— Online Exhibition of Liangzhu Civilization
Liangzhu, an ancient name, is considered to be a sacred place that showcases an important period in the 5,000 year history of Chinese civilization. In 2019, the Liangzhu Neolithic sites in Zhejiang province became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
In collaboration with Zhejiang Provincial Department of Cultural and Tourism, China Cultural Centre in Sydney is holding an online exhibition presenting Liangzhu culture. This exhibition has four exhibition halls, displaying the characteristics of Liangzhu culture, the structure of the royal city, the jade artifacts, and the derivative audio-visual art. Using advanced interactive technology, this online exhibition showcases the style of Liangzhu with animation and video, creating an immersive experience for the audience.
The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu represents the great achievement of prehistoric rice-cultivating civilization of China over 5,000 years ago, and is an outstanding example of early urban civilization. In order to better present this ancient history, the Zhejiang Symphony Orchestra created a large-scale symphony — Liangzhu, using symphony, an international language, to tell an ancient Chinese story.
The Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, as the centre of power and belief of Liangzhu culture, provides unparalleled evidence for concepts of cultural identity, social and political organization, and the development of society and culture in the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age in China and the region. This exhibition aims to showcase the unique charm of Chinese historical culture and strengthen Australian audiences’ understanding of Chinese civilization.