2015 International Museum Day
Release Time:2015-05-02

Meeting Jinsha in Poems on 5·18 International Museum Day

Today is 5·18 International Museum Day. Jinsha Site Museum not only opens to public free of charge, but also releases a new poem collection of cultural relics The Tale of Jinsha and holds a reading party to celebrate the day.

Meeting Jinsha in Poems: Convey Jinsha Mythology in Verse

The poem collection of Jinsha cultural relics created by poet Peng Zhiqiang is the first poem collection writing about the ancient Shu civilization, Jinsha Kingdom and the history of Chengdu which has been lost for 500 years. It makes the past history speak again in the way of poetry and tell the production life and sacrificial culture of the ancient Shu people to fill the literary gap for the mysterious history of Jinsha Ancient Shu Kingdom.

Today, Jinsha Site Museum held a special release and signings for the poem collection of Jinsha cultural relics The Tale of Jinsha. At night, the poetry reading party for The Tale of Jinsha of Meeting Jinsha in Poems on 5·18 International Museum Day was held in Jinsha Site Museum. Liang Ping, Li Boqing, Ouyang Fenqiang and other literary celebrities came to Jinsha reciting poems in The Tale of Jinsha. The famous writer A Lai and the playwright Wei Minglun also went to the scene, listening and sharing their feelings about the poems in this collection.

Cultural relic expert Wang Yi: This book fills the literary blank of the ancient Shu history- Jinsha Civilization

The reporter also interviewed the curator of Chengdu Jinsha Site Museum Wang Yi. As an authority of domestic cultural relic archaeology, he believes that the book fills the literature blank of Jinsha civilization in ancient Shu history. “This year is just the 10th anniversary since Jinsha Ruins unearthed cultural relic ‘The Sun and Immortal Bird’ was awarded China Cultural Heritage symbol. Cultural relic is the bridge of communication between the public and the museum.  Studying the ancient Shu culture for many years, the Chengdu young poet Peng Zhiqiang released the Jinsha cultural relics poetry collection this year not only to provide a new variety of poetry-cultural relic poetry for Chinese poetic circle, but also to fill the literature blank for the ancient Shu history that has been lost for hundreds of years. Therefore, on May 18th, this year’s International Museum Day when we open free of charge to the public, we hold the special and grand poetry reading party for The Tale of Jinsha for more people to know the birthplace of the symbol of China cultural heritage, and cultural relics here are not only high-end as the Sun and Immortal Bird carrying Shenzhou VI spacecraft into outer space, also very down to earth for letting the cultural relics having communication and dialogue with the audience.”

The Mao Dun Literary Prize winner A Lai Prefaces: Good poetry should be shared to everyone.

Speaking of Peng Zhiqiang’s poetry, A Lai, the famous writer, chairman of the Sichuan Provincial Writers Association and the fifth Mao Dun Literary Prize winner commented, “I think the meaning of those precious cultural relics preserved is exactly a powerful reminder: remind us of the emotional and spiritual inner meaning; remind us of the civilization root of human and some ethnic groups. The poet Peng Zhiqiang makes a deep dialogue with the cultural relics depicted in his poems. What is not such a dialogue between readers and the poets? Good poems should be shared with all of us.”

From the musical drama Jinsha to string quartet Jinsha•Seeking Soul, from the 4D film The Dream of Jinsha to the animation movie The Dream of Jinsha City, from the history and science fiction Blood Sacrifice to the cultural relics poem collection The Tale of Jinsha……These rich artistic forms make Jinsha culture no longer being silent cultural relics and remains. Ancient cultural heritage of Jinsha is no longer an ivory tower thing, but becomes alive and turns into a variety of art forms. People can learn about Jinsha and “read” it by any means they would like.