History and Culture

Old Japanese musical being revived in China with tour

2017-04-24 09:30:00

When Zhao Yongbin began to study musicals as a major at the Beijing-based Central Academy of Drama in 1995, he did not know what musicals were. Full Story

Soulful sissi

2017-04-24 09:24:00

Dance drama about legendary Austrian queen set to launch this year's Meet in Beijing Arts Festival. Full Story

Web novels take readers into a whole new world

2017-04-24 09:11:00

Some stories include hundreds of chapters, and fans are willing to pay for access to these fantastical journeys Full Story

Ancient bamboo slips for calculation enter world records book

2017-04-24 09:09:00

A set of bamboo slips dating back more than 2,300 years were officially recognized Sunday by the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's earliest decimal calculation tool. Full Story

Shanghai marks Reading Day with guideline and stores

2017-04-24 08:39:00

The city marked World Reading Day yesterday by releasing a guideline to support the development of more bookstores. Full Story

Confucius Institute in Madrid celebrates 10th anniversary

2017-04-23 08:44:00

The Confucius Institute in Madrid celebrated its 10th anniversary on Saturday with gala. Full Story

Captive panda mates with wild panda

2017-04-22 10:08:00

Researchers from the China Conservation and Research Centre have recently made a breakthrough, discovering one of their captive female giant pandas has naturally mated with a wild male giant panda. Full Story

UN celebrates Chinese Language Day with calligraphy show, cultural performances

2017-04-21 14:48:00

"If you can speak Chinese and can write Chinese characters, you can get to know China better," Stephen A. Orlins, an expert on U.S.-China Relations, said on Thursday night. Full Story

Bollywood's 'Panda' meets giant pandas in Sichuan

2017-04-21 10:43:00

On Thursday, Aamir Khan, one of India's biggest movie stars, came face to face with giant pandas in southwest China's Sichuan Province. Full Story

Chinese-created drama premiered in Laos

2017-04-21 09:54:00

The first stage of the song and dance drama "Kampha and Ivory Princess", created by a Chinese company Mekong International Co., Ltd, was premiered in Lao capital Vientiane on Wednesday night. Full Story