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Encyclopedia > Suzhou
Sūzhōu Shì
苏州市
Suzhou skyline
Suzhou skyline
Location in Jiangsu
Country People's Republic of China
County-level divisions 11
Established 514 BC
Government
 - Type Prefecture-level city
 - CPC Suzhou Wang Rong (王荣)
 - Mayor Yan Li (阎立)
Area [1]
 - City 8,488.42 km²  (3,277.4 sq mi)
 - Urban 1,649.72 km² (637 sq mi)
Population (2005-06)
 - City 6,073,000
 - Urban 2,307,500
Time zone Beijing Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 215000
Area code(s) 512
GDP (2006)
 - Total ¥482.02 billion
 - Per capita ¥78,236; ¥10,087
City flower Osmanthus
City tree Camphor laurel
(Cinnamomum camphora)
Regional dialect Wu: Suzhou hua (苏州话)
License plate prefix 苏E
Website: http://www.suzhou.gov.cn/English/index.shtml
Classical Gardens of Suzhou*
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Close up of Zhuozheng Garden in Suzhou.
State Party China
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iii, iv, v
Reference 813
Region Asia-Pacific
Inscription History
Inscription 1997  (21st Session)
Extensions 2000
* Name as inscribed on World Heritage List.
† Region as classified by UNESCO.

Suzhou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Sūzhōu; ancient name: 吳) is a city on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and on the shores of Lake Taihu in the province of Jiangsu, China. The city is renowned for its beautiful stone bridges, pagodas, and meticulously designed gardens, which has become a great tourist attraction. Suzhou has also been an important centre for China's silk industry since the Song Dynasty (960-1279), and continues to hold that prominent position today. It is part of the Yangtze River Delta region. The GDP per capita was ¥66,826 (ca. US$7649) in 2004, ranked no. 5 among 659 Chinese cities. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2272 × 1704 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links ChinaJiangsuSuzhou. ... Jiangsu (Simplified Chinese: 江苏; Traditional Chinese: 江蘇; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chiang-su; Postal System Pinyin: Kiangsu) is a province of the Peoples Republic of China, located along the east coast of the country. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC Events and Trends Establishment of the Roman Republic March 12, 515 BC - Construction is completed on the... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China, ranking below a province and above a county in Chinas administrative structure. ... 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History

Suzhou, the cradle of Wu culture, is one of the oldest towns in the Yangtze Basin. 2500 years ago, local tribes who named themselves "Gou Wu" in the late Shang Dynasty lived in the area which would become Suzhou. Wu (吳) is a region in the Jiangnan area (the south of Yangtze River), surrounding Suzhou, in Jiangsu province and Zhejiang province of China. ... The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or Drichu in Tibetan (Tibetan: འབ; Wylie: bri chu) is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, after the Nile in Africa, and the Amazon in South America. ... Remnants of advanced, stratified societies dating back to the Shang period have been found in the Yellow River Valley. ...


In 514 BC, during the Spring and Autumn Period, King Helu (阖闾) of Wu established "Great City of Helu", the ancient name for Suzhou, as his capital. In 496 BC, Helu was buried in Huqiu (Tiger Hill 虎丘). Centuries: 7th century BC - 6th century BC - 5th century BC Decades: 560s BC - 550s BC - 540s BC - 530s BC - 520s BC - 510s BC - 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC Events and Trends Establishment of the Roman Republic March 12, 515 BC - Construction is completed on the... The Spring and Autumn Period (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) was a period in Chinese history, which roughly corresponds to the first half of the Eastern Zhou dynasty (from the second half of the 8th century BC to the first half of the 5th century). ... King Helü (Simplified Chinese: 阖闾; Traditional Chinese: 闔閭) of the state of Wu(Simplified Chinese: 吴; Traditional Chinese: 吳), a state in ancient China, was initially known as Prince Guang (Chinese: ). He reigned towards the end of the Spring and Autumn Period. ... Wu was a state during the Spring and Autumn Period in China. ... Centuries: 6th century BC - 5th century BC - 4th century BC Decades: 540s BC 530s BC 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC - 490s BC - 480s BC 470s BC 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC Years: 499 BC 498 BC 497 BC - 496 BC - 495 BC 490 BC 489 BC 488 BC... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...

