Welcome to April 1st 2013 and no, this is not an April’s Fools Day joke: We are officially starting our Chinese Music History project and on this very day we can also announce that we have crossed 13 million pageviews!!!
The following has happened since our last newsletter:
- A media center has been set up where everyone is free to contribute media files or sources to media files along with explanations on copyright, etc. The National Museum of China has already granted us permission to use their photographs for our project.
- The main article History of music in China is being split up with more sub-articles, e.g. Shang Dynasty Music, as can be seen in the History Template:
|China, 2000–1000 B.C.||Shang Dynasty (1600 BC – 1050 BC)|
|China, 1000 B.C.–1 A.D.||Eastern Zhou Dynasty (771 BC – 256 BC), Western Han Dynasty (206 BC – 9 AD)|
|China, 1–500 A.D.|
|China, 500–1000 A.D.:||Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127)|
|China, 1000–1400 A.D.||Northern Song Dynasty (960 – 1127), Southern Song Dynasty (1127 – 1279), Yuan Dynasty (1271–1368)|
- An interactive timeline has been introduced showing the various music histories and timesline available. (Note: BC dates are not supported, error message has been logged)