History and Culture

Conference unites Chinese-language programs

2017-11-08 10:11:00

The Confucius Institute (CI) at Alfred University held the first National Conference on K-12 Chinese Immersion Programs on Nov 3 in New York state. Full Story

Archaeologists discover ancient gym in Cairo

2017-11-07 15:21:00

German and Egyptian archaeologists have discovered an ancient gymnasium dating back around 2,300 years at a site in Cairo, the Egyptian Ministry of Antiquities said on Monday. Full Story

Yongzheng period cups may fetch 1.8 million pounds at auction

2017-11-07 14:55:00

A pair of cups dating back to the time of Yongzheng, a Chinese emperor from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) who died in 1735, are estimated to fetch around 1.8 million pounds ($2.4million) when they go up for auction at Sotheby's London. Full Story

Immigration laws reason for the U.S. Chinese restaurant boom

2017-11-07 14:17:00

Americans craving General Tso's chicken or any other Chinese cuisine have more than 40,000 restaurants to choose from to satisfy their taste bud delights. Full Story

Chinese musicians play way to build bridge for East, West cultural exchange

2017-11-07 11:15:00

With the final note ending at the last movement of Johannes Brahms' last symphony, the music worked up to a rousing finale as the audience of more than 2,000 clapped and cheered for minutes in standing ovation at San Francisco's Davies Symphony Hall Sun Full Story

Art markets with potential

2017-11-07 11:03:00

A British art dealer says the audience for contemporary art in China is growing fast, especially in art hubs like Beijing and Shanghai, both of which she feels are "accessible, receptive and open." Full Story

Marriage of styles for first Serrano solo exhibition

2017-11-07 10:51:00

What does the phrase "Made in China" represent? U.S. artist Andres Serrano tries to give an answer with a distinctly red hue in An American Perspective, his first solo show in China, which features his most recent Made in China series. Full Story

Musical about Jews in Shanghai to hit Broadway

2017-11-07 10:50:00

A local produced musical about Jewish refugees in Shanghai before and during World War II is to be staged regularly in New York and Shanghai simultaneously. Full Story

Traditional culture does not include tormenting kids

2017-11-07 10:31:00

Yuzhang school, which described itself as a youngster behavior-correction institution in Nanchang, Jiangxi province, is embroiled in a scandal as some of its previous pupils claimed online that they were illegally beaten and shut in a small, dark room for Full Story

Tribute to an artistic pioneer

2017-11-07 10:22:00

The National Museum of China is holding an exhibition, Infinite Ranges of Mountains, which traces artist Guan Shanyue's evolution from a young talent in the 1930s to being a pathbreaker. Full Story