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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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Nanjing to build 100 bases to promote intangible cultural heritage

The Nanjing Municipal Government announced
an intangible cultural heritage protection plan on June 13, pledging to
establish 100 bases and training facilities to support the inheritance of
culture.

The plan says that priorities will be given
to business culture, customs and traditional skills of time-honored enterprises
to get them listed as representative projects of intangible cultural heritage.

The announcement said efforts will be made
to carry out in-depth investigation, systematic rec...

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SCO Qingdao Summit gift made of Suzhou’s Song brocade

The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO) Summit took place from June 9 to 10 in Qingdao City, Shandong Province.
In this grand event, the evening bag designed and produced with Song brocade by
Suzhou Saint Joy Silk Co., Ltd. has made many people feel amazing.

Song Brocade, a kind of brocade developed
during the Song Dynasty (960-1279), is mainly produced in Suzhou, the ancient
“Silk City,” and hence is also called Suzhou Song Brocade.

This evening bag has captured the essence
of t...

Nanjing to build 100 bases to promote intangible cultural heritage

The Nanjing Municipal Government announced
an intangible cultural heritage protection plan on June 13, pledging to
establish 100 bases and training facilities to support the inheritance of
culture.

The plan says that priorities will be given
to b...

SCO Qingdao Summit gift made of Suzhou’s Song brocade

The 18th Shanghai Cooperation Organization
(SCO) Summit took place from June 9 to 10 in Qingdao City, Shandong Province.
In this grand event, the evening bag designed and produced with Song brocade by
Suzhou Saint Joy Silk Co., Ltd. has made many ...

Exhibition ‘Xu Beihong and His Time’ opens in Nanjing

The national tour of “Xu Beihong and His
Time,” an exhibition launched for the 100th anniversary of the founding of the
Central Academy of Fine Arts, opened at the Jiangsu Art Museum.

The exhibition, divided into two parts,
shows nearly 200 pie...

World museum curators exchange views on diverse history in Nantong

Museum curators from more than ten
countries including China, Germany, France and India gathered in
Nantong, Jiangsu Province to discuss the past, present and future of museums,
on May 28.

Discussions were conducted around the topic
“the histo...

World Historical and Cultural Cities Expo opened in Nanjing


The 2018 World Historical and Cultural Cities Expo was kicked off on May 25 at the Opera Hall of Jiangsu Center for the Performing Art in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province.
With the theme “sharing and win-win”, the expo had more than 300 guests from ho...

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...

EVENTS

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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