The Humble Administrator's Garden
The Humble Administrator's Garden

In 473 BC, Wu was defeated by Yue, another kingdom to the east that was soon annexed by Chu in 306 BC. The golden era of Suzhou was over. Remnants of this culture include the remainders of the 2,500 year old wall and the gate through it at Pan Gate. Image File history File links Humble_Administrator's_Garden1. ... Image File history File links Humble_Administrator's_Garden1. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 5th century BC - 6th century BC Decades: 520s BC 510s BC 500s BC 490s BC 480s BC - 470s BC - 460s BC 450s BC 440s BC 430s BC 420s BC 478 BC 477 BC 476 BC 475 BC 474 BC 473 BC 472 BC 471 BC 470... Yue was a state in China which existed during the Spring and Autumn Period. ... State of Chu (small seal script, 220 BC) Chu (楚), originally known as Jing (荆) and then Jingchu (荆楚), was an independent state that existed during Chinas Spring and Autumn period and, subsequently, the Warring States period. ... Centuries: 5th century BC - 4th century BC - 3rd century BC Decades: 350s BC 340s BC 330s BC 320s BC 310s BC 300s BC 290s BC 280s BC 270s BC 260s BC 250s BC 311 BC 310 BC 309 BC 308 BC 307 BC 306 BC 305 BC 304 BC 303... Picture of the Land & Water Gate. ...


By the time of the Qin Dynasty, the city was known as Wu County. Xiang Yu (项羽) staged his historical uprising here in 209 BC, which contributed to the overthrow of Qin. Qin empire in 210 BC Capital Xianyang Language(s) Chinese Religion Taoism Government Monarchy History  - Unification of China 221 BC  - Death of Qin Shi Huangdi 210 BC  - Surrender to Liu Bang 206 BC The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Chao) (221 BC - 206 BC) was preceded... Xiang Yu (Traditional Chinese: ; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Hsiang Yü; 232 BC - 202 BC) was a prominent general during the fall of the Qin Dynasty. ... Centuries: 4th century BC - 3rd century BC - 2nd century BC Decades: 250s BC 240s BC 230s BC 220s BC 210s BC - 200s BC - 190s BC 180s BC 170s BC 160s BC 150s BC Years: 214 BC 213 BC 212 BC 211 BC 210 BC - 209 BC - 208 BC 207 BC...


During the Sui Dynasty, the city was renamed Suzhou in 589 AD. The Sui Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; 581-619[1]) followed the Southern and Northern Dynasties and preceded the Tang Dynasty in China. ... Events October 17 - The Adige River overflows its banks, flooding the church of St. ...


When the Grand Canal was completed, Suzhou found itself strategically located on a major trade route. In the course of the history of China, it has been a metropolis of industry and commerce in the south-eastern coast of China. Grand Canal of China The Grand Canal of China (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), also known as the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) is the longest ancient canal or artificial river in the world. ... The history of China is told in traditional historical records that refer as far back as the Three Sovereigns and Five Emperors about 5,000 years ago, supplemented by archaeological records dating to the 16th century BC. China is one of the worlds oldest continuous civilizations. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


During the Tang Dynasty (825 AD), the great poet Bai Juyi (白居易) constructed the Shantang Canal (called "Shantang Street" or 山塘街) to connect the city with Huqiu for the tourists. In 1035 AD, the temple of Confucius was founded by famed poet and writer Fan Zhongyan (范仲淹). It became the venue for imperial civil examinations. For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... This is a Chinese name; the family name is Bai. ... Events Harthacanute becomes king of Denmark. ... Apricot Platform in the Confucian Temple at Qufu. ... Fan Zhongyan (Chinese: 范仲淹) (989 - 1052), was a prominent politician and literary figure in Song dynasty China. ...


