There will be many activities going on at Confucius Temple from April to October every year. Activities include night market, lanterns & lights exhibition, singing & dancing performance, handicraft-making & exotic local snacks.
In addition, every 1st to 15th of the chinese lunar new year, there will be lantern festival & mock-up chinese examination.
The Fuzi Miao area's pedestian walkways begins south of Jiangkang Lu. There is also a kind of harbour from where you can pick up canal leisure boats that trundle south to Zhonghua Men. From that area you can visit a lot of interesting places like the "Temple of Confucius", the "Taiping Heavenly Kingdom History Museum", a small park called "Bailuzhou" or "Jiangnan" (in ancient China the officials had there exams there)
China National Bamboo Research Center 2001 TCDC Co
China is the country with the biggest bamboo area in the world (7 million square km, of world's 22 million square km). More than 500 species. Since the first Han chinese started their Qin empire, bamboo was used for shelter, food, paper, clothing, weapon, armory, crafts, etc...
There is no way one could express the total role of bamboo in Chinese culture. Painters see their beauty, poets hear their sound, sculptures are made with rhyzomes, beautifull statues made with bamboo weaving.
I am a designer, and specialized in bamboo. I went to China to attend to the TCDC Training Course on Bamboo Technology, given by the China National Bamboo Research Center, sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Trade.
The Research Center is in the city of Hangzhou, in the Zhejiang province, close to Nanjing. We spent a month and a half there.