring and Autumn and warring States can not extricate themselves, especially Lao Zi and Confucius, let me be full of passion for that distant era.Lao Zi and Confucius, two giants of thought in the depths of history, what mood and attitude did they overcome numerous difficulties and finally meet each other?Lao Zi and Confucius, so different from each other — one gentle and gentle, his prose bright and warm as spring;One was wise and crafty, his writing was chic and steep, and elegant like autumn — they came together and completed a great collision in the history of Chinese thought.Ask: why is the title called “big spring and Autumn”?Does it have any special meaning?Answer: The spring and Autumn period has many connotations. We often say: the writing style, the composing sequence, the prosperity of the spring and Autumn period, the reproach of the sage…Spring and Autumn refers to time, but also an attitude towards life, outlook on life, world outlook, cosmology, and methodology.The Spring and Autumn period, also, also history.Ancient ancestors offered sacrifices in spring and autumn, which made this word have the distinct temperament of farming civilization.The beautiful words in the ancient books are loaded with the good expectation of our ancestors, and also harvest the good blessing of our ancestors.Spring comes and autumn comes, the cycle of four seasons, the achievements of China 5,000 years of haohao Tang tang.In the Spring and Autumn period, humanity was the way of heaven.It was at this time that ancient China, along with ancient Greece, ancient India and ancient Israel, began the “awakening of ultimate care”, and human civilization, still in its childhood, had made its first major breakthrough in thought.In the origin of the four civilizations, people chose to face the world in a rational and moral way, thus achieving the “axial age” of world civilization.At the same time, those ancient civilizations that did not achieve a breakthrough, such as babylonian culture, Egyptian culture, although large in scale, eventually difficult to escape from the fate of extinction, become cultural fossils.In my opinion, spring and autumn is a kind of memory, but also a kind of awakening.Big spring and Autumn, these three words contain too much, I hope to pay tribute to the great time with these three words.Q: Each of the essays in this collection begins with a unique poem. There are 23 poems in total. How did you choose these 23 poems as the opening?A: The book originally had a subtitle, “China in Poetry,” which LEI Lei, the editor, and I discussed carefully and deleted.Since each article is a historical figure or story, I choose a poem related to the figure or story as a reading cue.Q: do you have any bottlenecks in your creative work?How do you spend your time?A: There are no bottlenecks, only contradictions.The most difficult thing is the allocation of time. Due to work, I have too little free time every day, and I don’t have enough time, which is the most painful part for me. Therefore, I cherish the silent nights and the moments when thoughts flow freely.Q: What are your future writing plans?A. There are a lot of plans.I’ve just finished writing twelve Hours in China.What I immediately started was a book on the return of the remains of martyrs who fought against The United States and assisted Korea. Now I am doing desk work, and many details are shocking.Li Fang is a scholar, writer and literary critic.Member of the whole Committee of The Chinese Writers Association, vice president of the Chinese Prose Society, member of the Literary Theory Criticism Committee of the Chinese Writers Association.For decades, he has written millions of words.His published works include The Restless Muse, Exploding In Thunder, Things on Paper, The Devil’s Contract, Bagpipes castle – A Tour of Edinburgh, etc.He has a column in national Humanities and History magazine all year round.In 2017, he was the chief editor of the large-scale literature series “Silk Road Celebrity Selection Library”.Article/Guangzhou Daily · New Flower City reporter: Sun Juntu/Guangzhou Daily · New Flower City reporter: Sun Jun Correspondent: Fu Lin video/Guangzhou Daily · New Flower City reporter: Sun Jun Guangzhou Daily · New Flower City editor: Li Yani