What is Suzhou known for?

title collection

- and foreign-made pieces. Chinese pieces came from the palace's own workshops, Guangzhou (Canton) and Suzhou (Suchow). Foreign pieces came from countries including Britain (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland), France, Switzerland, the United States and Japan. Of these, the largest portion come from Britain. ref>

Britain , France, Switzerland, the United States and Japan. Of these, the largest portion come from Britain. *May 1, 2004: Shanwei, Maoming, Zhanjiang, Shaoguan, Jieyang


available. Prices can be very good, though you generally have to bargain to get a good price. '''Freshwater pearls''' – The Suzhou area is part of the largest freshwater pearl-producing region in the world. Pearls can be bought in every conceivable price and quality range, either singly or as strings or jewellery. '''Sandalwood fans''' – folding fans made from thin ornately-stamped sheets of sandalwood- are another very old Suzhou craft and widely sold around the city

classical novels

Suzhou, China since March 8, 2005 * , ca. 1296—1372), was a Chinese (Chinese people) writer from Suzhou. He was attributed as the first compiler of the ''Water Margin'', one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature. Bewitched by the beauty and kindness of Xi Shi and Zheng Dan, Fuchai forgot all about his state affairs

original place

Embroidery Art * Suzhou is the original place of "Jasmine (Mo Li Hua)", a song sung by Chinese singers or actresses thousands of times on the occasions of almost every important meetings or celebrations. Jasmine is the symbol of Suzhou as well as Tai Hu Lake. * Suzhou Gardens: Gardens in Suzhou have an ancient history. The first garden in Suzhou belonged to the emperor of Wu State in Spring and Autumn Period (600 BC). More than 200 gardens existed in Suzhou between the 16th and 18th

large manufacturing

a thick ink stick. So there is a saying that “the Twin Pagodas are as writing brushes while the bell building as ink stick”. Well-known museums include the Suzhou Museum (the newly built museum by I. M. Pei), Suzhou Silk Museum, and Suzhou Museum of Opera and Theatre. Economy Suzhou's economy is based primarily on its large manufacturing sector—China's second largest—including iron and steel, IT and electronic equipment, and textile products

leading independent

(in Jiangsu province today), was a prominent politician and literary figure in Song dynasty China. He was also a strategist and educator. After serving the central government of the state for many years he finally rose to the seat of chancellor over the whole of the Chinese empire. Throughout its existence, Chipidea experienced robust growth and continuous profitability making it one of the world's leading, independent suppliers of analog and mixed-signal IP. Chipidea become the working place for 270 people involved in IP research and development, CAD and technology support and test and characterization. They were located at the main building in Oeiras (Oeiras Municipality, Portugal), near Lisbon, as well as in other sites: Maia (Maia, Portugal), near Porto, Portugal; Gdansk, Poland; Leuven, Belgium; Macau; Suzhou, China; Caen, France and Trondheim, Norway. Sales and marketing offices were located in the USA, Europe and Asia. Qiu Ying's courtesy name (Chinese style name#Zì_(adult name)) was Shifu (实父), and his pseudonym (Chinese style name#Hào_(pseudonym)) was Shizhou (十洲). He was born to a peasant family in Taicang (太仓 - now Jiangsu Province) and studied painting under Zhou Chen in Suzhou. Though Suzhou's Wu School encouraged painting in ink washes, Qiu Ying also painted in the green-and-blue style. He painted with the support of wealthy patrons, creating images of flowers, gardens, religious subjects, and landscapes in the fashions of the Ming Dynasty. He incorporated different techniques into his paintings, and acquired a few wealthy patrons. His talent and versatility allowed him to become regarded as one of the Four Great Masters of the Ming Dynasty. Three of his best patrons were art collectors. One was Chen Guan from Suzhou. The other two were both younger than Qiu: Zhou Fenglai (1523–1555), from nearby Kunshan, and the well-known wealthy collector Xiang Yuanbian, whose home was in Jiaxing in Zhejiang Province. ##Berntsen 's Apostolic Faith church also performed feet washing. However his church later changed to the Church of God (General Conference of the Church of God (Seventh-Day)) and later switched again to the Assembly of God. For twenty days he prayed for the Holy Spirit but did not receive it; after returning to Shandong Zhang continued praying for the Holy Spirit for fifty days. Finally on 21 December of that same year, he entered a church hall one morning in order to pray alone. It was at this time he began experiencing glossolalia, claiming to have been inspired by the Holy Spirit. In 1910 Zhang was baptised in a Suzhou lake by the Apostolic Faith Mission. From that time onward, Zhang resolved to offer himself to the Lord's service. Later that year at Weihsien (Weifang), Zhang established "Jesus' True Church" Chinese pinyin: Yēsū Zhēn Jiàohuì, 耶穌真教會. See Zhang Lingsheng: ''Research Report on the Origins of the True Jesus Church'' ( Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州

architecture school

from the gardens at Suzhou. In 1935 he moved to the United States and enrolled in the University of Pennsylvania's architecture school, but quickly transferred to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He was unhappy with the focus at both schools on Beaux-Arts architecture, and spent his free time researching the emerging architects, especially Le Corbusier. After graduating, he joined the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) and became friends with the Bauhaus


