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Intangible Cultural Heritages in Suzhou

Intangible Cultural Heritages in Suzhou

Suzhou Pingtan

Suzhou tanci is a general term denoting art form of “Xiaoshu” performance with storytelling in the Suzhu dialect. Flourishing in the Wu dialect of Suzhou of southeast of Jiangsu Province, northern Zhejiang Province and Shanghai, it was formed about in the late years of Ming Dynasty and the early years of Qing Dynasty. More

Clay Sculpture

Wuxi is located in the southeast of Jiangsu, Province. In 202 B.C., it was set as county and city in 2195. Since the production and sale of Wuxi clay sculptures are centered in the nearby of Huishan, Wuxi, it is also called “Huishan clay sculpture”. Huishan clay sculpture dates back to the Min Dynasty which is recorded in a Chinese book, titled, ACollection of Ancient and Modern Books. More

Legend of Liangzhu

Legend of Liang Shanbo and Zhu yintai, treasure of Chinese culture, is one the four Chinee folk legends. Over the thousands of years, it has deeply touched people's minds for its themes of advocating pursuing knowledge, love and ceaseless life and has been widely loved by people for its moving plots, vivid characters and ingenious story structure. More

Wood Block New Year of Taohuawu

Wood block New Year pictures of Taohuawu was originated from Ming Dynasty. There were tens of pictures workshops in the areas of Taohuau of Qili Shantang and Changmennei, Suzhou city. Taohuawu was famous because millions of pictures could produces at the time. More

The Dragon Boat Festival

There is a long history of Suzhou Dragon Boat Festival in May. It has great content and people participate reflecting on the folk tradition of Suzhou in Jiangnan. More

Female Costumes of Luzhi Water Village, Suzhou

The traditional custom dress is always kept by the countryside women living in the regions of Luzhi, Shengpu, Weiting and Lumu of eastern Suzhou. As their major traditional costume have characteristics of Jiangnan water village they were granted the title “Ethnic minority” of Suzhou. More

Yangzhou Jade Carving

Yangzhou is the primary production area and jade carving has had a long history. In the east of Yangtze River and Huai River, jade pendant and jade pipe were excavated from Neolithic site, Longqiu County. In the graves of Han Dynasty in Yangzhou city, different types of jades were excavated were beautifully created and used various types of techniques like Toudiao (hollow out the picture background), intaglio and low relief. More

Su Embroidery

Su embroidery is short for Suzhou embroidery which was named after its place of origin. In history, it was widely known in Suzhou in Jiangsu Province. In recent decade, Su embroidery industry is gradually shrinking. Today, it is centered in areas within Suzhou city, Dongzhu Town and Zhenhu Street of high-tech Zone. More