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Arts and Crafts

  • Heqiao celebrates its ancient cultural heritage with a folk art festival

    Heqiao sparked a celebration of its long cultural heritage when it kicked off its very first folk art festival last weekend in the ancient town.

    2018-06-12 20:58:211146
  • Restoring Chinese art

    Experts seek to put emphasis on the background stories in the restoration of ancient Chinese art and calligraphy at this year's international forum on art preservation in Beijing.

    2018-06-12 20:56:021240
  • China launches first Traditional Garment Day

    Ancient attire has once again seen a public revival after Chinese authorities launched an unprecedented cultural event on Wednesday. The event was organized to encourage young Chinese of all ethnic groups to wear and take pride in their traditional clothing.

    2018-04-22 16:36:591097
  • Dunhuang relics "return" to China in digital form

    More than 5,300 pieces of Dunhuang manus*ts have been "returned" from France in digital form and are available online, according to the National Library of China.

    2018-03-13 09:27:511231
  • Chinese Mahjong

    No matter when you walk on a city street or come to a country yard in China, you will probably see a few people (usually 3-5 people) gathering to a crowd, playing with some small plastic squares with Chinese characters and simple images on one side. Yes, they are playing Chinese Mahjong.

    2017-12-10 09:18:181222
  • Lucky Numbers in China

    Numbers have always played a significant role in Chinese culture. People in China traditionally associate fortune with lucky numbers. Thus, there came a system of lucky numbers on their own way. It is undeniable that numbers differ from auspicious and ominous. So, Chinese take auspicious numbers into important consideration in daily life

    2017-12-09 16:30:37952
  • Peking Opera gets a new look

    The Shanghai Institute of Visual Art has made 25 animated movies in a Chinese ink style about Peking Opera and hopes to show them in schools.The films were produced over a period of three years and cost more than 10 million yuan ($1.5 million), with funding from Chang'an Animation Co, the institute told a press conference yesterday.

    2017-12-09 16:19:511053
  • The Top Three Lucky Colors in China

    Red represents fire and is the most popular color in China. It is also the national color representing happiness, beauty, vitality, good luck, success and good fortune.

    2017-12-01 22:04:37867
  • A Chime of Bells Dating Back to the Warring States Period

    The chime of bells is a wonderful work of art in Chinese bronze culture and a crystallization of ancient civilization of mankind. Under the ritual and musical institutions in ancient times, this percussion instrument was a symbol of the owner's rank, power and position and transcended all other musical instruments.

    2017-12-01 15:20:25878
  • The Juesheng Si (Temple of Awakening) and Its Historical Vicissitudes

    The Juesheng Si (Temple of Awakening) was built in the northwestern suburbs of Beijing in the 11th year of the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1733). It was located in Zengjiazhuang Village outside Xizhimen (Straight West Gate), one of the gates of the walls surrounding the city of Beijing.

    2017-12-01 15:19:57856

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