In February 1130, the advancing Jin army from the north ransacked and massacred the city. This was followed by the Mongol invasion (1275) and destruction of the royal city (in the centre of the walled city) in the beginning of the Ming Dynasty (1367). Events February 13 - Innocent II is elected pope An antipope schism occurs when Roger II of Sicily supports Anacletus II as pope instead of Innocent II. Innocent flees to France and Anacletus crowns Roger King. ... The Jīn Dynasty (Jurchen: Anchu; Chinese: 金朝; Pinyin: ; 1115-1234), also known as the Jurchen dynasty, was founded by the Wanyan (完顏 Wányán) clan of the Jurchen, the ancestors of the Manchus who established the Qing Dynasty some 500 years later. ... The Mongol Invasion of Russia was an invasion of the medieval state of Kievan Rus by a large army of nomadic Mongols, starting in 1223. ... // April 22 - The first of the Statutes of Westminster are passed by the English parliament, establishing a series of laws in its 51 clauses, including equal treatment of rich and poor, free and fair elections, and definition of bailable and non-bailable offenses. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... Events Battle of Najera, Peter I of Castile restored as King. ...


Thereafter, the city had a more prosperous time. Many of the famous private gardens were constructed by the gentry of the Ming and Qing dynasties. However, the city was to see another disaster in 1860 when Taiping soldiers advanced on and captured the city. In November 1863 the Ever Victorious Army of Charles Gordon recaptured the city from the Taiping forces. For other uses, see Ming. ... The Qing Dynasty (Manchu: daicing gurun; Chinese: 清朝; pinyin: qīng cháo; Wade-Giles: ching chao), sometimes known as the Manchu Dynasty, was founded by the Manchu clan Aisin Gioro, in what is today northeast China expanded into China proper and the surrounding territories of... 1860 is the leap year starting on Sunday. ... Combatants Qing Empire United Kingdom France (United Kingdom and France join the war later) Taiping Heavenly Kingdom Commanders Xianfeng Emperor Tongzhi Emperor Empress Dowager Cixi Charles George Gordon Frederick Townsend Ward Hong Xiuquan Yang Xiuqing Xiao Chaogui Feng Yunshan Wei Changhui Shi Dakai Li Xiucheng Strength 2,000,000-5... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1863 (MDCCCLXIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Saturday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... Charles Chinese Gordon, the most famous commander of the Ever Victorious Army The Ever Victorious Army (Chinese: 常勝軍; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-Sheng Chün) was the name given to an imperial army in late-19th century China. ... Chinese Gordon as Governor of Sudan Major-General Charles George Gordon, CB (28 January 1833 – 26 January 1885), known as Chinese Gordon, Gordon Pasha, and Gordon of Khartoum, was a British army officer and administrator. ...


The next crisis that met the city was the Japanese invasion in 1937. Many gardens were devastated by the end of the war. In the early 1950s, restoration was done on gardens such as Zhuo-Zheng Yuan (Humble Administrator's Garden) and Dong Yuan (East Garden) to bring them back to life. Year 1937 (MCMXXXVII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... The Humble Administrators Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan) is one of four great Chinese gardens, located in Suzhou. ...


In 1981, this ancient city was listed by the State Council as one of the four cities (the other three being Beijing, Hangzhou and Guilin) where the protection of historical and cultural heritage as well as natural scenery should be treated as a priority project. Since then, with suburban economic projects, Suzhou has developed into one of the most prosperous cities in China. Year 1981 (MCMLXXXI) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 Gregorian calendar). ... State Council or National Council is the name of a major governmental body in some countries. ... “Peking” redirects here. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... position of Guilin in Guangxi Guilin in Guangxi Guilin (Chinese: æ¡‚æž—; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Kuei-lin, Postal System Pinyin: Kweilin; Zhuang: Gveilinz) is one of Chinas most picturesque cities, with a population of 670,000, situated in the northeast of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region of the Peoples...


