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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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2017 Jiangsu cultural week held in Astana


On the afternoon of June 20, the 2017 Jiangsu cultural week titled Feel Jiangsu, co-sponsored by Jiangsu Province People's Government and the Chinese Embassy in Republic of Kazakhstan, kicked off in Astana, Jiangsu vice governor, Chen Zhenning, gave a speech and announced the opening.  At the opening ceremony, craft masters from cultural creativity companies including Jiangsu Purple Clay Commune performed skills like pottery making, shell carving and gourd painting, and the Jiangsu Female...

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24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Summer Solstice, (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th
solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.

At this time, much of the northern
hemisphere receives the most hours of daylight, but it does not bring the
hottest temperatures which will come only 20 to 30 days later.

In China, the 24 solar terms were created
thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. But the solar term
culture is st...

2017 Jiangsu cultural week held in Astana


On the afternoon of June 20, the 2017 Jiangsu cultural week titled Feel Jiangsu, co-sponsored by Jiangsu Province People's Government and the Chinese Embassy in Republic of Kazakhstan, kicked off in Astana, Jiangsu vice governor, Chen Zhenning, ...

24 Solar Terms: 6 things you may not know about Summer Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Summer Solstice, (Chinese: 夏至), the 10th
solar term of the year, begins on June 21 this year and ends on July 6.

At this time, much of the northern
hemisphere receives...

Jiangsu Cultural Festival impresses Taiwan


The modern Peking Opera "Tsing Yi" was successfully staged in Taiwan Kaohsiung Buddha Mountain on the afternoon of June 18, ending a week of "Jiangsu Culture and Arts Festival" in Taiwan.  
Paintings, calligraph and photography exhibitions with J...

Chinese and Russian cultural relic exhibition held in Nanjing


An exhibition entitled "Ages of Empires - Tsarist Russia and Qing Dynasty" was unveiled at the Nanjing Museum in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, on June 10, 2017.
The exhibition showcases more than 500 pieces of cultural relics...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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