History and Culture

Guizhou club gives Chinese opera fans a platform to perform

2017-09-11 10:15:00

A club in Guiyang, capital of Guizhou province, provides the public with a stage to perform Chinese opera and display the essence of the country's culture. Full Story

Benin superstar building bridges between China and Africa

2017-09-11 08:49:00

He has a Chinese name, Mao Lyuke, which is famous in Changsha. His star rose when the entertainment industry gave him a chance to showcase his talents on TV. Full Story

Western Qing Tombs, a quiet place to pay tribute to history

2017-09-09 16:49:00

The building of the Western Qing Tombs opened in 1730, and features the most complete preserved ancient royal mausoleums in China. It is the burial site of more than 80 people, including the Yongzheng Emperor, the Jiaqing Emperor, the Daoguang Emperor and Full Story

The web we weave

2017-09-08 10:06:00

A large space in a three-storey red-brick building, located in southeast Berlin near the river Spree, is home to nearly 100 spiders. Full Story

New book introduces ancient Chinese musical notation

2017-09-08 09:53:00

Many traditional opera forms that are hundreds of years old are still quite popular today. But how did ancient musicians manage to record their music before the modern methods of numbered notation or Western notation were introduced to China? Full Story

Remembering an icon of change

2017-09-08 09:52:00

Hu Die (1908-89), hailed as China's Greta Garbo, was among China's top film stars in the 1920s and '30s because of her elegance and natural acting style. And she embodied a transformation in the mentality of Chinese women. Full Story

Documentary recalls unforgettable trauma of 'comfort women'

2017-09-07 15:16:00

The documentary "Twenty two" has produced box office earnings of tens of millions of yuan since its low-key premiere on August 14, 2017. Full Story

China speeds up underground survey of Xiongan New Area

2017-09-07 14:32:00

Chinese archeologists will finish their work in the 100 square km initial development zone of the Xiongan New Area by April 2018, Hebei provincial cultural heritage authority said Thursday. Full Story

Neiliansheng, the heritage crafts of a century old fashion

2017-09-07 13:33:00

Neiliansheng, a Beijing-based shoe company, stands out for its century old crafts and cultural inheritance. In 2008, crafts of Neiliansheng melaleuca shoes were inscribed into China's national intangible cultural heritage list. Full Story

Huo Yuanjia descendant aims to popularize martial arts

2017-09-06 14:47:00

For some athletes at the National Games, winning gold is not their only purpose. Chinese martial artist Huo Jinghong is hoping to use the Games to promote her family's martial arts to the world's most populous nation. Full Story