Classical gardens in Suzhou were added to the list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1997 and 2000. It is possible to make a virtual tour at the UNESCO site in panorama through the wonderful Classical Gardens of Suzhou.[1] UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) is a specialized agency of the United Nations established in 1945. ... A UNESCO World Heritage Site is a specific site (such as a forest, mountain, lake, desert, monument, building, complex, or city) that has been nominated and confirmed for inclusion on the list maintained by the international World Heritage Programme administered by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, composed of 21 State... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full 2000 Gregorian calendar). ...


Districts and satellite cities

Because Suzhou is one of the most prosperous cities in China, its development has a direct correlation with the growth of its satellite cities, most notably Kunshan, Taicang, and Zhangjiagang, which form the greater Suzhou region. Suzhou's jurisdictional areas are home to many high-tech development entreprises. For other uses, see Satellite (disambiguation). ... Kunshan ( 昆山; pinyin: KÅ«nshān; Wade-Giles: Kun-shan) is a county-level city in Jiangsu, China. ... Taicang (太仓) is a city in Jiangsu Province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Zhangjiagang (张家港; pinyin: ZhāngjiāgÇŽng; Wade-Giles: Chang-chia-kang) is a county-level city in Jiangsu province, China, under the direct administration of Suzhou City. ...


Suzhou has jurisdiction over (at county level):

District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... // Title China-Singapore Suzhou Industrial Park (中国——新加坡苏州工业园区) Short Form: CS-SIP or SIP Background As Chinas modernization drive gained momentum in the late 1980s, many Chinese delegations visited Singapore, a southeast Asian nation that achieved economic miracle within 30 years of independence. ... Also known as Suzhou New District (SND) Suzhou New & Hi-tech District was certified by StatCouncil of PRC on 18 November 1992 and it was one of the first industrial parks open to APEC economies as well as an export base of national hi-tech products. ... A map of Xiangcheng Xiangcheng (Simplified Chinese: 项城; Traditional Chinese: 項城 Pinyin: Xiàngchéng) is a county-level city in eastern Henan province, Peoples Republic of China. ... A county-level city (县级市 Pinyin: xiànjí shì) is a county-level administrative division of mainland China. ... Changshu (Simplified Chinese: 常熟; Traditional Chinese: 常熟; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chang-shu; lit. ... Taicang (太仓) is a city in Jiangsu Province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Kunshan ( 昆山; pinyin: KÅ«nshān; Wade-Giles: Kun-shan) is a county-level city in Jiangsu, China. ... Wujiang (武将) was a military class in Ancient China. ... Zhangjiagang (张家港; pinyin: ZhāngjiāgÇŽng; Wade-Giles: Chang-chia-kang) is a county-level city in Jiangsu province, China, under the direct administration of Suzhou City. ...

Landmarks

Entrance to Tiger Hill garden in Suzhou
Entrance to Tiger Hill garden in Suzhou
Xuanmiao Guan (Temple of Mystery) in Suzhou
Xuanmiao Guan (Temple of Mystery) in Suzhou
  • Pan Gate is 2,500 years old and was first built by the state of Wu in the Warring States Period. It is renowned for its unique structure as a combined water and land gate.
  • Tiger Hill (Huqiu) [2]
  • Xuanmiao Guan (originally built in 276 AD, rebuilt in 1584)
  • Huqiu Temple (originally built in 327, rebuilt in 1871)
  • Cold Mountain Temple (Hanshan Si) [3] (built in 503, destroyed and rebuilt many times, last reconstruction in 1896)
  • Baodai Bridge (built in 816, rebuilt in 1442)
  • Shantang Canal (built in 825)
  • Yunyan Pagoda (built in 961)
  • Ruiguang Pagoda (built in 1009)
  • Lingering Garden (Liu Yuan) [4] (built in 1525, rebuilt in 1953)
  • Master of the Nets Garden (Wang Shi Yuan) (built in the Song Dynasty)
  • Blue Wave Pavilion (Canglang Ting) [5] (built in 1696)
  • Mountain Villa with Embracing Beauty
  • Lion Grove Garden (built in 1342)
  • Garden of Cultivation
  • The Retreat & Reflection Garden
  • Humble Administrator's Garden (Zhuozheng Yuan) [6] (built in 1513, rebuilt in 1860)
  • Gate of the Orient, the city's tallest building due for completion in 2007
  • Suzhou Museum, the newly built museum by I. M. Pei
  • No.1 Suzhou Silk factory the first silk factory in Suzhou

