Literary path

2011-03-25 10:54:03

British expat takes lead in promoting modern Chinese literature to the rest of the world.

CSI, with a twist

2011-03-25 10:38:14

'A writer of crime stories' who knows too well what it means to be caught in the throes of change and hostility.

Zither performer plays heartstrings

2011-03-24 07:55:31

Musical maverick adds modern flair to traditional instrumentation with upcoming album.

Books don't hold all the answers

2011-03-23 07:41:47

Freeing college students of the written word can create excitement and panic.

Chinese bamboo culture

2011-03-24 13:59:40

China is not only famous for its national treasure, the giant pandas, but also the giant panda’s staple food -- bamboo.

Kneading innovation

2011-03-23 07:41:47

An acclaimed dough figurine sculptor has crafted a career outside of conventions and carved out a market for miniatures that bear an innovative flair.

Humanity lies at the heart of 'Jane'

2011-03-22 11:39:52

Of all the classic 19th-century novels, Charlotte Bronte's "Jane Eyre" has been by far the most filmed.There have been at least 18 film versions, and 9 made-for-television "Janes."So why another "Jane Eyre"?

French chefs put differences aside

2011-03-22 10:47:17

Fifteen top French chefs have joined forces to promote French cooking around the world.

The mythic elements in Chinese architecture

2011-03-17 16:39:38

Concepts from feng shui geomancy and mythic elements of daoism are usually present in the construction and layout of Chinese architecture.

Bridges with national characteristics

2011-03-18 10:02:54

Chinese bridges from ancient times are an important legacy with national characteristics.

Priceless honey colored stones

2008-09-18 10:48:17

Honey colored stones are a special kind of jade originating from Shoushan, Fujian Province.

The future is now

2011-03-18 10:52:33

The realities of the country’s rapid modernization are the stuff of fiction, and one sci-fi writer is chronicling their most dynamic dimensions.