Culture

The famed teapots made their first appearance in Europe by way of Dutch traders who recognized the sturdy materials and practical shapes. Unlike Europe□□s Delft earthenware of the era,Yixing pots can withstand rapidly changing temperatures and can hold boiling water without cracking. Authentic purple clay possesses unique properties and are best recognized in the very layers of the earth in which they are created. The price range of the teapots are from a few dollars to thousands of dollars. [Detail]
"A pearl in Taihu Lake, a Journey to Wuxi", the 30-second propaganda film fully demonstrating Wuxi’s fascination, will be broadcast on the outdoor screen of Ginza, the most prosperous area of Tokyo, for 60 times a day from February 1. The Sino-Japan Economic and Cultural Exchanges themed as the 25th anniversary of A Journey to Wuxi will also be started then.[Detail]
Weiting Town in Suzhou Industrial Park was recently recognized as one of the first pilot areas of public cultural services in Jiangsu province.The town has the most cultural resources in SIP and the local government hopes to build a town of culture and communities of happiness. Now all the 18 communities at the town have an activity room with an area of at least 200 square meters and one to two public squares.[Detail]
According to the introduction made by relevant principals of the event, the 10th Taibo Cultural Festival of Wuxi New District is the 1st influential culture fair after the Spring Festival, and this innovative fair, characterized as a celebration of inheritance and innovation, will highlight characteristics of the classic project and give a fresh look to the public.[Detail]
An art village named “Sunny Art Village”, the 1st local artist group, was formally unveiled on January 18, operating as a new platform for the culture industry in Wuxi to communicate with the outside art groups.[Detail]
This photo shows calligraphy lovers from the Wuxi Taihu New City Science and Education Industrial Park(K-PARK)writing Spring Festival couplets for the citizens recently.[Detail]
“Chinese Monochromes” (Wuxi Station), a nationwide figurative painting show of the Fengyuan Studio of the Chinese Academy of Art, was ceremoniously opened in the Wuxi Museum.[Detail]
Fang Qin,one of the family members went to Xiangyang where his aunt Fang Duohua lived to seek help. She even taunted her nephew that if he could become a high-ranking official one day,she would greet him with an incense burner on her head. Three years later,Fang won the first place in the national examination and was appointed to be a high ranking official taking charge of seven provinces. However,she had not regret at all and had no other choice but greet her nephew with an incense burner on her head when she found out the official in front of her was Fang Qin. Fang finally forgave his aunt and they lived happily ever after. [Detail]
The opening ceremony of the 8th China Music Golden Bell Awards&the 2011 China(Wuxi)Erhu Art Festival was held in the Wuxi Municipal Great Hall of the People on October 9.Xu Peidong,Secretary of the Party organization of the Chinese Musicians Association and Chairman,declared the opening,and started the shining ball for the ceremony together with Mao Xiaoping,Secretary of the Wuxi Municipal CPC Committee,and Wang Huifen,Secretary of the Party organization of the Jiangsu Provincial Federation of Literary and Art Circles and Vice Chairwoman. [Detail]
Wuxi Clay Figurines are the most well known folk craft for the city of Wuxi. The technique skills used in manufacture of the figurines developed in centuries and passed generation by generation in ordinary locals. Da A Fu and Lao Shou Xing(meaning a long live span man)□□are two of the most popular clay figurines. During the slack seasons,nearly all families in Wuxi stayed home to make clay figurines and then sold them at festivals and market fairs. [Detail]
One of the most popular traditional Wuxi products is the Yixing teapot and it is well known by people in China. Yixing teapots have long been known in all provinces in China for their simple beauty and unique tea brewing qualities. This item was first exported to Europe in the 17th century but remained relatively unheard of in the western countries. The museum was erected nearly 50 years ago and it covers more than 20000 square meters of land. The construction has an area of 3000 square meters and is the largest one of its type. [Detail]