General Info


About Hangzhou

Hangzhou has long been associated as one of the most important cities associated with the production and retail of silk. As the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China, it is an area of many beautiful and natural attractions, including the prominent freshwater West Lake, which has reached new levels of beautification by the local government over the recent years. Throughout the past and into the present, the lake has influenced many poets and painters over many centuries for its historical relics and natural scenery. Temples, pagodas, gardens, and artificial islands can be seen in the surrounding land. The regional dialect is Hangzhou dialect (杭州话) but most people will understand Pǔtōnghuà  普通話 or Mandarin. More about Hangzhou

China National Silk Museum 中国丝绸博物馆 is located south of West Lake, 73-1 Yuhuangshan Road.


PRE Conference Tours: October 25th-30th
MAIN Symposium: October 31st – November 4th, 2014
Registration (Hillview, Emporer and Nanshan Hotels): Thursday October 30th
POST Conference Tours: Wenzhou Tour: 5th-6th; Xinjiang Tour 6th(Depart to Urumuqi) – 13th (Arrive in Shanghai)


Registration Package for Main Program includes: access to all presentations and lectures in the Plenary Session and Concurrent Sessions, Demonstrations, informal Performances; all Exhibitions and Openings, Craft Market, as well as coffee & tea breaks, and various lunches.

General Admission: $380USD; Friends of 9ISS: $200USD; Presenters & Exhibition Artists: $190USD; Students: $100USD

Workshops, Seminars, Craft Market Table, Pre/Post-Tours are registered separately.


China National Silk Museum and West Lake Hillview International Hotel. See MAP for locations of venues and accommodations.

When to Arrive

For Main Symposium: Thursday, October 30th, 2014 ( Registration is October 31st)

For Pre-Tour in Shanghai: Friday, October 24th, 2014 / *Please note that Jin Ze Arts Centre is not in Shanghai but outside in Qingpu District. Transportation by car takes approx. 1 hour. Transportation is TBD.

For Post Tour in Xinjiang: TBD


For a list of hotels and room blocks, go to the TRAVEL page

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