Chinese philosophy of beauty

2011-03-16 15:09:52

China is a country with an ancient civilization, and the modern Chinese standards of beauty often mimic those from thousands of years ago.

The Dazu grottoes

2011-03-16 17:40:51

0ver 60,000 carved stone figures relating mainly to Buddhism are spread around 76 places within Dazu County 160 kilometres to the west of Chongqing.

Shanxi mural

2011-03-15 17:44:49

Mural painting is like an inexhaustible encyclopedia, and Shanxi Province boasts the most abundant mural paintings in China.

The elegant brush: a look at Chinese painting

2011-03-16 17:41:41

Traditional Chinese painting has developed continuously over a period of more than six thousand years.

Cutting through myth of ancient art

2011-03-16 09:52:11

The easiest and cheapest way to add a little Chinese style to a home is to paste a pair of paper rabbits onto the windows, representing good luck in the Year of the Rabbit.

Pu-er: Yunnan's winning tea

2011-03-16 15:45:49

Named after a town in Yunnan province, the place where it originated, pu-er tea is a winner of a tea.

Rite of birth

2011-03-16 15:09:52

As the beginning rite of one's life, rite of birth consists of a series of ceremonies.

Plans for world's largest art gallery

2011-03-16 09:51:12

The National Art Museum of China is to build the world's largest art gallery next to the Bird's Nest, it was revealed this week.

Classic love stories from China

2011-03-15 14:45:14

People, regardless of their culture and where they live, are always affected by sad, sentimental love stories.

The God of Land

2011-03-14 17:07:48

The God of Land may be the lowest-ranking and most unnoticed god of all divinities, but it’s one of the most-widely worshipped gods among the Chinese people.

Beijing Hutongs

2011-03-14 17:07:48

Hutong refers to lanes and alleys between the Siheyuan (courtyard with buildings on four sides) residences in Beijing.

The Plum in the Golden Vase

2011-03-15 07:55:52

Jin Ping Mei was one of the quartet of classic novels in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) before A Dream of Red Mansions replaced it in the subsequent Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).