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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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Exhibition “Bridge Memories” opens in Nanjing


The national tour of “Bridge Memories: exhibition of artistic works and historical materials of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge” , an exhibition launched for the 50th anniversary of the completion of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, opened at the Jiangsu Art Museum.
The Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, built in 1968, was China’s first major design and engineering project completed without foreign assistance, and the iconic double-decked structure is now recognized as a national cultural monument.
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24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about White Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th
solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 8 and ends on Sept 22. White
Dew indicates the real beginning of cool autumn. The temperature declines
gradually and the vapors in the air often condense into white dew on the grass
and trees at night. Here are 8 things you should know about White Dew.

Touring during Sept Varying by geographical
location, autumn comes earlier in th...

Exhibition “Bridge Memories” opens in Nanjing


The national tour of “Bridge Memories: exhibition of artistic works and historical materials of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge” , an exhibition launched for the 50th anniversary of the completion of Nanjing Yangtze River Bridge, opened at the Jia...

24 Solar Terms: 8 things you may not know about White Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar
divides the year into 24 solar terms. White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th
solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 8 and ends on Sept 22. White
Dew indicates the real beginning of cool autumn. The te...

Suzhou to host conference on world heritage cities

Suzhou is scheduled to hold the 3rd
Asia-Pacific Conference of Organization of World Heritage Cities (OWHC) from
Oct. 29 to Nov. 2, the first ever OWHC event held in China.

The city is in full swing to prepare for
the meeting themed “World Herit...

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 ...

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