All ancient wisdom was created by hand, so there was no electric light in ancient China. According to historical records, the earliest time for the Forbidden City to turn on the electric light was 1888 A.D., that is to say, in the fourteenth year. At that time, the general office of shenjiying Machinery Bureau, the Yamen of the Navy, enyou, bought several electric lights for the palace with 6000 Liang silver, and some boilers, etc. Guangxu, November 20, 2014 Six days later, after hundreds of years of silence, the Forbidden City finally had electric lights, and the first one was installed in the dormitory, which was the beginning of the use of electric lights in China. So what were people doing after dark in ancient times? Next, Xiaobian will bring the historical truth. Let's have a look!
I. watching the stars
On a starry night, the ancients would appreciate the stars, no matter whether it rained or not. "Seven or eight stars away, two or three before the rain. In the old days, by the side of the forest of Maodian society, I suddenly saw the road turning to the bridge. " Even demoted officials who live in the countryside of Jiangxi have no influence on his mood of appreciating stars. On the way to the night, the heavy rain is coming, and Yaxing still looks up to enjoy the beauty of the starry sky.
II. Playing chess
Besides drinking and drinking, there are also ancients who like to play chess. "If you don't come in the middle of the night, play chess and light the lanterns." Sima Guang and other friends came to play chess in the night. He could only play with himself when he didn't wait for his friend.
III. washing and weaving
民间的,晚间的 多半是在劳作中度过。“明月松间照,清泉石上流。竹喧归浣女,莲动下渔舟。”的一首《山居秋暝》无意中揭露,古代妇人晚间还在溪边洗衣服。如果说王维的偶遇是突发性事件,那的《子夜吴歌》则反映了夜间洗衣是古代妇女的 常态:“长安一片月,万户捣衣声。”
Most of the women's lives in the evening are spent in work. "The moon shines among the pines, and the clear spring stone flows upward. The noise of bamboos goes to huannv, and the lotus moves down the fishing boat. " "Autumn dusk in the mountains" inadvertently revealed that ancient women were still washing clothes by the stream at night. If Wang Wei's chance encounter is an emergency, then "midnight Wu Song" reflects that washing clothes at night is the normal life of ancient women: "Chang'an is a month, ten thousand households make trouble with clothes."
There are also husbands and officials who cannot return home from work, and wives often spend their nights weaving. "Concubines leave their rooms empty. They often see each other rarely. The crow of the rooster goes into the weaving, and it never stops at night. " This is the scene.
IV. daze and drink
People idle sweet scented osmanthus fall, night static spring mountain sky. When the moon rises, the birds will sing in the spring stream. Green ant new fermented grains wine, red mud small stove, late days want snow, can drink a cup without.
V. listen to the ditty
Du Mu has been in Yangzhou for a dream of ten years. At night, he listens to the little girl playing flute on the 24th bridge, and writes the famous sentence "where do the jade people teach playing flute on the 24th bridge in the bright moon night". A generation of talented people love to listen to music and write words in the evening. As a result, they are so famous that they even know it. After Liu Yong got the title, the emperor asked him to fill in words and write music directly.
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