History and Culture

Dutch court to hear Buddha relic case

2017-07-12 08:44:00

Villagers from East China's Fujian Province are likely to retrieve the 1,000-year-old Buddha sculpture they claim contains the corpse of their ancestor, lawyers said, ahead of the first hearing on Friday in the Netherlands. Full Story

Bookstore taps art potential of Gulangyu Island heritage

2017-07-11 16:54:00

"A wormhole connects different time and space," said Su, from the city of Xiamen, eastern China's Fujian Province. "That's exactly what I want to do, connect the island with its beautiful past." Full Story

Meet Gulpiya Jelili: The Xinjiang princess of aerial tightrope walking

2017-07-11 16:31:00

As the brisk sound of fingers plucking the rawap, a traditional Uygur musical instrument, starts to echo across the room, 10-year-old Gulpiya Jelili flexes her foot and begins to dance along an 18-mm-diameter rope suspended in the air. Full Story

Panda twins celebrate first birthday at Chongqing Zoo

2017-07-11 15:57:00

A set of panda twins celebrated their first birthday at a zoo in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality Tuesday. Full Story

Chinese culture highlighted in S California at Bowers Museum

2017-07-11 10:27:00

Bowers Museum in Southern California hosted a special Chinese cultural event on Sunday, attracting local residents and visitors to come and participate. Full Story

50,000 relics unearthed at Yuanmingyuan

2017-07-11 10:09:00

A massive archaeological excavation underway at Beijing's Old Summer Palace, or Yuanmingyuan Park, has uncovered more than 50,000 cultural relics so far. Full Story

A bite of Chinese culture in Portugal: cultural ties blossom

2017-07-11 10:08:00

From Chinese caligraphy, dragon and lion dances, to annual Chinese New Year galas and popular Chinese language courses... for the Portuguese, to have a bite of Chinese culture in home country can never be easier due to increasing cultural exchange events Full Story

Ministry of Culture kicks off Chinese opera training course

2017-07-11 10:00:00

The senior classes for the 1,000 Xiqu Talents Plan kicked off at the National Academy of Chinese Theatre Arts on Sunday, according to a press release from China's Ministry of Culture on Monday. Full Story

Painter gives ancient thangka art a contemporary look

2017-07-11 09:40:00

For thousands of years, thangka paintings-a traditional Tibetan Buddhist art-have been placed at temples. Now, painter Orgyan Chopel is giving this sacred art a contemporary look. Full Story

Global influences earn island place on Cultural Heritage list

2017-07-10 15:19:00

Gulangyu, a small island off the shore of Xiamen, Fujian province, was added to the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage list on Saturday as an early witness to globalization. Full Story