Arts exam 2013: Reaching for the stars

2013-02-27 11:11:46

For aspiring actors and the schools they hope will launch them, spring is a season of infinite hope.

Prepping the wannabes

2013-02-27 09:42:13

It is the busiest week for the makeup artist, who has rented the studio temporarily for the annual arts examination.

Laowai ready to get into the act, too

2013-02-27 09:14:17

The feverish ambitions of young Chinese seeking entry to the prosperous film industry also infects foreigners, especially those with Asian roots.

For many, the pursuit of acting is a family affair

2013-02-27 09:05:35

Twenty-year-old Wang Ziling confidently walked out of the Central Academy of Drama, as a large group of journalists rushed toward her, asking for her feelings about the examination.

Reaching for the stars

2013-02-27 09:02:34

For aspiring actors and the schools they hope will launch them, spring is a season of infinite hope.

A safe home away from home for young aspiring actresses

2013-02-26 14:05:22

The lady, Ma Junzhen, 60, is "granny". For about 15 years, hundreds of aspiring applicants for the Central Academy of Drama have come to stay with her.

It's a fine Life

2013-02-26 10:03:31

Ang Lee's epic Life of Pi was the biggest winner at the 85th Academy Awards, garnering four awards including Best Director.

Ang Lee the quintessential Chinese scholar artist

2013-02-26 09:47:24

Ang Lee's second Academy Award win, in the Best Director category, has cemented his stature as the most celebrated of Chinese-speaking filmmakers.

Fashionistas grab handbags you might live in

2013-02-25 15:18:45

When a fashionable woman strides into the street of big cities in China, it's becoming quite likely that her bag is a small tower, an opera house or a modern office building.

Harmonic convergence, with his lips

2013-02-25 14:54:06

It is the kind of music you are likely to hear as you watch the sheriff's posse settle in for the night, warmed by the glowing embers of a campfire.

Painter's drama born of the desert

2013-02-25 14:26:28

Fathiya Tahiri's family remembers that she was fascinated by shapes, and their potential to be put together or rearranged, as a small child.

Chinese designer aims at int'l market

2013-02-25 14:08:49

Fashion designer Guo Pei has made a name for herself among China's celebrity set, but is now looking for global success. Young designers seek boost abroad