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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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DIGITAL CULTURE

NEWS

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20th anniversary of Suzhou classical gardens getting World Heritage listing

A seminar on protecting and developing
world heritage was held on September 19 in Suzhou, marking the 20th anniversary
of the Suzhou Classical Gardens listing as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

The representative of UN’s cultural agency
praised the glamorous classical gardens. Marielza Oliveira, Director of
Beijing’s UNESCO office said, "This is one of the most beautiful places I’ve
ever been. I feel peaceful after being here. It’s wonderful. I’m in love with
it."

Francesco Bandarin, ...

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Chinese tea, more important than rice

People throughout China drink tea daily.
Tea is to the Chinese as wine is to the French, as beer is to the Germans, as
cigars are to the Cubans.

It is true that the word for tea, cha, never
appeared in ancient Chinese texts; the character cha was created by Lu Yu in
the 8th century during the Tang dynasty (618-907 A.D.). Based on written
records and more recently excavated archaeological evidence, we know that tea
as a beverage had become rather popular in Central China along the Yangzi Rive...

20th anniversary of Suzhou classical gardens getting World Heritage listing

A seminar on protecting and developing
world heritage was held on September 19 in Suzhou, marking the 20th anniversary
of the Suzhou Classical Gardens listing as a UNESCO’s World Heritage Site.

The representative of UN’s cultural agency
praised...

Chinese tea, more important than rice

People throughout China drink tea daily.
Tea is to the Chinese as wine is to the French, as beer is to the Germans, as
cigars are to the Cubans.

It is true that the word for tea, cha, never
appeared in ancient Chinese texts; the character cha was...

City walls: Preservation of living history in China


In historical Chinese cities like Nanjing and Xi’an, the ancient city walls stand downtown, forming a spectacular combination of the past and the present, of a historical relic and the modern metropolis.
A remnant of the country’s thousands of ...

Nanjing becomes China's first international city of peace

The 16th Historical Perception and Eastern
Asia Peace Forum was jointly held on September 9 by the Institute of Modern
History of Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS) and the Research Institute
of Nanjing Massacre History and International Pe...

EVENTS

1497_b.jpg Ning Feng Violin Recital
Nanjing
2017/07/19
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CONTACT

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

+86 25 8779 8779

jswhxx@yahoo.cn

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