The Mausoleum of Emperor Huangdi and the Dragon Culture
Published by Shanghai Traditional Books Press
This book is an album consisted of the two relevant contents. One is special topic on the Yellow Emperor, a Chinese legendary figure who is praised as the creator of Chinese civilization. The other is on Chinese dragon, a ledengary creature which influences Chinese traditional culture for millennia. It contains 179 pictures, in which 40 show the views of the Mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor, and the others are precious cultural relics reflecting various figures of the dragon from New Stone Age to the Qing Dynasty. The texts are in bilingual, Chinese and English.
The main collection of this book with background characteristic of times ranging from the Neolithic Age down to the modern times, shows the whole course of the evolution and development of the dragon culture in Shaanxi area. It also contains many significant sceneries and historic photos about the mausoleum of the Yellow Emperor. The article written by Li Xixing summarizes the far reaching influence of the Yellow Emperor and the dragon upon the formation and development of the traditional Chinese culture.
By Professor Zhang Qizhi