This research paper examines how a northern Shaanxi province used song and dance to facilitate a project between China’s largest coal company and the Dow Chemical Company. It shows the importance of provincial cultural identities and performance in relationship-building among different entities.
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This book provides an “intriguing, original and up-to-date” account of one of the wonders of the ancient world. Illustrated with a wealth of original photographs, it incorporates the most recent excavations, new theories and discoveries. The excavated pits containing nearly eight thousand warriors and hundreds of horses are said to be only part of a much grander mausoleum complex. There is a great deal still to be discovered and understood about the entire area which is now thought to cover around 100 square kilometres.
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This news article explains why positioning Xi’an at the centre of a Silk Road economic belt would be very beneficial to the development of northwestern China as well as other nearby parts of Asia. As the historical start of the ancient Silk Road and the economic centre of northwest China, Xi’an is well-poised to become the centre of the economic belt.
Due to its favourable location and established transportation network, Shaanxi plays a key role in attracting other countries to do business with China. The article also describes the successes that the Shaanxi Free Trade Zone has achieved.
This website provides information about Shaanxi province’s largest city, as well as how one can set up a business or invest in the city. Statistics on the environment and various industries’ performances are also given.
This report from the Centre for Liveable Cities describes five different conservation models that Xi’an has adopted to conserve historically significant objects or places such as Daming Palace National Heritage Park. The report also details how these places have changed over time and the role they now play in Shaanxi.
Shaanxi is considered one of the cradles of Chinese civilisation. 13 feudal dynasties established their capitals in the province during a span of more than 1,100 years, from the Zhou Dynasty to the Tang Dynasty. The province’s principal city and current capital, Xi’an, is one of the four great ancient capitals of China and is the eastern terminus of the Silk Road, which leads to Europe, the Arabian Peninsula and Africa. This official website provides comprehensive information on Shaanxi’s government, cities, history and culture, tourism, laws and regulations, and much more.
Terracotta army: The greatest archaeological find of the 20th century
This video features the Terracotta army of the Qin dynasty. In March 1974, Chinese farmers digging a well unearthed the greatest archaeological find of the century – the buried Terracotta army. After coming across a life-sized human head made of clay in Xi’an, China, archaeologists were called in to investigate. What they found was extraordinary – thousands of life-like terracotta figures from the Qin dynasty, fashioned 2,000 years ago to protect the First Emperor of China in the afterlife.