Yangzhou University

Yangzhou City, China - Yangzhou University Located City


Geographical Location: Yangzhou is located in the middle of Jiangsu Province and a place where the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal converge. It is within “the Yangtze Delta Region”, the most dynamic economic circle in China, and is an important port city prosperous with industries and trade in the Yangtze Delta Region.

Administrative structure: Yangzhou currently has three districts (Guangling, Weiyang and Hanjiang) and three country-level sub-cities (Gaoyou, Jiangdu and Yizheng) and one country (Baoying) under its jurisdiction, covering a total area of 6634km2 with a population of 4.6 million. The city proper covers a total area of 1100km2 and has a permanent population of 1.38 million.

Topography and climate: Being in the subtropical humid climate, Yangzhou has four distinct seasons with mild air temperatures. The topography is characterized with the alluvial plain of the Yangtze Delta, which is flat and smooth with over 90% being plain. Within the area, there is a dense network of rivers and lakes and a beach line of 80km alone the Yangtze River. The section of the River is broad and deep; and the beach line runs steady. Yangzhou boasts rich resources, and is abundant in the production of foods, cotton, edible oil and aquatic products. It also boasts mineral resources such as oil, natural gas, underground hot spring and ores.

History and Culture: With a long history and rich cultural background, Yangzhou is listed among the first cities of long history and rich cultural heritages. Since 486BC when the King of the State Wu ordered the construction of Hangou River and Hancheng City, Yangzhou, as a city, as experienced a history of almost 2500 years. In the long process, Yangzhou has experienced splendid prosperity in the East and West Han Dynasties, the Sui Dynasty and the Tang Dynasty and during the reign of the Emperors Kangxi and Qianlong in the Qing Dynasty, leaving the footprints of a large number of well-known poets and scholars such as Libai, Du Mu, Bai Juyi, Ou Yangxiu, Su Shi, Zhen Banqiao and Zhu Ziqing and boasting over 340 historic sites and relics, which are under protection. Yangzhou are unique and colorful in its cultural characteristics, boasting Yangzhou School of Learning, the Eight Eccentrics, Yangzhou Opera, Yangzhou art crafts, the potted scenery of Yangzhou style, the flat engraving typography, Huaiyang cuisine, etc. Yangzhou opera and story telling, the singing in Yangzhou style, the paper cutting, the lacquer wares, the jade wares and the flat engraving typography have been listed as the first intangible cultural heritages. The Slender West Lake Park and Yangzhou’s Ancient city area have been listed as candidates of China’s world cultural heritages.

Living Environment: Yangzhou has been appraised as “National Hygienic City”, “National Model City for Environment Protection”, “National Garden City” and “National Advanced City for the Progress of Science & Technology”, and has won the “China Habitat Environment Prize” and “the UN Habitat Scroll of Honor Award”. With the outlook of the city changing quickly, Yangzhou has developed its style of city outlook characterized with the city encircled with green willows and a perfect integration between the city and gardens. Yangzhou is developed in education, and has popularized the 9-year compulsory education. The enrollment rate for senior high schools of the city has reacted 99.8%, and that of the colleges and universities 90%. Yangzhou University is the only key comprehensive university of the provincial level in the middle of Jiangsu. Yangzhou High School, with a history of over a hundred years, is well known all over the country. Yangzhou boasts nice public security, and has been appraised as an advanced city for its excellent public security control. Yangzhou boasts well-developed medical facilities, having 5 hospitals of the highest class in the country.

Population: 4.6 million

Temperature: average 16 ℃(60.8℉)