Music has taken Tan Dun from busking on Manhattan streets to an Academy Award, but his love of traditional Chinese culture, especially gardens and Kunqu Opera, has been constant.
Art and culture events will be held in Shanghai.
The Studio of Glorious Treasures is presenting the solo exhibition of US-based contemporary Chinese ink artist Zhao Zhunwang.
Austrian expressionism artist Werner Berg's more than 70 oil paintings and 16 woodcuts are now on show at the National Art Museum of China.
The world's happiest feet - and the happy people attached to them - are back in China for the latest tour of Riverdance.Crashing through the layers
China Post Group released gold and silver bars on Jan 5 in conjunction with the release of special Chinese zodiac stamps for the Year of the Snake.
Tiger-head shoes, a kind of traditional Chinese shoes made of colourful cotton fabric and thread, are popular for local people who hope their children grow as robust and healthy as tigers in the new year.
"London Collections: Men" is a three-day showcase of men's fashion scheduled a month before London Fashion week.
A visitor views a model of the passenger liner Titanic at a tour exhibition of Titanic artifacts in Shanghai.
In a quiet corner of Beijing, a watch smith works quietly at restoring life to intricate works of art.Wings of aspiration
An exhibition of the works of Zhang Zexun, the fifth-generation descendant of Tianjin-based clay sculpture art Clay Figure Zhang, is opened in south China's Macao, Jan 4, 2013.
Director Lai Shengchuan, director Meng Jinghui and actor Huang Lei attend a press conference of the first Wuzhen Theatre Festival in Beijing.