Luoyang China Music
On this trip, I flew to China for the first time with a group of friends for a week - a long journey across the country.
The layout of the rest of the site dates back to the Northern Wei Dynasty and is accompanied by a number of ancient monuments such as Luoyang Temple and Kaifeng Temple. Situated at the intersection of two major rivers, the Yangtze and the Huangpu, it was the capital of 13 kingdoms and dynasties from the late 6th century BC to the early 7th century BC, with Kaifeng being the capital of the later Liang, Jin, Han, etc.
Five states followed each other, while elsewhere, mainly in southern China, more than a dozen concurrent states were established, such as the Han, Qing, and Ming dynasties.
East Zhou continued the Western Zhou model, despite the ever-increasing collapse of the Zhou Dynasty, which led to Zhou losing the Heavenly Mandate and moving the capital to Luoyang. The Chinese folk religion was further derived from the culture and tradition of Zhou and his predecessor, the eastern Zhou. In fact, Luoysang was the capital of China for most of its history until the Ming Dynasty (16th century BC).
The Shang-Yang philosophy was adopted by King Ying Zheng of Qin, who waged brutal massacres, defeated other states, and established Shi Huangdi, the first Chinese emperor. The philosophy of Shang Yang (commonly referred to as Li Yue) was central to the values of the Zhou Dynasty.
After conquering the capital of the northern Song Kaifeng, the Jins conquered the rest of northern China, while the Song (Chinese) court fled south and founded the southern Song Dynasty. The Mongols continued the war against the Song and founded the Yuan Dynasty in the north, ending the Song Dynasty, but not before the death of King Shi Huangdi.
In 1127, however, the Song Dynasty succumbed to the Jurchen-Jin invaders from the north and surrendered all of northern China, including Henan. The Jin Dynasty was forced to submit to the Mongols as vassals and pay tribute, and when the Jin suddenly moved their capital from Beijing to Kaifeng near Beijing, they saw this as an opportunity to set themselves on fire.
Kaifeng became the largest city in the world, and under Song, China entered a golden age of culture and prosperity. The Mongols were once allied with the Song, but that alliance broke when the Song recaptured the southernmost part of the Southern Song Empire and most of northern China after the collapse of the Jin Dynasty. Although the Song States were uniformly opposed to the Liao Dynasty, they gained control of Westxia, which eventually fell to the Mongolian conquest of Genghis Khan in 1227. Although they had lost much of their territory in northern and southern China, Song was economically strong, as the southern Song Empire included a large population and productive agricultural land.
The Zhongyue Temple was first built during the Qin Dynasty and was the sacred land of Quanzhen Taoism in China. Since then, Buddhism has breathed like a lantern into the land of China, illuminating the sky and giving light to countless dynasties, including the Northern Wei Dynasty. The ancient architectural complex is best preserved in its original form, with a large number of temples, shrines and statues.
The cave, which began when Emperor Xiaowen moved to Luoyang during the Northern Wei Dynasty, reached its peak during the Tang Dynasty and was not built until the end of the Qing Dynasty. After Qin's fall into the Han Dynasty, Zhou's cultural contributions were revived and are indistinguishable from today's Chinese culture. The contributions of the Zhou Dynasty formed the basis for the development of Buddhism in China, without which the value of their contributions would not have been fully recognized.
The Northern Wei Dynasty, which advocated thinness and beauty, turned into gunpowder-filled smoke, while the Tang Dynasty was full of beauty. The Song Dynasty was an era in Chinese history that began in 960 and lasted until 1279. There have been many technological and cultural innovations and successes in many areas, such as the construction of the Great Wall of China and the development of modern medicine, education, agriculture and education in general, as well as in art and science. It was also the time when Buddhist music was finally fully integrated into the Chinese musical mainstream, while the Tang Dynasty is a period in which feudalism flourished in China.
The Southern Song (1127 - 1279) was a period in which the Song lost control of their northern half to the Jurchen-Jin Dynasty during the Jin Song Wars and retreated south of the Yangtze to establish a capital in Lin. The Northern Song passed into the Southern Song Dynasty after the death of Sang's father, Emperor Song, in 1269, with the founding of a new dynasty.