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Wonderful Jiangsu

Department of Culture, Jiangsu Province

ABOUT

Jiangsu, or Su for short, is an eastern coastal province of the People’s Republic of China, with its capital in Nanjing. The name Jiangsu is a compound word made up of Jiangning (the old name for Nanjing) and Suzhou, two cities of provincial or even national significance. Lying on a vast plain in the lower reaches of the Yangtze and Huai Rivers, it benefits from the advantageous location, which has greatly contributed to its long history and flourishing culture. 
 
As one of the birthplaces of Chinese Yangtze River culture, Jiangsu is blessed with a picturesque landscape, an agreeable climate, and rich cultural heritage. Characterized as representing “the temperament of the State of Wu and the Han Dynasty”, its regional culture underwent a central shift from the Jianghuai area preceding the Han and Tang dynasties to the Jiangnan area following the Tang and Song dynasties. More specifically, Jiangsu carries forward the cultures of Wu, Jingling, Huaiyang, and Chu-Han, nurturing various art forms, literary works, and historical figures. Jiangsu is home to, for example, the gorgeously heart-stirring Kun Opera, the “zenith of painters” Gu Kaizhi, the “calligrapher sage” Wang Xizhi, the Eight Eccentric Artists in Yangzhou, Journey to the West, and Dream of the Red Chamber, just to mention a few.
Passing down millennia-old cultural traditions, Jiangsu exerts profound spiritual influence on contemporary China. At the same time, it embraces and fuses with world culture, shouldering the responsibility for sharing its cultural heritage with the globe.
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Suzhou: Eden of the East

Heaven on Earth. Venice of the Orient. China's Eden.Land of fish and rice.Suzhou, indeed, lives up to its multiple monikers.Nine of the city's over 200 classical gardens are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list-for good reason.They embody top-notch ancient aesthetics.The settlement's moat has flowed for 25 centuries.Residents who dwell in antiquated abodes still swill from 6,000 of 20,000 dynastic-era wells.And they wash clothes in the countless canals that split the seams between pat...

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Traditional Chinese paper and its history displayed in Nanjing

An exhibition featuring traditional Chinese paper culture was held at the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Dec 16, 2016. The showcase included three parts, which showed the history, skills and protection of traditional papermaking in China. The application of paper in people's daily lives and repairing paper cultural relics were also featured at the exhibition. 




Suzhou: Eden of the East

Heaven on Earth. Venice of the Orient. China's Eden.Land of fish and rice.Suzhou, indeed, lives up to its multiple monikers.Nine of the city's over 200 classical gardens are inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list-for good reason.They embody ...

Traditional Chinese paper and its history displayed in Nanjing

An exhibition featuring traditional Chinese paper culture was held at the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing, Jiangsu province, Dec 16, 2016. The showcase included three parts, which showed the history, skills and protection of traditional papermaking in C...

China cultural center inaugurated in Den Haag, the Netherlands

A new China Cultural Center, co-built by China's Ministry of Culture and Jiangsu provincial government, inaugurated in Den Haag, the Netherlands, on Thursday.At the opening ceremony, artists from Jiangsu province brought to citizens of Den Haag Ch...

Zhenhu: Home to Su embroidery


A Su embroidery work that describes the ancient daily life of Suzhou people. [Photo by Zhang Xingjian/chinadaily.com.cn]
Zhenhu, located in the west of Su Zhou new district, is a time-honored ancient town with typical Wu and Taihu culture. It is ...

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9 Longpanli, Gulou, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China, 210029

+86 25 8779 8779

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