Library for lovers of Suzhou gardens, Kunqu opera
2017-07-27 16:46:00

A view of the newly-opened Canal Library in Wuzhong District.

Wuzhong District has a new library with books featuring Suzhou gardens and Kunqu, a local form of Chinese opera popular in Kunshan and Suzhou areas.

The Canal Library stands on the bank of the historic Grand Canal and has a collection of about 20,000 books on Kunqu Opera, Suzhou gardens, Yangtze Delta culture and traditions, the Grand Canal, Chinese history and classics. They are from donations or Wuzhong Library.

District officials said the new library will promote Suzhou’s culture and heritage protection and provide an exchange platform for scholars and artists who can hold lectures and exhibitions in the library. Editor:Hiram