History and Culture

Designer brings solar calendar to life

2017-04-14 16:39:00

The 24 solar terms, a complementary calendar system invented in ancient China, has been brought to life thanks to a creative designer from Southwest China's Guizhou province. Full Story

Archaeological research concludes in SW China, unveils legendary sunken treasure

2017-04-14 15:35:00

Archeologists found 30,000 items from the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) under the Minjing River in Pengshan, Sichuan Province, according a press conference held in the county on Tuesday for the conclusion of the year long research in the field. Full Story

Dedicated to Dunhuang: A life inspired by ancient art

2017-04-14 13:58:00

Renowned Chinese artist Chang Shana, the designer behind the decorative mural on the ceiling of the banquet hall of Beijing's Great Hall of the People, and her father Chang Shuhong, who was also a famous artist, have dedicated their lives to preserving a Full Story

Rare pair of Qinglong Dynasty vases set to fetch 2m pounds in UK auction

2017-04-14 13:10:00

A rare pair of vases from the Qianlong period (1736-1795) is expected to fetch 2 million pounds ($2.5 million) in the upcoming Christie's Asian Art sale in London. Full Story

Mount Everest Complex

2017-04-14 10:55:00

The altitude of Mount Everest (Mount Qomolangma) is 8844.43 meters. Its height, its magnificence and myths make every mountaineer craves for it. Full Story

The British Library brings valuable rare original manuscripts to China for first time

2017-04-14 09:51:00

The National Library of China announced the details of a new exhibition that will see original manuscripts of iconic works of literature from the collections of the British Library and the NLC displayed side by side in China's capital for the first time. Full Story

Chinese historians create interactive map to show China's poetry history

2017-04-14 09:44:00

A new website which features an interactive map showing where and when famous Chinese poets from the Tang (618-907) and Song (960-1279) dynasties lived has taken the Internet by storm. Full Story

Popular TV series makes original work run out of stock

2017-04-14 09:21:00

The novel behind the popular television drama In the Name of People has sold out in bookstores, both online and hard copies, around the nation. Full Story

Chinese team to shine in int'l firework festival in central Vietnam

2017-04-13 17:03:00

A Chinese team will compete in the Vietnam's central Da Nang International Firework Festival 2017 (DIFF 2017), announced Da Nang Department of Foreign Affairs on Thursday. Full Story

Chinese Bridge language contest held in Cuba to deepen ties

2017-04-13 11:12:00

Cuba hosted a Chinese Bridge language proficiency contest on Wednesday, featuring seven local students of Chinese. Full Story