October 9 1999 - January 9 2000
The Rise of the Black Dragon ...
This remarkable dragon served as the signature piece for the
Provincial Museum of Alberta's Rise of the Black Dragon: Cultural Treasures from China exhibition,
featuring 187 artifacts from Heilongjiang, China. The exhibition ran
from October 9 1999 to January 9 2000. Visitors to the exhibition learned more
about why the dragon came to be buried in an ancient city's walls.
The largest of the provinces in Dongbei, China's northeast, Heilongjiang occupies a substantial part of the region formerly known in the west as Manchuria. The province takes its name from the Mandarin words for the Amur River, known to the Chinese as the "Black Dragon River", which marks the boundary between China and Siberia.
Dragon imagery played an important role in communicating the central theme of the exhibition, which traced the impact of northeastern China and its peoples on the Chinese state generally.
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Last Review/Update - October 9 2008