Pagoda of the Wuyue architectural style.
Pagoda of the Wuyue architectural style.

Canglang Pavilion in Suzhou
No. 4 of Hundred Thousand Scenes by Ren Xiong, a pioneer of the Shanghai School of Chinese art; ca. 1850.
No. 4 of Hundred Thousand Scenes by Ren Xiong, a pioneer of the Shanghai School of Chinese art; ca. 1850.

Wuyue culture (Chinese: 吳越文化) refers to the regional Chinese culture of the Wuyue people, a Han Chinese subgroup that has historically been the dominant demographic in the region of Jiangnan (entirety of the city of Shanghai and the province of Zhejiang, the southern portion of Jiangsu province and the eastern portion of Anhui province). Wuyue culture is characterized as being delicate, graceful and refined, having preserved many unique cultural traditions nonextant in other regions of China.[1]

Language

Main articles: Wu Chinese, Shanghainese, Ningbo dialect, and Wenzhounese

Literature

Main article: Wo Bau-Sae

Main article: Butterfly Lovers

Main article: Legend of the White Snake

Main article: Dream of the Red Chamber

Music

Main article: Jiangnan sizhu

Main article: Suzhou Pingtan

Arts

Main article: Shanghai School

Opera styles

Main article: Kunqu

Main article: Nanxi opera

Main article: Yue opera

Main article: Shanghai opera

Main article: Shuochang

Main article: Wuju

Philosophy and religion

Main article: Wang Yangming

Main article: Tiantai

Heritage sites

Main article: Tianyi Chamber

Main article: The Classical Gardens in Suzhou

Main article: Geyuan Garden

Cultural items

Main article: Suzhou embroidery

Main article: Yunjin

Main article: Yixing ware

Main article: Longquan celadon

Main article: Yue ware

Cuisine

Main article: Shanghai cuisine

Main article: Zhejiang cuisine

Main article: Jiangsu cuisine

Main article: Longjing tea

Main article: Shaoxing wine

Others

Main article: Shikumen

Main article: Hunping

Main article: Qintong Boat Festival

See also

References

  1. ^ 董楚平. (2000). 吴越文化概述. 杭州师范学院学报: 社会科学版, (2), 10-13. (in Chinese)