jade culture extended in the long history
Broad culture of jade
Pieces of jade cut out human side of the myth, deft hands carved out of the world broad. Through the years, jade has been passed from generation to generation and becomes revered by generation after generation of people longing for something. Let us understand the broad jade culture and experience the charm and magic of it.
Jade , in the face of it, is more or less the same significance. But those people who are well aware of jade do not think so. In March 28,2009, we came to the jade market of the south district where jade is not only crystal clear, there are also strange rocks. From a man who has a profound understanding toward jade we learn that: jade grew up in different humidity and temperature, so its colors are different. I also know that the four famous Chinese jade has LiaoNing XiuYan jade, XinJiang And Tian ,ShanXi LanTian jade and QingHai KunLun jade. Jade symbolizes harmony, peace and good luck. In ancient times, jade is the representation of identity. I think you do not know that round jade is on behalf of heaven and square land. These jade can not wear, otherwise it would be counter-productive. Jade is the virtue handed down by Chinese, we should make the protection of mineral resources. Let KunLun jade becomes world famous.
Chinese jade as the material basis of the unique culture is screen out from a variety of stones by the ancestors of the Chinese nation. The selection process is extremely long, it can be said that it has always been run through the Stone Age. In the long screening process, KunLun jade as well as And Tian is recognized as jewel and real jade. China is a country with jade affection and a state with jade esteem. There are about a hundred of places that produce jade. The definition of real jade and non-defined jade has been long used in the Chinese history. Imperial is the highest class in ancient China , And Tian at the same time it become a real, has become the jade with emperor. Since then, after many years, And Tian just come into civil throughout all aspects of Chinese people’s living.
Exquisite KunLun jade carving in JinYu street
|Look! How beautiful this jade is!||he jade has white
color、pretty color and emerald green in it!
|This jade is not only finely, but also used every colors in stone tanbara
The tale of kunlun jade
Today, mother tells me a tale about Kunlun Jade: It is said that long long ago, there was a village called“Mason-wide” in Qinghai province . The village was home to an old mason. He had a daughter called“Yucui” and an apprentice called “Yulang”. Yulang was so honest 、easy-going and diligent that he was praised by the whole village. The old mason betrothed his daughter to Yulang. On the day of their marriage,the emperor ordered Yucui to enter the palace. The old mason shredded the imperial decree under panic. The imperial hacked the old mason to death and brought Yucui to the palace. In this scene, Yulang went to catch up with her at all speed, but was killed by indiscriminate stick. On the third day, all of a sudden came an elderly person. He was a state public. He said to Yucui: “Good girl, promised to the emperor, I can help you.” On hearing this, Yucui asked the old man what to do. After the state public left, Yucui called the servants for meal and then let them dress up for her. Meeting with the scene, the eunuch reports to the emperor as soon as possible. On hearing this , the emperor was very pleased. Yucui requested to hold a memorial ceremony to her father and then she would come back to the “Mason-wide” village, and cried madly in Yulang’s and her father’s graves. Then all of a sudden Yulang’s grave because a big mountain. The mountain split down at the middle, there was a stone gate in the huge slit. Yulang stood aside the gate and waved to Yucui with full smile on his face .seeing Yulang, Yucuijumped to the stone gate .A big bang, the crack was closed,the earth restore to calm .This is Kunlun Mountain. Soon, the villagers of “Mason-wide” found a layer of translucent green stone in the green signs.The stone can be used to cut and polish into jade. It’s invaluable treasure. The jade of these two color s had become the most precious Kunlun Jade. This is the legend of Kunlun Jade.
“A dream of Red Mansions” and Jade Culture
The Chinese classic work “A Dream of Red Mansions” is world famous, but, do you know it’s also a book which described Chinese jade culture?
In “A Dream of Red Mansions” there are a lot of names written around the jade .Such as Jiabaoyu, LinDaiyu. BaiChai and BaoQin– the two sisters names are also directly linked with jade. They were all liked by Mr Cao. The word “Treasure” is combined with “jade” and “home” skillfully. Because JiaBaoyu’s mouth had a piece of precious jade at birth ,so he was named after “a piece of precious jade ”.All this seems to be relevant to jade .Large barren hills, high peaks, the psychic nature rock had come and go freely .and led to a tragedy of “A Dream of Red Mansions”. CaoXueqin borrowed jade to shape the image of Baoyu and many other pure daughters. He used jade to compare with people and integrated jade with people .He created the course gem from rock to jade .As the creation of the carrier, jade runs through the whole book.
Jade has been accompanied with the Chinese culture for ten thousand years. Sophie in it with just,light but not beauty. Jade is the character of the Chinese nation’s fine performance. Therefore, “A Dream of Red Mansions” also is known as “Stone Record”.
The story of “Heshi Jade”
Story content: It’s said that in Spring and Autumn period, a chugou person-Bianhe was cutting wood in Jin hill, he found a phenix.Lying in a piece of green stone. Phoenix will not fall where there is no treasure. Bianhe believed that this green stone was treasure, so he decided to dedicate the stone to the Kingchu. At that times,the king of Chu was King Li. In fact, he attached great importance to the matter. He met with Bianhe in the palace,with a verygrand manner. Unfortunately, the king’s mason was a mediocrity, he didn’t think the stone was a treasure. He said Bianhe deceive the king with an ordinary stone. Thus, the bad tempered king commanded samurai cut down the left foot of Bianhe. Later, king Li died, his son was following the throne. Bianhe dedicated the precious stone to king Wu. As a result, the encounter was not good. Bianhe’s right foot was cut off. He became a man without feet. Later, king Wu’s son king Wen inherited the throne,Banhe still wanted to dedicate the precious stone ,but he had no foot,so he can’t walk. Thus, he embraced the stone which was destined to become fan to china, crying for three days and nights, his tears dried off and his eyes cried blood.Some one reported this matter to the King. King Wen sent servants to ask Bianhe:”Many people were cut off feet in the world, they were not so sad as you.” This question had made Bianhe feel more aggrieved,depressed and sad. Bianhe said:”I cried not because my feet were cut off,but this piece of gem stone to be regarded as an ordinary one. Subordinates reported this word to King Wen, King Wen was very shocked, he sent servants to pick up Bianhe to the palace. Then the King invited the best mason in the country. They opened the rock, there was a crystal and clear stone through the ages. This is the famous story about Heshi Jade.
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Beautiful Kunlun Jade and porcelain
|Look! This is porcelain is blue and white porcelain, it's beautiful!||This is Kunlun Jade!|
Jade and Porcelain
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Jade Culture in the names
Either now or in ancient, many people's names have the word of “jade” or other word which has the meaning of “jade”. Why? Many jade researchers are also studying the issue. In fact, this is also a kind of culture. Since people like jade so much, they will use it to describe good things naturally, including the names such as Bayu and Daiyu in “A Dream Of Red Mansions” etc. “A Dream Of Red Mansions” is written around jade. No matter when, what century, jade and cultural heritage will continue to go on. This illustrates the Chinese people's love for jade. In reality, there are too many people's names with the word of “jade”. It's precisely because the cultural meaning in jade—Jade can bring good fortune and is a symbol of good thing. We believe that jade can bring good luck and bless peace or we have other ideas. We will never improve enough Jade Culture because it's so broad and deep that we can't understand it forever. However, some of the elements in it we now understand have let people been so full of worship to it. The Jade Culture is so intensive. Let us understand it slowly.