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Centuries-old pingshu back in spotlight
The centuries-old art form of pingshu, or storytelling, is making a welcome return to television after a long hiatus.
Hutong, Beijing's living icon
In early winter in China's capital, you can still catch neighbors chatting to each other in their Beijing dialect along the city's hutong, or traditional alleys.
Newsstands: an irreversible decline?
As the popularity of digital devices transforms the reading habits of Chinese people, the struggle of print media filters all the way from the shiny headquarters of once-dominant news organizations to non-descript newsstands tucked away on street corners.
Hainan delivers cultural vitality through pottery
Hainan, a province famous for its tropical scenery and tourism, actually possesses a vast reservoir of crafts and folk arts. Now, it is striving to tap its cultural vitality through pottery.
US art historian in love with Dunhuang
The 74-year-old US art historian Mimi Gates has passionately participated in the conservation of the Dunhuang relics for years.
Perfecting the art of murder
After the success of "Dunkirk," Kenneth Branagh returns to Chinese cinemas with a remake of an Agatha Christie classic.
24 Solar Terms: The Beginning of Winter
The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. The Beginning of Winter, the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov. 7.
Golf: China's ancient game?
The old imperial paintings show clubs bearing a striking similarity to modern golf equipment – long, narrow shafts with distinct heads for striking the ball.
Berlin Philharmonic returns to Shanghai with sellout shows
All the tickets for the two upcoming Berlin Philharmonic concerts in Shanghai sold out within 26 hours on Sept 17 and 18, a record for a live performance.
Suzhou ballet troupe takes to Europe
In 2007, ballerina Li Ying decided to retire at the age of 38. It was a tough decision because she had foot surgeries twice already and had been forced to endure the pain of recovery while dancing.
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