The origin and formation of Chinese civilization has always been a topic of wide discussion. The Chinese word "long" is an important symbol of Chinese civilization. Wherever there are Chinese communities, there is a "long" history.A sacred symbol of the nation, the Chinese word "long" is completely different from the West's interpretation, "dragon". Long ago a foreign missionary translated "long" into "dragon" by mistake. That mistake has been repeated for 300 years.Now, because of this mistake, some people have proposed abandoning the dragon as the symbol of Chinese civilization and replacing it with a new one." To consider this, we need toprobe the origin and formation of the dragon culture and give a historical, scientific, cultural explanation of it.
culture was born at almost the same time as Chinese civilization.
During the third meeting of the 5th Session of the 10th CPPCC National
Committee held on March 11, I made a speech on the "Proposal on the
project of identifying the origin of the Chinese civilization and
studying the birth of the dragon culture".
In addition to studying the
5,000 years of Chinese history, China also needs to study the origins
of the Chinese civilization.
acknowledge that the origins of the Chinese civilization are diverse.
Ancient relics and ruins discovered over the years support scholars'
theories. In 2006, the Archaeological Institute of Gansu issued a
"Report on the Excavation of Dadiwan RelicSite from the Neolithic Age
in Qin'an County," in which it confirmed that Dadiwan culture, an
advanced culture from the Neolithic Age, existed in the Dadiwan region
at Qin'an County, Gansu province, between 8000 and 5000 years ago.A
legend handed down from generation to generation for several thousand
years tells that the founder of the Chinese civilization is Taihao
Fuxi, a legendary god in ancient Chinese mythology. Fuxi lived between
8000 and 7000 years ago, 2000 years earlier than the Yan Emperor and
Huang Emperor. Alive during the late matriarchal society and early
patriarchal society in the Dadiwan area, he is a historic figure
representing the beginning of a prosperous era and a great culture.
Records in many ancient books also provide evidence of the Fuxi culture.
Fuxi culture and Dadiwan
culture overlapped in both time and space. This is unlikely to bea
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