Viewing the Qin Emperor's Tomb While Thinking of Tyranny: Enlightening to Heavenly Secrets When Touring Xi'an

Tang Li

PureInsight | April 23, 2006

[] I still
remember a trip I took to visit Xi'an, the ancient capital of China. I
was planning to leave Xian and return home after visiting the Lotus
Garden from the Tang dynasty. But my friend urged me to stay for a few
more days and take in more sights. I wasn't in any mood to visit the
Terracotta Warriors that had been buried next to the tomb of Qin
Shihuang (259 to 210 B. C), the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty. That
was because I had known since my youth that Qin Shihuang was a despot
who had burned books and buried scholars. But my friend said, "Many
foreigners have come here to tour this site known as 'the eighth wonder
of the world.' How can you not visit it?" I thus came to the foothills
of Li Mountain where the tomb was located.

The construction of the burial site is quite magnificent. The site was
very busy with tourists and buzzing with excitement. It was like seeing
a movie when I beheld the first three buried pits in this ancient tomb
and exhibit. The intricately carved bronze chariots and horses and the
huge lineup of buried the Terracotta Warriors truly deserve the
reputation of being a word-class wonder. I admired the exquisite skills
of the ancient Chinese craftsmen deeply in my heart.

But, even after seeing visitors' expressions of pleasant surprise and
excitement, I still couldn't get excited. Instead, my mood felt
heavier. Historical books have mentioned Qin Shihuang's despotic
brutality, severe punishments and harsh laws. He levied heavy taxes
against the people to pay for his massive building projects, and the
people found it very difficult to eke out a living under his rule. His
tomb is located next to a hill that is not very tall. If I had not seen
it, I would have a hard time believing such a massive underground
structure was buried next to such a small hill. The tomb was but one of
several major construction projects that went on at the same time. Qin
Shihuang also built an extravagant royal palace known as of the Afang
Palace. He also started the construction of the Great Wall. When he
united China, the country had been involved in many years of civil war.
The people should have been left alone to recuperate and rebuild their
lives after living through such a tumultuous period in the country's
history. Instead they were forced to work even harder and pay even
higher taxes under Qin Shihuang's rule. Many families were broken apart
and many people died away from their homes. I could imagine seeing the
countless bones of the dead from that time and hearing the wailing of
those who had died tragically. The cry was mixed with weeping of those
four hundred sixty scholars buried alive on Qin Shihuang's order
because they dared to speak up and express their own views.

Why was the long-forgotten tomb that had been buried for two thousand
years suddenly discovered in 1974 during the CCP's rule? I don't think
the site was unearthed so that tourists can admire it and the Chinese
Communist regime can make money off it. It is certainly not to make the
CCP look good. There must be a profound reason behind the unearthing of
the tomb! I suddenly remember what Mao Zedong had once said openly,
"How does Qin Shihuang count for anything? He buried four hundred and
sixty scholars, but we buried forty six thousand scholars. Some people
accused us of being totalitarian and compared us to Qin Shihuang. We
totally acknowledge that. It conforms to reality." I suddenly realized
that the Qin tomb was unearthed right after Chairman Mao said those
words. I believe the tomb is intended for people to become aware of the
tyranny of the Qin dynasty. More importantly, it is to warn people that
there is a regime a hundred times more brutal than Qin Shihuang, which
is the CCP.  

