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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

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Nanjing Yunjin

Nanjing Yunjin tapestry dates back almost
1,600 years. The traditional Jacquard silk patterns are as various and as
beautiful as the clouds in the sky, hence the name "Yunjin", which
means "cloud-pattern brocade" in Chinese.

Yunjin is the only silk textile still
handmade and its production cannot be replaced with modern machines, according
to Wang Baolin, curator of Nanjing Yunjin Museum and chairman of the Nanjing
Yunjin Research Institute.

The Chinese tradition of weaving Nanjing Yunjin
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Heads of states use Nanjing-made tableware at Belt and Road Forum

Country leaders and representatives of
international organizations used tableware made in Nanjing at the luncheon of
the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 15.

Yunjin-brocade (cloud brocade) place mats
made by Rongguifang Yunjin and porcelain made by Gaochun Ceramics were on the
table.

Both the yunjin-brocade place mats and
porcelain have the traditional Chinese blue and white colors with the grass and
flower patterns of the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907). The set...

Nanjing Yunjin

Nanjing Yunjin tapestry dates back almost
1,600 years. The traditional Jacquard silk patterns are as various and as
beautiful as the clouds in the sky, hence the name "Yunjin", which
means "cloud-pattern brocade" in Chinese.

Yunjin is the only si...

Heads of states use Nanjing-made tableware at Belt and Road Forum

Country leaders and representatives of
international organizations used tableware made in Nanjing at the luncheon of
the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation in Beijing on May 15.

Yunjin-brocade (cloud brocade) place mats
made by Ron...

24 Solar Terms:6 things you may not know about Grain Buds

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. Grain Buds, (Chinese: 小满), the 8th
solar term of a year, begins on May 21 this year, and ends on June 4. It means
that the seeds from the grain are becoming full but ar...

1st Jiangsu Development Summit opens in Nanjing

The first Jiangsu Development Summit raised
curtain at the newly-built Jiangsu Grand Theatre in Jiangsu's capital city of
Nanjing, May 20.

Over 1,200 prominent guests were invited to
discuss on development of Jiangsu. Among them there are Jiangsu...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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