Shortly after the opening of the Hangzhou-based Zhejiang Art Museum in 2009, the staff was contacted by the families of Fu Juanfu (1910-2007) in the United States. They hoped to make a considerable donation to the museum including Fu's artworks and his art collection.[Detail]
The Chinese Peasants and Workers Democratic Party (CPWDP) will propose the inclusion of Tai Chi on the UNESCO World Intangible Cultural Heritage List at the upcoming annual Two Sessions, in an effort to protect and promote the traditional sport.[Detail]
Photo taken on Feb. 27, 2017 shows relics discovered from tombs in Daliang Village, Chengdu, capital of southwest China's Sichuan Province.[Detail]
Renewing the past
It was perhaps a twist of fate. In 1986, when representatives of the Shanghai Drama School came to the metropolis' Qingpu district to recruit new students, Zhang Jun, then age 12, took the exam. His mother had him learn the accordion and the erhu (two-stringed fiddle), so Zhang signed up as an instrument major. [Detail]
A 90-year-old woman in Sanjiang Dong Autonomous County, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region is highly skilled at embroidery, and she generously teaches the handicraft to other women and children in the village.[Detail]
A Scattering Book project swept across big cities in China three months ago with 10,000 books dropped in subways, airplanes and taxis for sharing.[Detail]
Dance drama 'Tales of the Silk Road' wows Frankfurt
Dance drama Tales of the Silk Road was performed in Frankfurt in Germany, on Feb 18, attracting about 2,000 audience numbers.[Detail]
Two Chinese books have been named the most beautiful book designs in the world in Germany recently .[Detail]
How does it feel for a foreigner to become famous in China? The 22-year-old Kazakh singer Dimash Kudaibergenov, who recently shot to fame in the country, may be the best person to provide the answer. [Detail]
Stocking style is back
When the spring/summer 2017 runways said "yes" to pantyhose with open-toed shoes, it was viewed as yet another example of an old-turned-new trend – hosiery is certainly no longer atop most women's wish lists when it comes to fashion. But for much of the 20th century, it was an essential staple of a polished woman's daily wardrobe.[Detail]
British Museum collections bring history of the world to China
How can you explore the world’s history in only 100 cultural objects? The answer can be found at an upcoming exhibition at the National Museum of China in Beijing.[Detail]
TV program 'Readers' rekindles passion for literature across China
Cultural TV programs have experienced a come-back at the start of the Chinese New Year. Two weeks after the conclusion of the hit show Chinese Poetry Competition, a new program, Readers, has become a nationwide sensation. Airing on China Central Television (CCTV) over the weekend, it is sparking fresh enthusiasm for literature in China.[Detail]
A mirror that has been unearthed in a Western Han Dynasty ( 206 BC-AD.[Detail]
Eastern and Western cultures alike have embraced the traditional handheld fan, not only as a temperature-cooling instrument, but also as an accessory that adds a delicate silhouette to a look. [Detail]
A villager carries a lamb and walks on the frozen Puma Yumco Lake, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Feb. 9, 2017. It is the coldest point of the year in Tibet, and time for the annual migration of herds of sheep across an icy lake, a dangerous and exhilarating ancient practice.[Detail]