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Su Shi 2017-05-11
Su Shi, also known as Su Dongpo, is a great gifted scholar of the Northern Song Dynasty (960-1127), who had made great achievements in multiple areas, such as poem composing, writing, calligraphy, painting and politics etc. Since he started his official career at the age of 26, he had undergone a lot of hardship in his political life and been demoted for many times to a dozen of places. Nevertheless, he was still being positive and endeavored to offer the best to his people everywhere he went, in the meantime, left behind numerous literature works still being admired by many even today.

He had been the official of Hangzhou for two times. In his first term, from 1071 to 1074, he served as the assistant officer of Zhizhou (知州: the governor of a state) at 36 and in the second term from 1089 to 1091, as the governor of Hangzhou. During his terms, he had made great contributions to Hangzhou and the most well-known one is the dredging of West Lake and the building of Su Causeway, which was named after him later, from the silt from West Lake. He had enjoyed his time among the mountains and waters of Hangzhou and had become an indispensable part of Hangzhou’s culture which is now shining brightly.

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Lotus Flowers – Breezing Us Through History2017-06-27
West Lake, a pearl in Hangzhou’s heavenly earth, features different scenes in different seasons and in summer, the best scene to sprout out is that of the lotus flower. When the time comes, a stretch of lotus flowers can be seen lining the lakes borders and as they sway in the breeze they add cool and charm to the city’s most sweltering summer days.
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Hangzhou’s 20 Must-dos this Summer…2017-06-26
Your summer won’t be complete until you have accomplished the following things, all recommended by Hangzhou natives.
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