In search of 'quintessence' of Chinese culture
2016-09-26 17:19:00

More than 250 students from 27 schools in Suzhou drew theatrical masks on Sep 24, to have a better understanding of the quintessence of Chinese culture.

This was part of the series of "Chinese cultural quintessence" activities for the adolescents in Suzhou in 2016. In addition to competitions and traditional handicraft exhibitions, there are special performances of martial arts, Jiangnan Sizhu (traditional Chinese stringed and woodwind instruments in region south to the Yangtze River), Kunqu Opera, Pingtan (storytelling and ballad singing in Suzhou dialect), and Guqin ( a seven-stringed plucked instrument). This series of activities have attracted about 60 schools in the urban area of Suzhou.

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