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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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Italian Renaissance art on display in Nanjing Museum


An exhibition featuring the works of three Italian art masters of the Renaissance period opened on November 27 in Nanjing Museum.
A total of 68 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael as well as their followers are on show at the exhibition, thanks to the cooperation among the museum, the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, Biblioteca Reale di Torino and Casa Buonarroti.
The exhibits include paintings and sculptures as well as a large number of sketch manuscripts, which will offer audie...

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24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.Minor Snow refers to the time when it starts to snow, mostly in China's northern areas, and the temperature continues to drop.Here are seven things you should know about Minor Snow.Lightly snowy winterAn ancient Chinese book about plants explains that "in Minor Snow, the weather is cold and it is going to snow; ...

Italian Renaissance art on display in Nanjing Museum


An exhibition featuring the works of three Italian art masters of the Renaissance period opened on November 27 in Nanjing Museum.
A total of 68 works by Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo and Raphael as well as their followers are on show at the exh...

24 Solar Terms: 7 things you may not know about Minor Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.Minor Snow refers to the time when it starts to snow, mostly in...

Grand Canal Cultural Week closes in Huai’an

China Grand Canal Cultural Week in Huai’an concluded on November 6 with a concert.The Grand Canal, spanning over 2,000 kilometers between Beijing and Hangzhou, was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 2014. The longest man-made river in the ...

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...

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

+86 25 8779 8779

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