Exploring the 'Water City' of Suzhou in 1996


Visiting Shanghai in 1996, I looked down from the Oriental Pearl Television Tower to where Suzhou Creek entered the Huangpu River. So many barges were navigating or berthed along this narrow channel.

Exhibition celebrates Suzhou artists from Ming Dynasty on


Six Centuries of Art, an exhibition on now at the National Art Museum of China in Beijing through Sunday, reviews artistic creations since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) of the historic city of Suzhou and its neighboring areas in East China's Jiangsu province.

Int'l students experience charm of Chinese embroidery in Suzhou


More than 20 students from countries including the United States, France, South Korea and Japan, attended an embroidery course conducted by local artist Zhang Lixing to experience the charm of the age-old art.

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