Heritage on the verge of extinction

2012-08-15 09:47:47

When a place in China is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is normally associated with money making. But Nanxijiang is an exception.

Turning the page

2012-08-15 09:40:04

Zeya mountain area has a 1,000-year-old tradition of bamboo papermaking. Zhang Zixuan visits 'Paper Mountain' to learn how it is made.

Captivating characters

2012-08-14 10:25:03

Hailed as one of China's best children's picture book creators, Xiong Liang says every time he hosts a reading club, it goes on for longer than he expects.

The art of China watching

2012-08-14 09:11:08

He has spent the better part of his 20s in China, studying, observing and writing about what he sees. Now, Kato Yoshikazu is leaving and wants to share his thoughts.

Olympians are forever

2012-08-12 09:08:31

The story of Eric Liddell is celebrated in the film Chariots of Fire and in a new book on the athlete by a resident of Tianjin who knew him well.

Smart, Young rockers are electrifying

2012-08-10 10:36:27

More than 300 children from all over China gather at a weeklong camp, to play electronic instruments. Chen Nan listens in.

Essential elements

2012-08-10 09:31:27

Tibetan dancer-choreographer Wanma Jiancuo says his new work Shambhala depicts the spiritual pursuit of tranquility, balance and happiness.

The road to new beginnings

2012-08-10 10:46:23

National history is a serious subject. How then does one explain the troubled history of modern China to the younger generation?

Chopsticks corner

2012-08-10 10:46:23

Nestled in Guangzhou's Tiancheng Street, a 7-square-meter workshop looks just like any other store in a common alleyway in the capital of Guangdong province offering traditional utensils to buyers from the nearby community.

A time to cash in on romance

2012-08-08 15:07:31

Based on a legendary love story, Qixi festival was traditionally a day when young, single women demonstrated their domestic arts skills and wished for a good husband.

'The Execution of the Judge of Hell'

2012-08-08 14:25:44

Experimental Peking opera, an innovative attempt to revive a traditional Chinese art, is pervasive nowadays.

There are always lion dance costumes

2012-08-08 14:24:36

As a fifth-generation lion dance costume maker, Zhong Jiachao, 64, has been through the many ups and downs of the business.