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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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Suzhou intangible cultural heritages shine at French fair


Three intangible cultural heritages from Suzhou City with distinctive Chinese characteristics attracted audience at the 24th International Cultural Heritage Fair in Paris, France from Oct 25 to 28.
The fair was jointly held by the French Ministry of Culture at the Carrousel du Louvre.
One of the Suzhou displays was a set of 16 chimes, or bianzhong, a musical instrument and ritual instrument that has a history of more than 3,000 years. Each of bronze chimes plays two notes, which amazed many ...

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Chinese 24 Solar Terms: The Chinese wisdom of dividing time


For the Chinese people, one of the remarkable cultural events staying in their memories in the year 2016 is probably the "24 Solar Terms" recognized as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It is the ancient Chinese knowledge of dividing a year through the observation of the sun's annual motion, the influence of which is still widely perceptible today.
The Chinese people divided a year into 24 segments based on the sun's position in the zodiac. Each segment is called a solar term, which refl...

Suzhou intangible cultural heritages shine at French fair


Three intangible cultural heritages from Suzhou City with distinctive Chinese characteristics attracted audience at the 24th International Cultural Heritage Fair in Paris, France from Oct 25 to 28.
The fair was jointly held by the French Ministry...

Chinese 24 Solar Terms: The Chinese wisdom of dividing time


For the Chinese people, one of the remarkable cultural events staying in their memories in the year 2016 is probably the "24 Solar Terms" recognized as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.
It is the ancient Chinese knowledge of dividing a year t...

Suzhou Ballet Theatre’s original show depicts Ming Dynasty artist

Tang Yin, the original creation of The
Suzhou Ballet Theatre, as part of the “Zijin Culture and Art Festival”,  was staged at the Jiangsu Grand Theatre on
Oct. 15, dramatizing the life of the painter, calligrapher and poet from the
Ming Dynasty...

Art show to celebrate 40th Anniv. of reform and opening-up

An art performance to celebrate the 40th
anniversary of the reform and opening-up in Jiangsu was held at the Jiangsu
Center for the Performing Arts in Nanjing City on September 29.

Lou Qinjian, secretary of the CPC Jiangsu
Provincial Committee an...

EVENTS

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CONTACT

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

+86 25 8779 8779

jswhxx@yahoo.cn

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