In good voice

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Sa Dingding is well known in the West as a crossover artist, but she is now concentrating on getting Chinese people to appreciate her folk roots.

Sauropods, grazing their way to gigantic

2011-04-24 08:05:25

No dinosaurs were quite like the sauropods. They were the biggest land animals ever, consuming everything in sight.

Odds and ends are more than just nostalgia

2011-04-25 07:59:29

Vintage is becoming the name of the game in the Gulou area with a host of vintage stores selling mostly retro clothes and items from the 1970s and 1980s springing up on the back of Beijing's music scene.

Classic tale retold

2011-04-23 05:38:51

Composer Zhou Long's Pulitzer for an opera version of a Chinese legend caps decades of efforts to bridge the cultures of East and West.

Revival on stage

2011-04-24 08:07:26

Many cultural icons are fading away as modern generations find other distractions. But Peking Opera is now enjoying a revival.

Need to impress? Zip out an avatar

2011-04-24 08:05:55

You'll sit at three-dimensional virtual meetings and classes, looking around the table or the lecture hall at your colleagues' avatars.

The ukulele's untrained melody

2011-04-24 08:05:55

Not long ago the ukulele was an endangered species, seen as cheap exotica or a comic prop.

Escaping from life's misery

2011-04-22 10:53:41

All misfortunes are alike, but every happiness is unique, Liu Liu writes in her latest work, The Marriage of Miss Su, a collection of 12 short stories.

Out of the shadow

2011-04-22 10:47:10

A self-declared 'pessimist' of an author seeks upbeat outlook on real life.

Retiree weaves new career with knots

2011-04-20 07:56:50

Liu Liming's love of Chinese knots has bound her to a craft that has been listed as part of the nation's intangible cultural heritage for the past 20 years.

Memories etched in ink

2011-04-20 07:55:58

One man's love of Lhasa's Barkhor Street fuels a voracious appetite for pen-and-ink drawings of its ancient buildings.

Kunqu opera staged in Paris

2011-04-19 12:30:24

"The Peony Pavilion" is a love story about Du Liniang, daughter of a wealthy official, and Liu Mengmei, a talented but poor young scholar.