ZONGCI IN HUNAN PROVINCE: A PLACE OF SOCIAL MEMORIES AND MEANING CHANGES OF ANCESTRAL HALL IN CHINA
School of Art and Design, ShaoYang University, Shaoyang 422000, Hunan, China
School of Design, NingboTech University, Ningbo 315100, Zhejiang, China, firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Foreign Languages, ShaoYang University, Shaoyang 422000, Hunan, China
Project No. 20YBX020, Research on the local social memories and meaning Change of ancestral hall buildings in Dongkou, Hunan Province, Philosophy and Social Science Planning Fund Project of Hunan Province, China. Leader of project, Han Lei
Project No. 21YBB17, Research on the red architectural cultural heritage of Shaoyang from the perspective of the heritage corridor–taking the ancestral hall of Dongkou County as an example, Project of the Social Science Achievement Review Committee of Shaoyang City, Hunan Province, China. Leader of project, Han Lei.
Abstract: This article takes the Zongci in Dongkou County, Hunan Province as the research object, and divides the content into four different historical periods to expound on the social memories and meaning changes of the Zongci. With different historical backgrounds, political environments and social conditions, the ancestral hall also changes. The social memories contribute to the generation of social identity.Meanwhile, the memories which control a society also determines the levels of rights to a large extent. The Zongci in Dongkou County fully reflects the relationship between social memories and politics.
As research scholars, the authors have seen the memory of ancestors, the memory of social changes, the changing process of functions and meanings in the research process, and this process reflects the relationship between clan people and architectural art, culture, politics, and social changes of Zongci. The Zongci is unique cultural heritage of China, and is the precious cultural lifeline and collective memory of the Chinese people.
Keywords: Zongci; Social memories; Meaning changes;