History and Culture

Similarities between China and India help propel 'Dangal' to box-office success in the mainland

2017-05-26 09:54:00

There is no better word than "unbelievable" to describe Indian sports film Dangal's huge box-office achievement in the Chinese mainland. Full Story

China to build museum on ruins of ancient capital

2017-05-26 09:38:00

Construction of a museum built on the ruins of the capital of the Xia Dynasty (2100 - 1600 B.C.), China's earliest dynasty, will start in June, the State Administration of Cultural Heritage announced Thursday. Full Story

Chinese chairs: Sitting in comfort

2017-05-26 08:47:00

Traditional Chinese chairs are admittedly beautiful, but are they comfortable to sit in, and how can they fit in a modern home? These are questions that modern Chinese designers have been grappling with. Full Story

Poetry in motion

2017-05-25 15:41:00

Contemporary American dancer-choreographer Carolyn Carlson will premiere her work Seed (Back to the Land) in China on Saturday at the ongoing 17th Meet in Beijing Arts Festival, a major annual cultural event in the capital. Full Story

Hit musical Wicked casts a spell on Beijing

2017-05-25 10:20:00

Acclaimed as “one of the greatest musicals of all time” and “Broadway’s biggest blockbuster”, the musical Wicked is currently wowing Chinese audiences in Beijing. Full Story

Imperial doctor's manuscript sheds light into 'secret' prescriptions

2017-05-25 10:17:00

Manuscripts by an imperial doctor named Wang Bichang from China’s Qing Dynasty were unearthed recently, listing out 540 different kinds of "secret" prescriptions. Full Story

The master craftsman who can make a pen sing

2017-05-25 09:36:00

In the summer of 1987, Liu Genmin, who was then about 20, graduated from a technical school and entered the Shanghai Hero Pen Factory. He didn’t expect to work for 30 years at the factory’s pen nib workshop. Full Story

Britain's Salford aims to be new base for Chinese contemporary art

2017-05-25 09:32:00

Salford, the city straddling Manchester, is celebrated as the home of the English painter L S Lowry. Full Story

Loudspeakers blast out nostalgia in rural China

2017-05-24 17:14:00

Loudspeakers are making a comeback in villages as China's rural population continues to age. Full Story

Prehistoric cliff painting found in Inner Mongolia

2017-05-24 17:08:00

Archeologists in north China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region recently found cave painting of human hand prints that they estimate to date back to the Paleolithic Era. Full Story