This series selects distinct Jiangsu cultural relics which are the most representative and have the most symbolic meanings. It contains simple but profound illustrated texts that analyze the connotations of Jiangsu culture’s history and reality, while highlighting the humanistic contributions of Jiangsu. This series introduces the origin, development, current status, and unique cultural values of Jiangsu symbols. It enables the reader to have a basic and usable understanding of these symbols. It can be considered a great and portable ‘Guide to Jiangsu Culture’.
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Wu ballad, or Jiangnan (A region south of the Yangtze River) folk songs, mainly consist of poems, legends, tales and scenes of daily life derived from farming activities in the four seasons. It’s not only an oral tradition still alive in the Wu region, but also valuable resource for dialect study.
The Blue Calico represents the collective wisdom of the Chinese nation, and its eight-hundred-year old history shows the creativity of the nation and the sustainability of traditional culture.“Nantong Indigo Blue Cloth Dyeing and Finishing Skills” has been included in the first collection national intangible cultural heritages.
The crystal is a magnificent creation by heaven and earth, generously gifted by the nature to Donghai County. Thus, Donghai has become the well-known capital of crystal, who embrace profound cultural origins, and possess the rich crystal culture of Jiangsu.
The Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum
The Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum is the tomb in which Zhu Yuanzhang, Emperor of the Ming Dynasty, and the Empress Ma are buried. It lies at the southern foot of Purple Mountain, being the largest imperial mausoleum in Nanjing and in ancient China.
Huishan Clay Figurines
This is an introduction to the Huishan clay figurines from various aspects including legends and historical development, magical clay, local customs, varied expressions of clay figurines, and the great masters who have created the Huishan clay figurines throughout history.
The Suzhou Gardens refer to the landscape and garden architecture in private gardens within Suzhou. The gardens have a history over 2,500 years. Currently, 60 gardens have been preserved and 19 are open to the public.
Suzhou Embroidery refers to the embroidery produced in Suzhou, the center of the Jiangnan region. It is one of the most distinctive cultural symbols in Jiangsu Province, known as the most celebrated of Chinese embroideries.
Yixing Zisha is a pottery technique invented and developed in Yixing. With this technique, craftsmen use the Yixing purple clay as the base raw material in order to produce purple clay pottery pieces through inlaying, molding, modifying and burning.
Nanjing Cloud-Brocade is a great representation of ancient Chinese silk weaving techniques, and the most representative of three well-known brocades made in ancient China. Based on the history of Nanjing Cloud-Brocade as well as the development of weaving techniques, this book attempts to provide a simple but in-depth introduction to the traditional pursuit of Chinese to decoration and their symbolic meanings.
Kun Opera, also called Kunqiang, Kunshanqiang, or Kunju, originated from Kunshan, Jiangsu Province at the end of the Yuan Dynasty and early Ming Dynasty. It was one of the traditional operas in China, characterized by the indigenous music, dance, and dialects of Kunshan, and is the oldest among the various traditional operas in China.
The Huaiyang Cuisine is a well-known cooking style of the regions surrounding the middle and lower reaches of Yangtze River. It has a long history, starting from the Spring and Autumn Period, prevailing during Sui and Tang Dynasties, and flourishing during Ming and Qing Dynasties.
Nanjing City Wall
The Ming emperor Zhu Yuanzhang built Nanjing’s City Walls to defend his capital in the mid-14th century. It features unique design concept, remarkable technology and a majestic view. It is a technical masterpiece of complex city wall construction engineered for military defense.