A painting that marries imperial figures

2011-11-10 07:58:34

Yan Liben is celebrated as ranking among the best Chinese figure painters and was arguably the genre's leader during the Tang Dynasty.

Chirping for victory

2011-11-08 07:54:58

The two combatants scream high-pitched battle cries as they leap toward each other. One slips out of an attempted headlock to flip his attacker over, judo style.

Laughs in translation

2011-11-04 07:59:20

A Broadway play looks at the sillier side of the linguistic and cultural miscommunications that arise when East meets West.

Landscape power

2011-11-04 11:48:05

Expat artist taps into technology to capture special memories of monuments.

Cultural thirst drives China's top tea boom

2011-11-04 07:59:20

Fifteen years ago, the Lam family business picked up a consignment of aged tea from a defunct Hong Kong restaurant.

Let's take a taxi

2011-11-04 08:47:03

You might hear tall tales about China's maniac cab drivers and devious scam artists. Follow Nicholas Richards through this guide for a smooth ride

Knots of fortune

2011-11-04 08:47:03

Chinese embroidery is a traditional symbol of good luck and reunion.

Bearing the torch

2011-11-04 11:06:06

Gish Jen, born to immigrant Chinese parents, is giving US literary heavyweights a run for their money.

Art studies get a lift from establishment

2011-11-03 07:59:00

The Ministry of Culture recently organized a seminar on art studies as an academic discipline in China.

Picture perfect Beijing

2011-11-03 07:59:00

The weeklong World Photographers Focusing on Beijing event highlights the city's beauty, past and present.

Scholar brings Bach to Beijing

2011-11-02 07:58:20

German conductor Helmuth Rilling recently shared his understanding of Bach's music with Chinese students at a master class in Beijing's Central Conservatory of Music.

Ballet with a twist - and flips

2011-11-01 07:37:12

Aballerina performs a pirouette on her partner's shoulder - and then another on his head. This is an iconic scene from the version of Swan Lake the Guangdong Acrobatic Troupe of China premiered in 2005.