famous for its charming woodblock prints.
Since the end of Ming
dynasty and in the Qing dynasty, Suzhou Tao-hua-wu wood-cut
was recoqnized as one of China’s excellent works of art. It later had a
great influence upon the Japanese engravings that it was named "the
Suzhou Engraving" by the Japanese engraving historians and has won
After the Culture
Revolution in China, Suzhou engraving maintained the excellent work of
traditional woodblock prints and introducing the contemporary style of
depicting the landscapes of South of the Yangtze River to the world.
This style of prints has gained high reputation both at home and abroad
and were exhibited extensively in England, Canada, Japan, U.S. and
The founding of the Suzhou
Engraving Institute in Suzhou has helped train new artists for the
Chinese art of engraving.