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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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Restored silk relics on exhibition in Great Bao'en Temple

An exhibition of Song Dynasty (960-1279) silk relics, excavated in Great Bao'en Temple in Nanjing City, opened in the temple’s museum on Aug. 7.The silk relics, unearthed in the temple (formerly known as Changgan Temple) in 2007, have undergone nearly ten years of restoration, before finally returning to the temple.The 58 pieces of cultural relics on display includes all kinds of towels, bags, packing sheets and ribbons used to wrap ceremonial utensils. Visitors were left in surprise by the...

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Suzhou Gardens project wins 2018 Asia Township Awards


Suzhou’s “Paradise on Earth and City of Gardens” project has recently won the 2018 Asia Township Awards in Fukuoka, Japan.
The project showcases the city’s dedication to protect the classical Chinese gardens, inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1997, on the principles of “scientific protection, management according to law, orderly utilization, and resource sharing.” Suzhou has introduced a series of measures to allow residents and tourists to better share the culture and art...

Restored silk relics on exhibition in Great Bao'en Temple

An exhibition of Song Dynasty (960-1279) silk relics, excavated in Great Bao'en Temple in Nanjing City, opened in the temple’s museum on Aug. 7.The silk relics, unearthed in the temple (formerly known as Changgan Temple) in 2007, have undergone n...

Suzhou Gardens project wins 2018 Asia Township Awards


Suzhou’s “Paradise on Earth and City of Gardens” project has recently won the 2018 Asia Township Awards in Fukuoka, Japan.
The project showcases the city’s dedication to protect the classical Chinese gardens, inscribed on the UNESCO World Her...

Nanjing Culture African Tour starts in Madagascar

Sponsored by China’s Ministry of Culture
and Tourism and invited by Madagascar's cultural authorities, the “Nanjing
Culture African Tour” opened at the Ivato Conference Center in Antananarivo,
the capital of Madagascar on July 22 thanks to the ...

Artist keeps the art of creating Nanjing velvet flower alive

Nanjing
velvet flower created by Zhao Shuxian, a craftsman living in Nanjing, East
China's Jiangsu province. 

The art of making ronghua, or velvet
flower, dates back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It refers to the creation of
not only floral di...

EVENTS

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2018/06/30
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2018/06/16
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CONTACT

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

+86 25 8779 8779

jswhxx@yahoo.cn

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