- Yang Xianyi receives Lifetime Achievement Award in Translation
Yang Xianyi, a well-known literary translator and foreign literature expert from China, received a Lifetime Achievement Award in Translation from the Translators Association of China (TAC) on September 17, 2009.
- Asian countries seeking ways for cultural development
The development of Asian culture during the present global downturn is the focus of a ministerial round-table meeting involving 17 countries, a major part of the 11th Asian Arts Festival, which began Tuesday in Ordos of Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
- Lawyers apply for injunction to stop sale of stolen relics
Chinese lawyers have filed a motion to a French court seeking an injunction to stop auction house Christie's putting two bronze relics looted from China under the hammer, lawyers said Friday.
- A sentimental journey
To commemorate the first anniversary of accomplished caricaturist Wang Fuyang's death, a retrospective show is on at the Museum of Beijing Fine Art Academy. The more than 100 exhibited works create a panoramic representation of Wang's distinctive style.
- China and India getting closer, building understanding
The first China-South Asia cultural forum is taking place in Beijing from November 19 to 27.  The forum coincides with the 110th anniversary of the births of Tan Yunshan and Bagchi Prabodh, two scholars who devoted their lives to promoting academic and literary links between India and China.
- 100,000 year old fossil skulls found in Henan
Archaeologists digging in Lingjing, Henan Province, have found a dozen human skulls reckoned to be between 80, 000 and 100,000 years old.
- Artists donate art to help quake victims
More than 100 Chinese calligraphers and painters donated their art works in Beijing yesterday to help victims of the 8.0-magnitude earthquake, which hit southwest China’s Sichuan Province on May 12. Profits from the sales will go to the quake area victims.
- Tibetan vocabulary grows
The Tibetan vocabulary is growing as more modern words find a place in the 1,300-year-old language of the ethnic group that mainly lives on the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau.
- 'Money is just a number'
Zhang Youxu is taking afternoon tea in his living room, where he casually places a finely carved stone (Tianhuang) worth more than 1 million yuan on a DVD player.
- Qingming culture makes a comeback
Qingming Festival falls every year in early April and is not only a day for mourning the dead. It corresponds with the onset of warmer weather, the start of spring plowing, and of family outings. This year China has made the occasion an official holiday, in an attempt to revive the traditions associated with the festival.
- Facing high cost of dying in cities
While many know it is not cheap to live in cities, urbanites are finding it increasingly expensive to die in one as well.
- Stolen Aboriginal art found in Australian bushland
An Aboriginal painting titled "Medicine Story" by Uta Uta Tjangala, one of seven paintings stolen from the Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, is seen in this undated handout photograph obtained April 1, 2008.
- French opera Le Roi d'Ys holds successful rehearsal
After two months of intense preparation, the French opera Le Roi d'Ys successfully finished its first rehearsal at the National Center for the Performing Arts on the afternoon of April 1. Also, 13 tons of water poured onto the stage brought the rehearsal to a climax.
- Foreign language courses in China draw 50 million
China has nearly 50 million people who are learning foreign languages at schools and language institutes, an official of the Ministry of Education (MOE) said.
- Chinese film tour launches in Britain
China Now, Britain's largest ever festival of Chinese culture, has launched the widest ranging tour of Chinese films ever seen in Britain with the first screening Tuesday.
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