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Suzhou-Silk City is a book compiled by the Information Office of Suzhou Municipal People's Government and published by Foreign Languages Press Co. Ltd. Suzhou, though associated with classical gardens, is even more the city of silk. The peaks and troughs experienced in Suzhou’s silk making and embroidery worlds are an important aspect of the enduring brilliance of China’s silk art.

Zheng Pijiang and Fei Dasheng

Feb 13, 2019

Zheng Pijiang 郑辟疆 and Fei Dasheng 费达生 were founders of China's modern silk industry.

Shengze Dock at Suzhou's Changmen Gate

Feb 13, 2019

During the Ming and Qing dynasties, the silk industry in Shengze Town was administered by the Suzhou Weaving Service, so Shengze's silk merchants were able to access ...

The Mulberry War

Feb 13, 2019

During the Spring and Autumn Period a war was triggered by two women fighting over mulberry leaves.

Shengze's Silk Marketplace—Zhuangmian

Feb 13, 2019

Shengze is widely known in China as "producing 10,000 feet of silk a day to keep everyone under heaven clothed and warm."

Chinese Stories about World Expos—Rong's Huzhou Silk Yarn

Feb 13, 2019

A private Chinese businessman seized the opportunity to display his unique goods—silk yarn for which the city of Huzhou is famous.

Ditang Canal—Woven in Pure Silk

Feb 13, 2019

On the southern bank of the Lake Taihu runs a man-made river Ditang, with a curving course running more or less parallel to the southern shore of the lake. Today just as ...

Leizu—the Goddess of Sericulture

Feb 12, 2019

The story goes as follows: In remote antiquity in southern Shanxi there was a village called Xiyin (approximately in present-day Xixia County, Shanxi Province) situated ...

Xiancan Ancestral Temple in Shengze

Feb 12, 2019

The Xiancan Ancestral Temple, or Temple of the Goddess of Seri-culture, is located at the southern end of Wulong Road in the silk town of Shengze.

Silkworm and Mulberry Worship in Ancient China

Feb 12, 2019

In The Book of Huai Nan Zi, an ancient scholarly text, the silkworm is described as the life essence of the dragon. In remote antiquity, the image of the silkworm went ...

Synchronous Development of Suzhou City and Silk Culture History

Feb 12, 2019

Suzhou, the renowned city of silk, has always held a preeminent place among major silk producers and traders in China.

Suzhou—A Cradle of Chinese Sericulture and Silk Making

Feb 12, 2019

Archeological finds testify to China's sericulture originating more than 6,000 years ago, the majority of these finds being unearthed in the Lake Taihu drainage area ...

Preface—Rainbow Clouds, Rainbow Road

Feb 12, 2019

This book, planned by the Suzhou Government Publicity Department, is edited and published by the Foreign Languages Press against the above background.

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