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Shenyang: a beautiful city full of the charm of culture
source: Shenyang Daily   2018-09-12 17:22

Shenyang is a famous historical and cultural city with long history and full of traditional culture. It's also a beautiful city which presents the elegant demeanor of modern international metropolis. Shenyang has a splendid long history of more than 2300 years. The agriculture civilization of the central plains and sailing and hunting civilization of the nomad integrated here. The colorful, devise and multinational regional culture was cultivated here.

In recent years, Shenyang has been devoting all to create itself a famous international cultural city. Based on "culture+" strategy, Shenyang has created excellent cultural achievements and world-known culture brands one after another. Stage art is active and prosperous in Shenyang. Shengjing Grand Theater---the diamond on the bank of Hunhe River, enlightens the art of Shenyang and becomes the window which can show the outstanding art pieces both at home and from abroad. "Tian Huan" series, the Shenyang acrobatics with infinite charm, has become an international brand and has been awarded major national culture import project in 6 successive years.

Life-giving spring breeze, hidden but influential. Shenyang owns the fame of the chorus base of China and the capital of chorus in North China. Mass culture in Shenyang is with unique feature. Mass chorus has already become the carrier for the constant increase of happiness index of Shenyang people and the harmonious development of the society. China· Shenyang International Chorus Festival has been held for 2 times in two successive years. It has attracted lots of excellent choirs both at home and from abroad to come to Shenyang. It has perfectly played its role as a bridge of friendship.

The long history of Shenyang, urban construction, protection of intangible cultural heritage and business projects complement each other and has gradually forged prehistorical site culture represented by Xinle Historic Site; Qing Dynasty culture represented by "one palace two tombs"; Culture of the Republic of China represented by Commander Zhang's Mansion; Anti-Japanese War culture represented by "9·18" Historical Museum, Shenyang Prisoner-of-war Camp, Shenyang Court for the Judgment of Japanese War Criminals; And industrial culture represented by Industry Museum and Workers' Village in Tiexi District. Besides, Shenyang has achieved significant result in the protection of intangible culture heritage. Shenyang Intangible Cultural Heritage Expo has been held for 5 successive years. This activity has fully represented the unique charm of intangible cultural heritage of Shenyang. Tang style Beijing Opera and Han, Hua, Xiao style Ping Opera have been brought overseas for many times. The world is amazed by the traditional Chinese opera.

Culture industry has become the new engine in the economic development of Shenyang. Based on the abundant industrial culture resource, 1905 Culture Park at Tiexi District, No.11 Yard Art Park at Shenhe District, and Huangchenghli Culture and Innovation Industrial Park were built up in the old factory workshops and old streets. The old workshops which were once full of the loud sound of motor now become the place where the artists can make their artistic creation and the square where Shenyang citizens can experience art life. "Northeast China Cultural Expo"--the major project forged in Shenyang--has been held for 7 times successfully. It has become the bridge for Shenyang to go to the outside world and inviting excellent foreign culture.

The image of a city does not only base on the tall buildings and trade, it also relies on the profound culture and cultural resources. In this new era, Shenyang culture bases on history, represents with its character, forged by its spirit, led by the future, inherits excellent traditional culture, carries forward the culture of revolution, absorbs advanced culture, propagates characterized culture, innovates and develops culture of this new era and comprehensively promotes the prosperous development of all kinds of culture industries. Shenyang culture will provide strong intellectual impetus and powerful cultural support for the overall establishment of a moderately prosperous society, the revitalization of the old industrial base and the construction of a internationalized central city.

Reporter Chen Fengjun

Editor: zfw05