Precious photos offer glimpse into old Beijing

2013-06-19 10:28:00

Rarely-seen images of China from over 100 years ago are on display at the Capital Library of China from June 16 to 30.

Famed Buddhist temple going global

2013-06-19 10:17:57

The Shaolin Temple, known as the cradle of Chinese kung fu, is preparing to stage its first cultural festival in the US to expand its global clout.

A glimpse of Thangka paintings on display in Lhasa

2013-06-18 16:38:17

Photo taken on June 13 shows a Thangka painting on display during Tibet's first selection of arts and crafts masters held in the Research Institute of Ethnic and Folk Arts in Lhasa from June 12 to 15.

Memorize the old Beijing with painting brush

2013-06-18 09:30:05

Fucha Danqing came up with the idea of recording the old Beijing with his painting brushes.

Spray with waves

2013-06-18 08:22:37

Singer-turned-artist Ai Jing's installation works, Spray, have been collected by the National Museum of China recently in Beijing.

Grass is greener at home

2013-06-18 02:16:03

Li Congying is a down-to-earth banker and a romantic poet - a rare and seemingly ambivalent combination of two identities.

It took a global village to raise her

2013-06-17 17:51:04

Though artist Patricia Calvo considers herself completely Mexican, she was a product of the global village long before that was a catchphrase.

French actors thrive on the drama of China

2013-06-17 17:24:47

For the Beijing-based French actors Karim Oyarzabal (left) and Lionel Baraban, being able to act onstage again and restart their careers in the Chinese capital is the peak of excitement.

Characters count

2013-06-17 13:20:18

Banners of calligraphy hang all over the airport terminal of Wuhai in the west of Inner Mongolia autonomous region. A gas station on the highway leading to downtown is also decorated with exquisite calligraphic Chinese characters.

A bounty of beautiful brocades

2013-06-17 01:41:26

To enliven the Shu Embroidery, which was included on the list of China's intangible cultural heritage in 2006, Sichuan has set up a base to train people how to embroider in Anjing.

Bronze statue of Bruce Lee in LA

2013-06-17 14:06:31

A 7.6-foot-tall bronze statue of martial arts star Bruce Lee is seen in Los Angeles' Chinatown Sunday, June 16, 2013 in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Art of urbanity

2013-06-17 09:44:54

Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are deservedly known as centers for the arts, but Xiamen is set to gatecrash the show.