History and Culture

Crossing the border to paint a picture of success

2017-07-26 09:12:00

Mainland auction houses operating in Hong Kong are registering strong performances in the face of tough competition from major international brands, as Chitralekha Basu reports. Full Story

Pompidou to open gallery in Shanghai after decade-long cooperation attempts

2017-07-25 15:41:00

The Pompidou Centre, the world's second biggest collection of modern arts, will open a franchised gallery in Shanghai from 2019 to 2024, marking the highest-standard cultural exchange project between China and France. Full Story

Mandarin craze sweeps Russia

2017-07-25 13:38:00

A latest survey by the Yaroslavl National Normal University has revealed the number of Mandarin learners in Russia has increased more than twice the past decade. Full Story

Hollywood Chinese Theater celebrates 90th anniversary

2017-07-25 11:14:00

As the iconic Chinese Theater in Hollywood celebrates its 90th anniversary this year, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti attended a ceremony Monday to receive the first copy of the TCL Chinese Theater Commemorative Book. Full Story

Porcelain for posterity

2017-07-25 10:20:00

An ongoing exhibition in Beijing showcases the excellence of the 'five great kilns' of imperial China. Full Story

Extreme heat causes shortage of crayfish in China

2017-07-25 09:55:00

For many foodies in China, summer isn’t complete without a cold beer and a hot plate of crayfish. Full Story

Harry Potter series to release two archives of 'magical history' in October

2017-07-24 13:41:00

Proclaimed "the ultimate gift for Harry Potter fans," two new "History of Magic" books are to be published by Bloomsbury, Harry Potter books’ British launcher, this fall. Full Story

Bridegrooms, bamboo and buckets of water

2017-07-24 11:16:00

In some parts of China, it is traditional for bridegrooms to leave their homes and live with their wife's family. Full Story

Artist Colin Chinnery tries to restore the lost audio of old Beijing

2017-07-24 11:01:00

The Shijia Hutong Museum, where the exhibit is located, has a unique connection to Chinnery. The compound used to be the home of late modernist writer Ling Shuhua (1900-1990), Chinnery's maternal grandmother. Full Story

Embracing a traditional life and costumes

2017-07-24 09:28:00

Yao Yao, 27, is a fan of traditional lifestyle. He wears convention-al costumes, practises kung fu and long-standing Chinese arts, and runs a hotel in the mountains that encourages people to live with the nature and tradition. Full Story