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Carving Arts in Suzhou is a book compiled by the Information Office of Suzhou Municipal People's Government and published by Foreign Languages Press Co. Ltd. The good things in Suzhou are hidden and living freely in it without giving any hint of their existence. So you need to make extra efforts if you really want to get an eye-opening experience in Suzhou.


A Cricket Can Sing and Its Pot Has a Heart

Feb 25, 2019

Suzhou is one of the places of origin of cricket culture in China. The production of cricket pots in Suzhou had already reached a certain scale in the Southern Song ...


Turning Earth into Gold by Making "Gold Bricks"

Feb 25, 2019

New gold bricks fired in theLumu Imperial Kiln Brick and Tile Factory have made an irreplaceable contribution to the restoration projects of ancient buildings and ...


Doing Something to Be Proud of All One's Life

Feb 22, 2019

One bright, clear morning in early autumn I met Pan Zhishen, a brick carving master who enjoys a high reputation throughout South China, at the "Pan Zhishen Stone ...


Liu Yiming, a successor of Suzhou-genre tile carving

Feb 22, 2019

Liu Yiming, born in a Suzhou handicraftsman's family in 1958, started to learn craftsmanship from the family's elders at the age of 12. Except when working at a ...


Brick Carving Gate Tower of the Spring Presence Tower

Feb 22, 2019

The Spring Presence Tower in Dongshan, Suzhou, known to local people as the "Flower Carving Building", is reputed for its brick carving, wood carving and color painting.


Brick Carving

Feb 22, 2019

Brick carving means to carve patterns on bricks fired with clay adobes.


Taihu Sedimentary Rock Kettle

Feb 21, 2019

Stone kettle making is different from inkslab carving in product but similar to it in artistic taste.


Cai Jinxing, the Guardian of Ink Slab Making

Feb 21, 2019

There is a town with a history of a millennium at the foot of Magi- cal Rock Mountain, west of the city of Suzhou. It is called Cangshu, and it is famous for the ...


Inkslab Making

Feb 21, 2019

The inkslab is known as one the "Four Treasures of the Studio," together with brush, ink stick and rice paper.


The Best Stele Carver in South China

Feb 21, 2019

Stele carving is an ancient and distinctive art in China.


Stele Inscription Carving

Feb 21, 2019

Stele inscription carving became popular in Suzhou as early as in the the Qin and Han Dynasties (221 B.C.-220 A.D.).


Destined to Live with Stone

Feb 21, 2019

He Genjin is a very witty old man.


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