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 741 KB) Postcard-like view in the gardens of the Hu Qiu Shan (Tiger Hill) (Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Suzhou ... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 741 KB) Postcard-like view in the gardens of the Hu Qiu Shan (Tiger Hill) (Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Suzhou ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3504 × 2336 pixel, file size: 5. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 533 pixelsFull resolution (3504 × 2336 pixel, file size: 5. ... Picture of the Land & Water Gate. ... This article is about the Spring and Autumn state. ... Alternative meaning: Warring States Period (Japan) The Warring States Period (traditional Chinese: 戰國時代, simplified Chinese: 战国时代 pinyin Zhànguó Shídài) takes place from sometime in the 5th century BC to the unification of China by Qin in 221 BC. It is nominally... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... The Huqiu Temple was founded in 327 and was rebuilt in 1871. ... Cold Mountain Temple known as Hanshan Temple has a history of 700 years. ... Precious Belt Bridge. ... One or more images would improve this articles quality. ... In Chinese, master of nets is a respectful way to refer to an experienced fisherman. ... The Humble Administrators Garden (Zhuo Zheng Yuan) is one of four great Chinese gardens, located in Suzhou. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era. ... Logo of Suzhou Museum Garden of Suzhou Museum The Suzhou Museum (Chinese: 苏州博物館) is a museum of ancient Chinese art, ancient Chinese paintings, calligraphies, and hand-made crafts, situated in Suzhou, Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; b. ...

Transportation

The 8 lane cross section of the HuNing Expressway. 显示双向8车道
The 8 lane cross section of the HuNing Expressway. 显示双向8车道

Suzhou is conveniently located on the Jinghu Railway linking Shanghai and Nanjing, the provincial capital, to both of which there is hourly railway service. Suzhou Railway Station is among the busiest passenger stations in China, having 139 trains stopping daily. T-Trains only take 45 minutes to Shanghai and an hour and half to Nanjing. Driving options include the Jiangsu-Shanghai Expressway, the Yangtze Riverine Expressway, the Suzhou-Jiaxin-Hangzhou Expressway. In 2005, the new Suzhou Outer Ring was completed, linking the peripheral county-level cities of Taicang, Kunshan, and Changshu. By water, Suzhou is connected with Zhangjiagang, Luzhi, Liujia and Changshou. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2048 × 1536 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Jinghu Railway is a train line running between Beijing and Shanghai in China. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... “Nanking” redirects here. ... The Yangtze River or Chang Jiang (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ), or Drichu in Tibetan (Tibetan: འབ; Wylie: bri chu) is the longest river in Asia and the third longest in the world, after the Nile in Africa, and the Amazon in South America. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Zhangjiagang (张家港; pinyin: ZhāngjiāgÇŽng; Wade-Giles: Chang-chia-kang) is a county-level city in Jiangsu province, China, under the direct administration of Suzhou City. ... Puli 甫里 was the ancient name of water town 甪直镇 Luzhi township. ... Changshou (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is one of districts in Chongqing, China, located by Yangtze river, ,with a history of several thousands years. ...


