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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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Exhibition commemorating woman calligrapher to launch

An
exhibition featuring female calligrapher Xiao Xian's works will be held at the
National Art Museum of China in Beijing from July 27 to August 6. 

Xiao
Xian, the most famous female calligrapher in contemporary China, was the
honorary director of Chinese Calligraphers Association, the advisor of Jiangsu
Calligrapher Association and the honorary chairman of Nanjing Calligraphers
Association.

Born in
1902, Xiao learned calligraphy from the noted 20th century Chinese scholar Kang
Youwei. Prai...

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Silk Road themed art exhibition held in E China

A contemporary art exhibition themed on the
Silk Road opened at the Jinji Lake Art Museum in Suzhou city, East China's
Jiangsu province, on July 23.

The exhibition showcases sculptures, art
installations, paintings, calligraphies and other artworks from 30 famous
contemporary Chinese artists.

The exhibit will run until Aug 27. 

Exhibition commemorating woman calligrapher to launch

An
exhibition featuring female calligrapher Xiao Xian's works will be held at the
National Art Museum of China in Beijing from July 27 to August 6. 

Xiao
Xian, the most famous female calligrapher in contemporary China, was the
honorary director o...

Silk Road themed art exhibition held in E China

A contemporary art exhibition themed on the
Silk Road opened at the Jinji Lake Art Museum in Suzhou city, East China's
Jiangsu province, on July 23.

The exhibition showcases sculptures, art
installations, paintings, calligraphies and other artwor...

Students, teachers of Chinese origin tour Nanjing memorial hall

About 900 foreign students and teachers of
Chinese origin visited the Memorial Hall for the Victims of the Nanjing
Massacre on July 19.

The students, who come from 16 countries
and regions, read historical material on the hall's walls, viewed the...

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Major Heat


The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 22 and ends August 6.
During Major Heat, most parts of China enter the hottest sea...

EVENTS

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Nanjing
2017/07/19
1492_b_副本.jpg The Bodyguard (musical)
Nanjing
2017/08/22
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CONTACT

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

+86 25 8779 8779

jswhxx@yahoo.cn

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