More than just a vase

2011-10-23 08:04:20

Apiece of Ming porcelain broke a world auction record on Oct 5 when the blue-and-white vase was sold for HK$168.7 million ($21.7 million) at Sotheby's Hong Kong.

Rossini provides some light relief for operagoers

2011-10-24 10:28:36

Beijing is about to be swept away by two of the Austrian composer Mahler's symphony cycles.

Classics that speak of modern frustrations

2011-10-21 10:41:55

NCPA's Western classic drama series will present The Imaginary Invalid by Comedie-Francaise and an international co-production of Shakespeare's Richard III.

Finnish museum displays Chinese artifacts

2011-10-21 11:50:26

Ancient Chinese artifacts are on display at the Didrichsen Art Museum on Kuusisaari Island in Helsinki, Finland, through May.

One writer's heavenly mission

2011-10-21 08:07:18

Mao Dun Literature Prize winner Liu Xinglong has been recognized for his poetic evocation of the bitterness of country life.

Climber explores life's peaks and troughs

2011-10-21 10:20:25

Climber and record breaker Thomas Bubendorfer is used to facing death and this has driven him to think about the meaning of life.

Beijing's kids in Wonderland

2011-10-21 10:19:55

Holding The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton, 22-year-old Wang Miao says she has finally found her dream job - recommending and reading books to children.

A stone meant for kings

2011-10-19 07:53:17

Treasured for thousands of years, jade holds a special place in Chinese history and culture.

Grand old dame of Russell Street

2011-10-19 07:53:17

A London bookshop that has been standing for 108 years remains the city's leading store for books on China.

Shanghai festival kicks off with dance drama from Henan

2011-10-18 08:10:07

The 13th China Shanghai International Arts Festival (CSIAF) kicks off at the Shanghai Culture Square on Tuesday with an original dance drama from Henan province titled, Goddess and the Dreamer.

Art for art's sake

2011-10-17 09:18:48

The Chinese mainland art market provides solid investment opportunities, Rebecca Lo reports.

Old folk magic

2011-10-16 08:00:00

Young singers, old songs. Traditional music given a modern makeover. These are the lifelines that are keeping old folk songs evergreen in China.