The modernism movement nurtured a number of Chinese artists who studied and lived in France in the early 20th century, such as Lin Fengmian and Xu Beihong. Many of them, after returning home, spearheaded the modernization of Chinese art and education and the influence endures to date.
Large-than-life installations of Terracotta Warriors and their horses will light up a public park and a square in Colombia's capital Bogota every night from March 11-27, the seventh time these colorful lanterns will go abroad, and mark the opening of the 2016 China-Latin America and Caribbean Year of Culture Exchanges.
A multimedia show on the life and works of Claude Monet, a Western master of impressionism, will tour four cities in China starting in April, with its debut in Chengdu in Southwest China's Sichuan province, instead of in Beijing or Shanghai, which are typically the priority locations when Western masters are introduced here.
One of four daughters of a civil servant and a teacher, she grew up in 1960s Liverpool. Her grandmother, who left school at age 12 and subsequently raised 14 children, had little social life or time for cultural activities. But unlike women from the older generations, Jude Kelly's passion as a little girl was to gather children in her neighborhood and tell them stories or perform plays with them.
Guilin in southwest China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region is a well-known scenic spot, famous for its picturesque karst landscape and crystal-like Lijiang River.