History and Culture

Chinese flashmob preludes Chinese New Year celebrations in Argentina

2018-02-09 15:41:00

Visiting Chinese artists on Thursday staged a flashmob performance at the center of the Argentine capital as a warm up celebration for the upcoming Chinese lunar new year. Full Story

CCTV and Baidu launch AI to write Spring Festival couplets

2018-02-09 13:44:00

In celebration of the upcoming Spring Festival, China Central Television (CCTV) has teamed up with Chinese Internet giant Baidu to launch an online system that can automatically compose couplets. Full Story

Confucius Institute shows Chinese New Year preparations, celebrations to Cambodian student

2018-02-09 11:05:00

The Confucius Institute of the Royal Academy of Cambodia (CIRAC) on Thursday introduced the preparations and celebrations of Chinese New Year, or Spring Festival, to Cambodian students. Full Story

Terracotta warriors cross ocean, march on Liverpool to launch 'golden era'

2018-02-09 10:55:00

China's First Emperor and the Terracotta Warriors exhibition opens at the World Museum in Liverpool on Friday. Full Story

China Internet giant Baidu to help Spanish museums go digital

2018-02-09 10:28:00

Tourists from around the world flock to Spain for its architectural treasures and masterpiece artworks. Full Story

Auction hero in art world

2018-02-09 10:13:00

A legend in the art world, Robert Chang's new biography charts his rise from Hong Kong street-sleeper to leading international dealer in Chinese antiquities. Full Story

The 'Erhu' capital of China

2018-02-09 09:48:00

Wuxi is one of the art and cultural centers in China's Jiangnan region (the area south of the Yangtze River). So, it comes as little surprise that Wuxi's most famous product-the erhu (a two-stringed bowed instrument)-is related to the field music. Full Story

The myths that shaped China

2018-02-09 09:37:00

Myths helped explain the world for ancient humans. Most ancient civilizations enjoyed their own versions of how the world began and how people first inhabited it, so did the Chinese. Full Story

Chinese celebrate kitchen god festival

2018-02-09 09:33:00

Chinese this week celebrated the kitchen god festival, which falls one week before the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival. Full Story

Unique New Year prints show daily life in the early 1900s

2018-02-09 09:17:00

For the most important festival of the year, the Chinese deck their halls and houses with colorful decorations that feature mythological gods, chubby children, bucolic scenes and auspicious symbols. Full Story