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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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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 season of the year.
In China, the 24 solar terms were created thousands of years ago to guide agricultural production. But solar term culture is still useful today to guide people's lives through special foods, cultural ceremonies and even healthy livin...

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Tongzhou students' art exhibition offers fresh insights into Nantong culture

A student from Nanjing Normal University (left)
presents tea art to guests in London, UK on July 17, 2017.
[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

An art exhibition with more than 100
artworks by primary school students from Nantong's Tongzhou District has opened
in London to showcase the art and culture of Nantong, Jiangsu province.

The exhibition, held jointly by Tongzhou
Education Bureau and Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, will last 10 days at
House of Phoenix in London from Monday, and has ga...

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...

Tongzhou students' art exhibition offers fresh insights into Nantong culture

A student from Nanjing Normal University (left)
presents tea art to guests in London, UK on July 17, 2017.
[Photo/chinadaily.com.cn]

 

An art exhibition with more than 100
artworks by primary school students from Nantong's Tongzhou District has...

Pocket books reveal symbols of Jiangsu

The ceremony launching Volume III of the
Symbols of Jiangsu (Pocket Edition) series was held at the central platform of
the 7th Jiangsu Book Fair in Suzhou on July 13.

The Chinese-English bilingual book series
features the most symbolic Jiangsu-f...

Yangzhou Puppet graces stage in Beijing


Jiangsu Puppet Performing Art Troupe gave a performance of the large puppet drama "The Goddess Chang's fly to the moon" at the National Center for the Performing Arts from July 16 to 17.
The puppet drama "The Goddess Chang's fly to the moon" is b...

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

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