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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.


Northeast Suzhou: 10,000 Silk Looms "Weaving Non-stop" in Folk Workshops

Feb 19, 2019

In the Song Dynasty, Suzhou began to see professional silk weaving workshops, which began the millennium-long history of a folk silk-making industry in the northeast ...


Heavenly Concubine Temple

Feb 19, 2019

The Heavenly Concubine was Mazu, the legendary Goddess of the Sea wor-shipped by fishermen in China's coastal area for her power to tame storms and protect voyagers at ...


Zheng He

Feb 19, 2019

A trailblazer of the Maritime Silk Road, Zheng He made a remarkable contribution to ancient China's economic and cultural exchanges with other countries.


Suzhou and the Maritime Silk Road

Feb 19, 2019

The Kingdom of Wu during the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280) played a key role in developing China's silk trade and in the transition from the overland Silk Road across ...


The Customs of Silkworm Breeding and Embroidery in Suzhou

Feb 19, 2019

With a hot, humid climate and many rivers, Suzhou is good for growing mulberry trees and breeding silkworms.


Suzhou's Contribution to the Silk Road

Feb 19, 2019

For thousands of years, Huzhou silk yarn and silks produced in and around Suzhou have made their way throughout China and across the world.


Jiangfeng Bank

Feb 19, 2019

Tucked away in Yinhang (Bank) Lane in the ancient town of Zhenze can be found the well preserved site of Jiangfeng Agricultural and Industrial Bank.


Small Town of Zhenze

Feb 19, 2019

The thousand-year-old town of Zhenze has been one of the well-known five sericulture towns in Jiangnan from ancient times.


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."


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