Cities of the Year 100 url http: library weekly aa011201b.htm publisher accessdate 2013-10-20 Since the 10th-century Song Dynasty, it has been an important commercial center of China. During the Ming (Ming Dynasty) and Qing Dynasty, Suzhou was a national economic, cultural and commercial Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州

modern translations

the ''Analects'' meaning "the sage Confucius sighed". He passed only the lowest of the imperial examinations, and never held public office.

single speed

; Shimano and Giant are both in Kunshan. The commonest bikes in China are still heavy and single speed, but a wide range are available, including multi-speed road bikes, mountain bikes with various suspension types, ultra-aerodynamic triathlon bikes and electric scooters. As anywhere in China there are many hole-in-the-wall bike shops, some of them surprisingly good, and most department stores carry bikes at prices from about ¥200 up. In Suzhou, two popular choices for low-to-midrange bikes are: * The French sports store Decathlon has a branch in the SIP (Auchan Shopping Mall 1F, 55 Jinjihu Lu, SIP) with reasonable selection and prices. Staff speak a little English. * The aptly named Taiwanese company Giant has a large store in Suzhou. (1607 Renmin Lu, Pingjiang-qu) Prices are somewhat cheaper than in the west, making them a popular choice. Staff don't speak much English. There are also stores specialising in more upmarket equipment, including Silver Storm (city branch on Shizi Jie, Canglang-qu; SIP Branch on Xinggui Jie, SIP), Specialized Bicycles (Harmony Plaza, Ganjiang Dong Lu, Pingjiang-qu, next to the China Merchants Bank) and Trek Cycles (Xincheng Dasha, Xiandai Dadao, SIP, behind the Starbucks). Eat Suzhou has its own unique, slightly sweet cuisine that tends to have very light and delicate flavors. Locals are very fond of freshwater fish and shellfish. '''Sweets''' made from glutinous rice paste are an old tradition here; these will generally baffle most Western palates, but try them, anyway. A Suzhou specialty popular with many visitors is '''Song Shu Gui Yu''', often rendered in English something like "Squirrel-Shaped Mandarin Fish": the meat of a large fish is delicately cut into strips, breaded in flour, fried, and served covered with pine nuts and a sweet-and-sour sauce. It looks a little like a squirrel's tail...if you've drunk enough of the local rice wine. Budget * Wikipedia:Suzhou commons:苏州


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'''Suzhou''', formerly romanized (Chinese Postal Map Romanization) as '''Soochow''', is a major city in the southeast of Jiangsu Province in Eastern China (East China), adjacent to Shanghai Municipality. It is a major economic centre and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.33 million in its city proper, and a total resident population (as of 2013) of 10.58 million in its administrative area, which incorporates neighboring suburban regions and the satellite cities of Kunshan, Lianyungang, Taicang, and Changshu. This statement is based on data from local government, while a United Nations report below claims its (urban) population is 5.156 million in 2014. Its urban population grew at an unprecedented rate of 6.5% between 2000 and 2014, which is the highest among cities with more than 5 million people.

Founded in 514 BC, Suzhou has over 2,500 years of history, with an abundant display of relics and sites of historical interest. At around 100 AD, during the Eastern Han Dynasty, it became one of the ten largest cities in the world mostly due to emigration from North China. With high per capita incomes, Suzhou's Human Development Index ratings is roughly comparable to a moderately developed country, making it one of the most highly developed and propserous cities on the Chinese mainland.

The city's canals, stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens (Chinese garden) have contributed to its status as one of the top tourist attractions in China. The classical gardens in Suzhou (Classical Gardens in Suzhou) were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. Suzhou is often dubbed the "Venice of the East (List of places called Venice of the East)" or "Venice of China". Visit some of China's best gardens next week without a passport » Arts Entertainment » Andover Townsman, Andover, MA. Retrieved on 2011-08-28. url http: tol travel destinations china article6732037.ece?print yes&randnum 1151003209000 work The Times location London title Suzhou real China outside Shanghai accessdate 2010-05-24 first Annabelle last Thorpe url http: 1988 03 13 travel exploring-twin-cities-by-canal-boat.html?pagewanted all work The New York Times title Exploring Twin Cities By Canal Boat first1 Betty last1 Fussell date 1988-03-13 accessdate 2010-05-24

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