Although Wuxi Shuofang Airport and Guangfu United Airlines Airport serve as two municipal airports, and the State Council approved of the construction of an airport exclusively serving Suzhou in 2003, air transportation from Suzhou continues to be at Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport in Shanghai. Wuxi Shuofang Airport is an airport in Wuxi, Jiangsu, China (IATA: WUX, ICAO: ZSWX). ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (IATA: SHA, ICAO: ZSSS) (Simplified Chinese: 上海虹桥国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 上海虹橋國際機場, Pinyin: ShànghÇŽi Hóngqiáo Guójì JÄ«cháng, Translation: Rainbow Bridge International Airport) is one of the two airports in Shanghai, Peoples Republic of China. ... Shanghai Pudong International Airport (IATA: PVG, ICAO: ZSPD) (SSE: 600009) (Simplified Chinese上海浦东国际机场, Traditional Chinese 上海浦東國際機場, pinyin ShànghÇŽi PÇ”dōng Guójì JÄ«cháng) is an airport located in the eastern part of Pudong district of Shanghai, China. ...


Culture

The Yunyan Pagoda, or Huqiu Tower, an inclined tower, built during the latter part of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms era (907-960 AD).
The Yunyan Pagoda, or Huqiu Tower, an inclined tower, built during the latter part of the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms era (907-960 AD).
The Beisi Pagoda of Suzhou, built between 1131 and 1162 during the Song Dynasty (with later renovations), 76 m (243 ft) tall.
The Beisi Pagoda of Suzhou, built between 1131 and 1162 during the Song Dynasty (with later renovations), 76 m (243 ft) tall.

ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x2101, 387 KB) Pagoda Yunyan Ta (Cloud Rock Pagoda), also known as leaning pagoda at the top of the Hu Qiu Shan (Tiger Hill)(Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to... ImageMetadata File history File links Download high resolution version (1357x2101, 387 KB) Pagoda Yunyan Ta (Cloud Rock Pagoda), also known as leaning pagoda at the top of the Hu Qiu Shan (Tiger Hill)(Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to... One or more images would improve this articles quality. ... Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms (Traditional Chinese: 五代十國 Simplified Chinese: 五代十国 Hanyu pinyin: Wǔdàishíguó) (907-960) was a period of political upheaval in China, between the Tang Dynasty and Song Dynasty. ... Events Oleg leads Kievan Rus in a campaign against Constantinople Yelü Abaoji establishes Liao (Khitan) dynasty Births Deaths Categories: 907 ... Events Edgar the Peaceable crowned King of England. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 391 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1938 × 2967 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 391 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (1938 × 2967 pixel, file size: 1. ... The Beisi Pagoda. ... Northern Song in 1111 AD Capital Kaifeng (960–1127) Linan (1127–1276) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy Emperor  - 960-976 Emperor Taizu  - 1126–1127 Emperor Qinzong  - 1127–1162 Emperor Gaozong  - 1278–1279 Emperor Bing History  - Zhao Kuangyin taking over the throne of the Later Zhou... Emperor Xuan-Zong of Tang (left) and his Consort Yang Yuhuan (right) portrayed in a Chinese Opera 19th century Chinese opera Chinese opera costumes Some athletic jump Chinese opera is a popular form of drama in China. ... Kunqu (崑曲; pinyin: KÅ«nqÇ”; Wade-Giles: kun-chü), also known as Kunju, Kun opera or Kunqu Opera, is the oldest extant form of Chinese opera. ... A woman plays the pipa in the New York City Subways Times Square Station, 2004. ... For other uses of this word, see Silk (disambiguation). ... A handicraft shop in Delhi, India Handicraft, also known as craftwork or simply craft, is a type of work where useful and decorative devices are made completely by hand or using only simple tools. ... Suzhou embroidery, also known as Su embroidery, is one of the four traditional Chinese embroidery styles. ... Stone lantern in a Chinese Garden A chōchin invites customers into an okonomiyaki restaurant in Japan A lantern is a portable lighting device used to illuminate broad areas. ... Wall scroll painted by Ma Lin in 1246. ... Contemporary Western Calligraphy. ... Chinese cuisine (Chinese: 中國菜) is widely seen as representing one of the richest and most diverse culinary cuisines and heritages in the world. ... Suzhou embroidery, also known as Su embroidery, is one of the four traditional Chinese embroidery styles. ...

