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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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Jiangsu adds 46 cultural heritage inheritors

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism
announced the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage inheritors
on May 16. Among the 1082 inheritors, 46 are from Jiangsu Province.  

There are 17 programs in intangible
cultural heritage from Jiangsu that have seen their inheritors awarded the
national honor for the first time, including those in Nanjing Baiju opera, Tiao
Mafu dance from Rudong County, and the Three Knives of Yangzhou (the kitchen
knife, pedicure knife and razor). Differen...

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Nanjing museums present a cultural feast on International Museum Day

Museums in Nanjing will offer their visitors a journey of history and art, on May 18, the International Museum Day. Various activities will be launched and, better still, the admission is free.  The Nanjing Museum The Nanjing Museum, one of three major museums in China, is the firm museum nationwide and the first major comprehensive museum invested by the national government. The museum has been listed as a National First-grade Museum.  From 18:00 to 21:00 on May 18, an activity themed...

Jiangsu adds 46 cultural heritage inheritors

The Ministry of Culture and Tourism
announced the fifth batch of national intangible cultural heritage inheritors
on May 16. Among the 1082 inheritors, 46 are from Jiangsu Province.  

There are 17 programs in intangible
cultural heritage from J...

Nanjing museums present a cultural feast on International Museum Day

Museums in Nanjing will offer their visitors a journey of history and art, on May 18, the International Museum Day. Various activities will be launched and, better still, the admission is free.  The Nanjing Museum The Nanjing Museum, one of thr...

24 Solar Terms: 5 things you may not know about the Start of Summer

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Summer (Chinese: 立夏), the 7th
term of the year, begins on May 5 and ends on May 20 this year.

Start of Summer signals the transition of
seasons. On this day...

Jiangsu Puppet Troupe to stage tour show in Britain

Jiangsu Puppet Troupe is to stage a puppet
play at Jaywick Martello Tower in Britain’s coastal town Clacton on May 19, in
which the ancient art is to add luster to the century-old building.

On the troupe’s first tour show around
Britain, the pu...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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