Two Chinese idioms describe some of the things that went on during the
Qin dynasty, "Pointing at a deer and telling people it's a horse" and
"burning books and burying scholars." The two phrases give people an
idea about two basic techniques of a dictatorship. To deceive the
Chinese citizens and maintain its rule, the CCP applies the same
techniques. The deliberate misrepresentation of facts ("pointing at a
deer and telling people it's a horse") is a principal trait of the evil
party. Hasn't the CCP forced its citizens to accept the evil Communist
theory of Carl Marx as the truth for the entire world? Hasn't it forced
the people to believe that the socialism it practices, which originated
in its entirety from the west, is something unique to China? In
practicing injustice and persecuting people, the CCP implements the two
techniques mentioned above simultaneously. First, it twists the truth
and promotes falsehood and then it carries out ruthless persecution. It
practices a "divide and conquer" technique by separating people into
different social classes and persecuting different social groups at
different times. Soon after it took over power in Mainland China, it
accused landlords and capitalists of being the enemy of the people in
order to eradicate them. Then it labeled different religions as
"superstitious" and "anti-revolutionary" and persecuted people from
those religions. Then it called upright intellectuals "rightists" and
mercilessly attacked them. During the 1989 Tiananmen Massacre, it
called patriotic, pro-democracy students "anti-evolutionary" and killed
thousands of them, claiming that it was putting down a rebellion. In
persecuting Falun Gong, the CCP has been practicing the same
techniques. It labels the cultivation group that promotes kindness and
compassion an evil cult and an unlawful organization in order to
suppress Falun Gong practitioners ruthlessly. The Chinese regime gave
the order to "ruin their reputations and destroy them physically" with
respect to Falun Gong practitioners in an unprecedented attempt to
eradicate Falun Gong. A concentration camp in Sujiatun district,
Shenyang City was uncovered recently. About 6000 Falun Gong
practitioners were sent to the camp and their organs (i.e. kidney,
liver, cornea, etc) were removed for organ harvesting while they were
still alive. After their organs were removed, the bodies of these
practitioners were cremated secretly in a crematorium, which had been
converted from a boiler. This brutality is a typical example of the
CCP's cruel killing. The Sujiatun concentration camp is not the only
concentration camp in mainland China. Such camps are spread all over
China. The CCP's despotism can be rated as the cruelest in the world
and in history. Even Qin Shihuang is not in the same league, by

As an example of confounding right and wrong and deliberate
misrepresentation, a famous Chinese movie director made a movie called
"Hero" that painted Qin Shihuang in good light and claimed that,
however cruel he was, the country's stability was more important than
anything else. The local people have even composed a Shaanxi opera
called "Eternal Emperor" to eulogize the tyranny. All such things are
done to show their devotion to the CCP and trick people into believing
Qin Shihuang was a hero. If Qin Shihuang were a hero, then the CCP,
being 100 times worse than him, would be an incomparable hero. It is
disgraceful and tragic that the Chinese literary and artistic community
can create such "works of art."

But history is merciless. "Good is rewarded with good and evil evokes
retribution" is a heavenly principle that cannot be violated. Tyranny
is destined to be short-lived. Qin Shihuang thought he would be able to
sustain his dynasty for eternity; but three years after his death,
"before the ashes in the burning pit turned cold, a riot had already
started in Shandong Province." The Qin dynasty crumbled in less than
forty years. The CCP's despotic rule will inevitably be short-lived.
The evil party will be tried by history. All their evil deeds will meet
with retribution to console the eighty million lives mutilated by the

On my journey home from the tomb, I pondered constantly why heaven had
chosen to unearth the buried tomb to bring to light the crimes of Qin's
tyranny? I suddenly thought of the solemn declaration and the
prophecies issued by The Epoch Times. When heaven annihilates the CCP,
if they do not renounce the CCP and its various organizations and
thereby erase the mark of the evil, all those people who have been
marked by the evil (being members of the CCP and its associated
organizations) will be eliminated along with the CCP and become
sacrificial objects of the evil party. "Tyranny" and "being buried
alive with the dead" should be the theme words of the Qin's Tomb in
Lintong. I believe that heaven is using the tomb to remind people what
"being buried alive with the dead" means.

Friends, when you visit Li Mountain in Lintong, don't think of the tomb
as a tourist attraction and a world wonder created by Qin Shihuang. It
is an inspiration by heaven out of mercy. Please read the "Nine
Commentaries on the Communist Party" seriously and recognize the CCP's
tyranny and crimes! Break with the evil party and renounce the CCP and
its various organizations to erase the mark of the evil and head for a
new life. Otherwise, when heaven destroys the CCP, you will become a
sacrifice of the tyranny like those pottery figurines and be forever
locked up in hell!

Here is a poem:

The tyranny of the CCP matches the Qin's rule,

Be sober to avoid being buried with the dead in the tomb.

Renounce the evil party and seek new life,

Don't be a sacrifice of the tyranny!

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