Notable people

Fan Zhongyan (Chinese: 范仲淹) (989 - 1052), was a prominent politician and literary figure in Song dynasty China. ... Yen Chia-kan (嚴家淦, pinyin: Yán Jiāgàn), or Yen Chia-jin (October 23, 1905- December 24, 1993), better known as C. K. Yen, succeeded Chiang Kai-shek as President of the Republic of China (on Taiwan) upon Chiangs death on April 5, 1975. ... Poets who wrote or write much of their poetry in the Chinese language. ... Fan Chengda (1126-1193) was one of the best-known Chinese poets of the twelfth century. ... Feng Menglong (1574-1645) was a Chinese vernacular writer/poet of the late Ming Dynasty. ... Chinese painting is a form of Chinese art. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Wen Zhengming (Wade Giles: Wen Cheng-ming)(文徵明, 1470–1559), leading Ming dynasty painter, calligrapher, and scholar. ... Wen Zhenheng (Chinese: 文震亨 ) (1585-1645 AD) was a Ming dynasty scholar, painter, landscape garden designer, and great grandson of Wen Zhengming, a famous Ming dynasty painter. ... Tsung-Dao Lee (T. D. Lee, 李政道 Pinyin: Lǐ Zhèngdào) (born November 24, 1926) is a Chinese American physicist, well known for parity violation, Lee Model, particle physics, relativistic heavy ion (RHIC) physics, nontopological solitons and soliton stars. ... Chien-Shiung Wu (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Wú Jiànxíong; May 13, 1912–February 16, 1997) was a Chinese American physicist with an expertise in radioactivity. ... Zhang Binglin (章炳麟 Pinyin: Zhāng Bǐnglín) (December 25, 1868 - June 14, 1936) was a Chinese linguist, specializing in phonology and classics, who laid out the basis for Zhuyin. ... Huston Cummings Smith (born May 31, 1919) is among the preeminent religious studies scholars in the United States. ... Ieoh Ming Pei (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; b. ...

Quotes

"A very great and noble city... It has 1600 stone bridges under which a galley may pass." - Marco Polo
"Capital of Silk", "Land of Abundance", "Gusu city", "Cradle of the Wu Culture", and "World of Gardens", "Oriental Venice or Venice of the East"(because of its numerous canals like Venice in Italy)- nicknames of Suzhou
"Paradise above, Suzhou and Hangzhou below." - Chinese saying
"Born in Suzhou, live in Hangzhou, eat in Guangzhou, and die in Liuzhou." - Chinese saying.
This saying is also heard as "Marry in Suzhou..." because it is said that Suzhou is the birthplace and home of the most beautiful people in China.
美不美 太 親不親 故郷 "Beautiful or not beautiful, nothing is more beautiful than the waters of Taihu. Related or not related, we are all the people of the same village." - Chinese saying

Marco Polo (September 15, 1254 – January 8, 1324) was a Venetian trader and explorer who gained fame for his worldwide travels, recorded in the book Il Milione (The Million or The Travels of Marco Polo). ... This article is about the Spring and Autumn state. ... For other uses, see Venice (disambiguation). ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ...   (Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Postal map spelling: Hangchow) is a sub-provincial city located in the Yangtze River Delta in the Peoples Republic of China, and the capital of Zhejiang province. ... Guangzhou is the capital and the sub-provincial city of Guangdong Province in the southern part of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Liuzhou (Chinese: 柳州; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Liuchow) is a prefecture-level city in north-central Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, in southern China. ... Taihu (太湖; pinyin: tài hú lit. ...

