Step into adulthood

2012-01-10 14:24:15

One for the ages

2012-01-08 15:15:25

The first edition of Pathlight: New Chinese Writing shows the best of Chinese literature to the rest of the world, in the estimation of Chitralekha Basu.

A beast of benevolence

2012-01-06 08:01:04

The dragon, a reviled baddie in the West, is revered in China. It even gets to have a year named after it.

Begin with laba

2012-01-06 08:01:04

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days early.

Your hair or your uncle? There can only be one!

2012-01-06 08:01:04

With the approach of the Chinese New Year, many Chinese people have to make a choice: to cut their hair or lose their uncles.

Getting to grips with a rare gui

2012-01-05 08:02:19

A gui is an ancient round-mouthed food vessel with two to four looped handles, or ears, used for ceremonial rites during the Shang and Zhou dynasties.

Reading between the lines

2012-01-05 10:09:09

One of the country's biggest publishers of world literature in Chinese translation says it owes its success to its ability to predict domestic book trends. Chitralekha Basu reports.

Wow nut

2011-12-30 07:42:15

Chen Yongren, a retired teacher, is 76, but many say he looks much younger. The kernel of his longevity, he says, is the humble walnut.

Thread of continuity

2011-12-28 09:31:30

Horsetail embroidery is a specialty of the Miao and Shui ethnic groups in Guizhou province.

Tradition reflected in silver

2011-12-28 09:18:45

An exhibition showcases the cultures of Guizhou province's ethnic groups through their handicrafts.

Art in Grace

2011-12-25 08:07:51

On the lobby walls of the Grace Hotel Beijing are some huge "maps" you cannot possibly miss.

A Canadian mom to Tibetan children

2011-12-23 10:00:39

Canadian writer Lisa Carducci's new book, My Tibetan Daughter, might not be an easy read but it provides objective glimpses of Tibetan life.