四川大学历史文化学院
Sichuan University Museum

As one of the earliest established museums in China, Sichuan University Museum was founded in 1914 up from Museum of Western China University by D.S. Dye, an U. S. scholar who collected the cultural relics of different kinds from different parts. As time passes by, the museum has been with more collection of cultural relics, which in the 1930s~40ths was named as the museum with perfect collections in Southwest China and became one of the most important scenic spots among Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province. With the hard work of 100 years, Sichuan University Museum has become one of long standing among the comprehensive universities in China with the fullest collections of cultural relics, the total number up to over 40 thousands, well known at home and abroad. The collections of Sichuan University Museum have 3 features: the regional, the nationality, and the subjective. The Regional Character: even from the beginning of the 20th century, people at Sichuan University Museum have just been taking great concentration on the collections of local cultural relics for the study and teaching need of the colleagues, which nevertheless shows the historical and cultural development of the local people in Ba (Chongqing) & Shu (Sichuan) with great value. Hereby, in this very CD-Rom you could enjoy some of the best in the museum. Then here comes the character of nationalities: as the ancient region of Bashu was a place many nationalities of people lived in, where, not far from the towns and cities, lived many other nationalities other than Han people such as peoples of Qiang, Yi, Naxi, Tujia, and Tibetans. With its unique location and natural convenience, the museum sent people for the direct surveys and digging from which the first hand materials are available for both collection and academic study. The last but not the least remains as the topical character, which shows the feature of this very museum for its nearly 100-year service not only for the common display of the average people, but for the academic research and teaching at the university. All such service also gives rise to the individual series in the collections of cultural relics, such as the collection of the famous paper making relics from the early Eastern Jin Dynasty up to the modern time as well as those of the collection in Chinese painting and calligraphy.