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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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Couplets hung on ancient city gates in Nanjing to welcome Spring Festival


Couplets with each approximately 15 meters high and 2 meters wide are hung on the 12 ancient city gates in Nanjing, capital city of East China’s Jiangsu province, to welcome the coming Spring Festival which falls on Feb 16. 
Hanging couplets on the door is a traditional way for Chinese to celebrate the Lunar New Year. It is believed that the earliest chunlian couplet found in China was written on a page of the Dunhuang Manuscripts, a cache of documents previously sealed in one of the Moga...

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14 industrial heritages in Jiangsu make into national list

The first batch of 100 industrial heritages
under national protection was released in Beijing, Jan. 27. A total of 14
industrial heritages in Jiangsu made into the list, the most among all
provinces and cities.

According to Nizhny Tagil Charter for
the Industrial Heritage, industrial heritage refers to the physical remains of
the history of technology and industry, such as manufacturing and mining sites,
as well as power and transportation infrastructure.

After years of research, the Natio...

Couplets hung on ancient city gates in Nanjing to welcome Spring Festival


Couplets with each approximately 15 meters high and 2 meters wide are hung on the 12 ancient city gates in Nanjing, capital city of East China’s Jiangsu province, to welcome the coming Spring Festival which falls on Feb 16. 
Hanging couplets on ...

14 industrial heritages in Jiangsu make into national list

The first batch of 100 industrial heritages
under national protection was released in Beijing, Jan. 27. A total of 14
industrial heritages in Jiangsu made into the list, the most among all
provinces and cities.

According to Nizhny Tagil Charter ...

Display on New Jinling paintings

In 1960, a group of painters from Nanjing,
East China's Jiangsu province, embarked on a journey across the country. It was
led by modern master Fu Baoshi (1904-65), who, together with his team mates
hoped to find ways to adapt the classic Chinese ...

Laba porridge sweetens prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Laba rice porridge: There are several legends about the origin of porridge eating on Laba: Some claim it is of Buddhist origin; some say the porridge, made of red beans, can exorcize evil from children. Others say the porridge is in memory of a po...

Wuxi's cultural heritages attract French cultural delegation

A delegation of the Association of Cultural
Encounter Centers (ACCR) in France visited to Wuxi, east China's Jiangsu
province on Jan 9-10, during French President Emmanuel Macron's state visit to
China.

With a history of 42 years, the ACCR today
...

Rabe's Diary staged at 3rd Chinese Opera Festival in Nanjing

Artists perform Chinese original opera Rabe's Diary at the 3rd Chinese
Opera Festival at Jiangsu Grand Theatre in Nanjing, capital of east China's
Jiangsu Province, Jan. 10, 2018.On January 10, the 3rd Chinese Opera
Festival was closed in Jiangsu ...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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