The eight immortals and good fortune symbols

2011-03-14 16:33:09

In Chinese, each written character represents an entire word which is in deep contrast to alphabetical text where a sequence of individual letters signifies a word.

Carving elegance

2011-03-15 13:41:43

China is home to more than 250 varieties of bamboo.

Fabulous dragon stone

2011-03-14 16:36:08

Jade has been treasured in China for more than 7,000 years, and often features in historical legends. One, during the Spring and Autumn Period (770-476 BC), tells of a jade craftsman named Bian He from the State of Chu. One day he saw a phoenix perching on a rock.Convinced that this fabulous bird would stand only on the most precious of stones, he presented the rock to King Li of Chu.

Taiwan woos Pili Puppet Show

2011-03-14 16:35:43

Have you ever heard of Pili puppet show? Strange name, isn’t it?

The Bed-curtain hooks

2011-03-14 16:34:49

Hooks can be found in ancient weapons as well as in bronze wares functioning as the buckle to connect a silk belt or a jade belt on the waist.

Yuan Dynasty porcelains

2011-03-15 07:55:52

Editor's Note: Every week we look at a work of art or a cultural relic that puts the spotlight on China's heritage.

Dance of desire

2011-03-15 07:55:52

The bawdy tale of an ancient Chinese Don Juan comes to life in a subversive dance drama that will debut in Hong Kong.

A minefield of creation

2011-03-15 07:55:52

In early September, 2010, a 21-year-old student stormed out of his classroom in Peking University. He was protesting against the lecturer for "spreading vulgar culture".

Confucius worship ceremony held in Taipei

2011-03-14 14:02:35

A ceremony worshipping Confucius was held in Taipei on March 13, 2011.

Upcoming cultural events

2011-03-14 14:03:04

Founder and artistic director of Cloud Gate Dance Theatre in Taiwan, Lin Hwai-min has been heralded as "the most important choreographer in Asia".

More than being clean

2011-03-14 07:58:39

The first record - on oracle bones - of Chinese bath habits dates back more than 3,000 years.

West Lake landscape to apply for World Heritage

2011-03-11 10:39:08

The cultural landscapes of the West Lake in Hangzhou is included in the key project of the World Heritage application.