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The Rebirth of an Ancient Craft

THE art of printing has always helped steer the direction of the development of civilizations through creating conditions

14:51, 08-15, 2019
Silk Flowers,Beijing Style

THE Beijing silk flower evolved from a time-honored craft to make floral hair pins with fine textiles. In ancient times when the Spring Festival approached

10:59, 06-19, 2019
The Complex Beauty of Chinese Filigree Inlay Art

IN Chinese costume dramas, imperial concubines are always seen wearing delicate decorations on the head

08:35, 05-06, 2019
The Evolving Art of Paper Making over Millennia

PAPER plays a key role in the inheritance of culture and social progress. Paper making is one of China’s greatest inventions

11:07, 11-02, 2018
Repairing Timepieces at the Palace Museum

THE Palace Museum (or the Forbidden City) was the imperial palace during China’s Ming and Qing dynasties

11:02, 10-12, 2018
Piecing Together History

A crucial reason that traditions and cultures can be passed down from generation to generation is because tangible cultural

16:42, 08-30, 2018
Jizhou Ware, Joyous, Jaunty, and Folksy

CHINESE people love tea and as such, have a developed tea culture that puts a great emphasis on teaware.

13:59, 07-10, 2018
The Story of Chinese Fans

THERE are many anecdotes and tales about Chinese fans in historical records, novels, and legends.

10:26, 06-06, 2018
Ding Ware, as White as Snow and as Lustrous as Jade

DATING back to the Tang Dynasty (618-907) and peaking in the Northern Song (960-1127) and Jin (1115-1234) periods, Ding ware is famed for its thin clay body, pure white glaze

14:03, 05-15, 2018
Oil-Paper Umbrella: Artwork and Accessory

ALONE holding an oil-paper umbrella, I wander along a long and solitary lane in the rain. Hoping to encounter a girl like a bouquet of lilacs, gnawed by anxiety and resentment,” quoted from A Lane in the Rain by Dai Wangshu, a famous Chinese poet in the 20th century.

13:44, 05-15, 2018
Festival to Celebrate a Bumper Crop

It is a thanksgiving for the Tu people, which happens after the autumn harvest, and is full of entertainment and folk dancing.

15:39, 02-05, 2018
The 60th Birthday Celebration: Respect for Seniors

Since ancient times, the Korean ethnic minority has always had great respect for the elderly, both within their family and in their social circle. The 60th birthday is celebrated ceremoniously, and the banquet is a big event for the whole community.

15:35, 02-05, 2018
Pan Wang Festival of the Yao Ethnic Group

THE Yao people are one of China’s oldest ethnic groups. They live mainly in 130-plus counties across southern China, including Hunan, Guangdong, Yunnan, and Jiangxi provinces. The largest population is concentrated in the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

15:30, 02-05, 2018
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