Exhibition provides insights into former Indian rulers' lives

2013-06-14 07:41:21

For the first time, mysterious Indian rulers and royal life are unveiled in front of Chinese audiences at the Palace Museum - better known as the Forbidden City, igniting sparks from the cultural collision between the two ancient civilizations.

Hutong life inspires French artist

2013-06-13 16:09:00

An art exhibition currently underway at Yishu 8 by young French painter July Ancel, was inspired by Beijing’s hutongs during her three-month visit in China.

Craftsmen attempt to keep traditional techniques alive

2013-06-13 10:23:57

The fire in a kiln of Yingjing county burns up to 1,500 degrees, flames blazing. Inside are rows of pots made of a special kind of clay found only here.

Going back to root causes

2013-06-13 10:02:45

When disaster strikes, some things must be put on hold. In Sichuan, the recent earthquake shattered many lives, and also damaged a time-honored craft. Lives on pause

Art at your fingertips in museums

2013-06-11 08:28:47

A mobile phone and an app will allow visitors to see famous works in a new modern light. Liu Xiangrui reports.

Portrait of the artist

2013-06-09 10:11:54

Born in Jishan county, Shanxi province in 1913, Yao Dianzhong is a famous scholar, calligrapher and educator.

Still strong at 100

2013-06-09 05:49:20

An old Chinese adage says that the style is the man - a man's handwriting is a window into his personality and character.

Painter Li Xiaoke finds spiritual home in Tibet

2013-06-08 15:09:09

For Chinese painter Li Xiaoke, Tibet is more than a vast land with amazing natural beauty. It is essentially the spiritual home of his art creation.

Beijing Opera showcased in Shanghai

2013-06-09 09:58:02

Performers showcase the beauty of Beijing Opera during a media preview at the textile museum in Shanghai on June 8, 2013.

The eternal truths of art are on show

2013-06-09 09:11:53

Exhibition Truth, Beauty, Freedom and Money: Art after Social Media Era features many projects that were commissioned especially for the show.

Beijing Opera performance to make Tunisian debut

2013-06-08 15:17:22

The Beijing Opera will be performed for the first time in Tunisia, official TAP press agency reported on Friday.

Imperial cabinet sets record at spring auction

2013-06-08 13:43:10

A rare wooden cabinet that was part of the Chinese imperial collection has sold for over 90 million yuan at an auction in Beijing. The sale sets a new record for Chinese furniture.