Legend of Lugou Bridge

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Legend of Lugou Bridge

The legend of Lugou Bridge is very rich in content, including the construction of Lugou Bridge, the lion on Lugou Bridge, Lugou pier chopping dragon and sword, Lugou Xiaoyue, Lugou Bridge and Wanping City, Lugou Bridge Incident and so on. The earliest records about the legend of Lugouqiao are hard to find, but there were articles about the legend of Lugouqiao in newspapers and magazines during the Republic of China. The Lugouqiao Incident, which broke out in 1937, made Lugouqiao more famous in the world. The legends about Lugouqiao are scattered in various materials such as local chronicles. The legends that have been preliminarily sorted out are recorded in the albums of Lugou Xiaoyue and Lugou Bridge Legend respectively. The legend of Lugouqiao has a long history, and its spreading area is very wide. It not only spreads all over Wanping, radiates the whole country, but also spreads far to South-East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Singapore and other Chinese regions all over the world. Like the historical value and scientific value of Lugouqiao itself, the legend of Lugouqiao has high literary value, humanistic value and historical value.

On July 16, 2014, the State Council promulgated Lugouqiao Legend as the fourth batch of national intangible cultural heritage list.

brief introduction

Lugou Bridge, also known as Lugou Bridge, is about 15 kilometers southwest of Tiananmen, on the Yongding River in Fengtai District. It is named for crossing the Lugou River (Yongding River) and is the oldest existing stone arch bridge in Beijing. The Lugou Bridge is 266.5 meters long and 7.5 meters wide, with a maximum width of 9.3 meters. There are 10 piers and 11 holes. The whole bridge body is of stone structure. The key parts are connected with silver ingot tenons and tenons, which is the longest ancient stone bridge in North China. On July 7, 1937, Japanese imperialism launched an all-round war of aggression against China here. The Chinese garrison in Wanping City rose up to resist, historically known as the "Lugouqiao Incident" (also known as the "July 7th Incident). The Chinese Anti-Japanese Army fired its first shot in the all-round war of resistance at Lugouqiao.

Culture

Lugou Bridge has a unique architectural structure and exquisite sculpture art. It has a fascinating scenery that makes people linger and forget. From the day it was built, all kinds of legends around Lugou Bridge came into being. In the long history of more than 800 years, it has been widely spread among the people in the form of oral instruction. In the process of spreading, people constantly enrich and develop its content, making the legend of Lugouqiao eventually become the subject matter of stories, poems, ballads, allegorical sayings, novels, dances, dramas and other forms of literature and art, and its popularity continues to expand.

The legend of Lugou Bridge is very rich in content, including the construction of Lugou Bridge, the lion on Lugou Bridge, Lugou pier chopping dragon and sword, Lugou Xiaoyue, Lugou Bridge and Wanping City, Lugou Bridge Incident and so on. The earliest records about the legend of Lugouqiao are hard to find, but there were articles about the legend of Lugouqiao in newspapers and magazines during the Republic of China. The Lugouqiao Incident, which broke out in 1937, made Lugouqiao more famous in the world. The legends about Lugouqiao are scattered in various materials such as local chronicles. The legends that have been preliminarily sorted out are recorded in the albums of Lugou Xiaoyue and Lugou Bridge Legend respectively.

The legend of Lugouqiao has a long history, and its spreading area is very wide. It not only spreads all over Wanping, radiates the whole country, but also spreads far to South-East Asian countries such as Korea, Japan, Singapore and other Chinese regions all over the world. Like the historical value and scientific value of Lugouqiao itself, the legend of Lugouqiao has high literary value, humanistic value and historical value.

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