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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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Ancient phoenix crown of Sui Dynasty unveiled in East China


An ancient phoenix crown of Empress Xiao from the reign of Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) and its replica were unveiled in Yangzhou of East China's Jiangsu province on Sunday.
Shu Jiaping, director of the Archaeological Institute of Yangzhou, said this crown is of the highest rank from the period of Sui and Tang Dynasties that has been discovered so far.
The exhibit is attracting a large number of tourists to the Yangzhou Museum as it is the first time it has ever been displaye...

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An exhibition in honor of Tang and the Bard begins world tour

This year is the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary giants William Shakespeare and ancient China's playwright Tang Xianzu. An exhibition to mark their contributions to world literature is being held across 26 venues of the Chinese Cultural Center in different countries through December.
Dialogue Across Time and Space: Homage to Tang Xianzu and William Shakespeare, which started on Sept 1 in Singapore, compares the lives and works of the two dramatists whose influences on society rema...

Ancient phoenix crown of Sui Dynasty unveiled in East China


An ancient phoenix crown of Empress Xiao from the reign of Emperor Yang of the Sui Dynasty (AD 581-618) and its replica were unveiled in Yangzhou of East China's Jiangsu province on Sunday.
Shu Jiaping, director of the Archaeological Institute of...

An exhibition in honor of Tang and the Bard begins world tour

This year is the 400th anniversary of the deaths of literary giants William Shakespeare and ancient China's playwright Tang Xianzu. An exhibition to mark their contributions to world literature is being held across 26 venues of the Chinese Cultura...

Chinese 'world wonder' meets takeout in American TV drama

Nanjing's famed "Porcelain Tower" is the pagoda that has been alive in American TV drama for quite a time, in a way that is surprisingly close to people’s life- Chinese take out.
How come Porcelain Tower has anything to do with take out in the Un...

8 things you may not know about Autumn Equinox

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Autumn Equinox, (Chinese: 秋分), the 16th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 22 and ends on Oct 7.
Autumn Equinox lies at the midpoint of autumn, dividing a...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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