Education

A exhibition of Bonsai/Penjing in one of the gardens in Suzhou.
A exhibition of Bonsai/Penjing in one of the gardens in Suzhou.

Public institutions having full-time Bachelor's degree programs include: Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 798 KB) Bonsai forest at the gardens of pagoda Yunyan Ta (Cloud Rock Pagoda), also known as leaning pagoda (Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Suzhou Metadata... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (2288x1520, 798 KB) Bonsai forest at the gardens of pagoda Yunyan Ta (Cloud Rock Pagoda), also known as leaning pagoda (Suzhou, China) Author: Miguel A. Monjas Date: 07/27, 2005 File links The following pages link to this file: Suzhou Metadata... For other uses, see Bonsai (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... A bachelors degree is usually an undergraduate academic degree awarded for a course or major that generally lasts for three, four, or in some cases and countries, five or six years. ...

  • Suzhou University, also named Soochow University (苏州大学)
  • University of Science and Technology of Suzhou (苏州科技学院)
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (西安交通利物浦大学)

Postgraduate Institution Soochow University refers to two separate institutions for higher learning: one located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China and the other in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. ... Soochow University refers to two distinct institutions for higher learning: one located in Suzhou, Jiangsu, Peoples Republic of China and the other in Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China. ... Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University (西交利物浦大学, XTJLU) is an independent university based in Suzhou, China, resulting from a partnership between the universities of Liverpool and Xi’an Jiaotong. ...

University Cultural Centre The National University of Singapore (Abbreviation: NUS; Simplified Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Abbreviated 国大; Malay: Universiti Nasional Singapura; Tamil: சிங்கப்பூர் தேசிய பல்கலைக்கழகம்; Indonesian: Universitas Nasional Singapura) is Singapores oldest university. ...

Sister cities

Suzhou (including 7 districts and 5 county-level cities under Suzhou's jurisdiction) has more than 50 sister cities, twin towns and provinces: This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ... This article is about partnerships between towns distant from each other; see Twin cities for the different concept of physically neighbouring cities. ...

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Flag of Japan Ikeda, Osaka, Japan
Flag of Japan Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
Flag of the United States Portland, Oregon, USA
Flag of Romania Tulcea County, Romania
Flag of South Korea Chonju, Republic of Korea
Flag of Japan Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan
Flag of Latvia Riga, Latvia
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Flag of France Grenoble, France
Flag of the Netherlands Nijmegen, Netherlands
Flag of Japan Higashimurayama, Tokyo, Japan
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Flag of New Zealand Taupo, New Zealand
Flag of Japan Nabari, Mie, Japan
Flag of Brazil Porto Alegre, Brazil
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Flag of Finland Riihimäki, Finland
Flag of South Korea Taebaek, Republic of Korea
Flag of Poland Nowy Sącz, Poland
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Flag of Ukraine Zaporizhia, Ukraine
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Flag of Argentina Santiago del Estero Province, Argentina
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Flag of South Korea Yongju, Republic of Korea
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Flag of Germany Riesa, Germany
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Flag of Japan Hirokawa, Fukuoka, Japan
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Flag of Japan Eiheiji, Fukui, Japan
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Flag of Japan Tottori, Tottori, Japan
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Flag of Japan Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
Flag of France Bourgoin-Jallieu, France
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See also

Adjectives: Martian Atmosphere Surface pressure: 0. ... This article is about the Spring and Autumn state. ... Old Town and Canal Wuxi (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; former spellings: Wu-hsi, Wuhsi, or Wusih; lit. ... Puli 甫里 was the ancient name of water town 甪直镇 Luzhi township. ... The Precious Belt Bridge (Chinese: 宝带桥; pinyin: ) is a Tang Dynasty arch bridge located near the city of Suzhou, Jiangsu Province, China. ...

References

  1. ^ Table showing land area and population. Suzhou People's Government (2003). Retrieved on 2007-09-07.

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Prefecture-level divisions of Jiangsu
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