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Wujiang culture is a deep-rooted heritage of characteristics in Wu region. Its shield and perch, silk, Southern Society and riverside village culture have important influence across the nation. Local cultural venues have been founded in Wujiang like cultural centers, museums, libraries and archives with several memorial halls built, including the memorial halls of Liu Yazi, of Wang Xichan and of Zhang Yingchun. A few specialized exhibition halls have also been established such as the Wujiang Silk Culture Exhibition Hall, the Taihu Lake Crab Culture Center and the Southern Jiangsu Wine Culture Museum.

  • Silk Quilts

    Silk Quilts

    Sericulture is a significant and unique part of Jiangnan culture. One embodiment is the craftsmanship of silk quilts which enjoys a time-honored history in Zhenze. Silk quilt production, as a traditional technique, is entwined with local people’s li...

  • Shengze Hand-painted Silk

    Shengze Hand-painted Silk

    Silk hand-paintingis a handicraft technique of traditional fabrics with a long history and profound cultural connotations. Shengze, the distribution center of hand-painted silk in China, has developed Shunxin Zhonglu Road as the street specialized in...

  • Ornamented Candles in Southern Jiangsu

    Ornamented Candles in Southern Jiangsu

    Hengshan ornamented candles in southern Jiangsu has been popular for several centuries, reputed as the most exquisite folk handicraft in southernregions of the Yangtze River.

  • Lianxiang Dance in Wujiang

    Lianxiang Dance in Wujiang

    Lianxiang Dance, also known as dalianxiang, is a widespread ancient folk dance in Hengshan. It has been the main parade performance in temple fairs of every kind (devotees follow a palanquin bearing a god on a tour around the temple) since the Ming a...

  • The Legend of the Pearl Pagoda

    The Legend of the Pearl Pagoda

    The legend of the Pearl Pagoda, which dates back to the Ming Dynasty, has long been spread in the form of ballads. Set in the Jiading reignof the Ming Dynasty, the legend is about the Pearl Pagoda and the family history of Chen Wangdao, a Tongli loca...

  • Suzhou Pingtan

    Suzhou Pingtan

    Suzhou Pingtan is a term denoting storytelling and ballad singing in the Suzhou dialect. It also goes by “Shuoshu” or “Nanci”.

  • Opera Performance on Grain Full

    Opera Performance on Grain Full

    Grain Full, or Xiaoman, the 8th solar term in Chinese calendar year, is an important day for agricultural activities in early summer.

  • Pingwang Lantern Riddle

    Pingwang Lantern Riddle

    Guessing lantern riddles is a traditional recreational activity that enjoys a long history and is popular among local people in Pingwang. The lantern riddle of Pingwang appeared in the Republic of China (1921-1949), developed and flourished in the 19...

  • Qiaosheng Qu—Folk Music Orchestra

    Qiaosheng Qu—Folk Music Orchestra

    Qiaosheng Qu is the most well-known music in Shengze, a prosperous and celebrated silk town. In the occasions of celebrating a newborn baby, a birthday or a wedding engagement, the local residents would host grand banquets with musicians playing Chin...

  • Fishing Songs of the Taihu Lake

    Fishing Songs of the Taihu Lake

    Since the late Ming and early Qing Dynasties, fishing songs of the Taihu Lake have been passed down from generation to generation around the east basin.

  • RiversideVillage Culture

    RiversideVillage Culture

    Wujiang is the hometown of Fei Xiaotong, a famous socialist, anthropologist and social activist. Fei held the task of enriching people and he carried out his research for the longest time and got the most outcomes in Kaixiangong village

  • The Legacy of the Southern Society

    The Legacy of the Southern Society

    Founded in 1909, the Southern Society was highly influential as an important group committed to capitalist revolutionary culture.

  • Shield and Perch

    Shield and Perch

    Shield and perch culture stems from a story about a Wujiang man named Zhang Han in the Western Jin Dynasty. In the times of Emperor Jin Huidi, he took a high-ranking post, in charge of official selection for the government.

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