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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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Baina qin exhibited at the Louvre

At the 23rd World Intangible Cultural
Heritage Exposition and Forum that just wrapped up in Paris, a baina qin
musical instrument from Yangzhou caught the attention of all.

The baina qin was created in the Tang
Dynasty but the technique of making this kind of qin was basically lost after
the Song Dynasty (960-1279) due to improper inheritance.

According to Wang Yupeng, a qin maker in
Yangzhou, baina qin is a kind of ancient qin comprised of a number of small
wooden pieces, an approach that ...

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Yangzhou bamboo carver holds exhibition in Nanjing

An exhibition by famous Yangzhou bamboo
carver Zhang Zilin was held in Nanjing Municipal Museum on Nov. 9. More than 50
pieces of bamboo carvings and seals which were collected or created by Zhang in
the past few decades were exhibited.

When Zhang carves extremely small
characters on the bamboo, he said, it is like earthworms wriggling and is
highly taxing on the carver's intuition. The use of a magnifier would affect
the carving, and most importantly the carving has to be completed at one g...

Baina qin exhibited at the Louvre

At the 23rd World Intangible Cultural
Heritage Exposition and Forum that just wrapped up in Paris, a baina qin
musical instrument from Yangzhou caught the attention of all.

The baina qin was created in the Tang
Dynasty but the technique of making...

Yangzhou bamboo carver holds exhibition in Nanjing

An exhibition by famous Yangzhou bamboo
carver Zhang Zilin was held in Nanjing Municipal Museum on Nov. 9. More than 50
pieces of bamboo carvings and seals which were collected or created by Zhang in
the past few decades were exhibited.

When Zhan...

Chinese modern art works debuted in The Hague


On November 8, "Wonderful Jiangsu" --2017 • Chinese modern art works European touring exhibition funded by Jiangsu Art Fund and jointly sponsored by China Cultural Center in The Hague, China Cultural Center in Madrid and Artall Culture Group Cor...

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about Start of Winter

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Winter, (Chinese: 立冬), the 19th
solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 7 and ends on Nov 21.

Start of Winter is the first solar term of
winter, which...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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