Show features paintings of scenic landscapes

2014-07-10 09:16:58

A show featuring Chinese ink paintings of landscapes, including the Yellow River and Taihang Mountains, opened on Wednesday at the Military Museum of the Chinese People’s Revolution in Beijing.

Summer season at the museums

2014-07-10 07:00:00

What do children usually do when they have two months of free time? What is the most meaningful way a young child can spend their summer vacation?

Elevator construction mars ancient walls in Xi'an

2014-07-09 16:49:55

Construction of two elevators on China's most preserved ancient wall in Xi'an, capital of Shaanxi province, has triggered public outcry, forcing operators to halt construction.

Creative architecture from around the world

2014-07-09 07:15:30

Architecture designs do not always conform to common rules. Some of them can be perceived as works of art. Let's take a look at some of the most creative buildings in China and the rest of the world.

World Cup paper-cuts

2014-07-09 11:31:25

A photo of the paper-cut piece titled "World Cup 2014" by artist Zhu Puguang from Jiujiang, Jiangxi province, July 6, 2014.

Easemind exhibition puts spotlight on leather craft works

2014-07-09 09:48:06

A leather craft exhibition is being held at the Easemind Music Spa's gallery in Beijing, with eye-catching works that show how leather can be alive and richly expressive.

Heroine killin' it in Karachi

2014-07-09 07:26:49

The blurb on the back of Saba Imtiaz's debut novel Karachi, You're Killing Me! compares the book to the single girl's Bible, Bridget Jones's Diary.

Scammers, stupidity: The dark side of the Web

2014-07-09 07:26:49

Charles Seife is a pop historian who writes about mathematics and science, but his abiding theme, the topic that makes his heart leap like one of Jules Feiffer's dancers in the springtime, is human credulity.

Twisting tongues

2014-07-09 07:26:49

In an age when machines do translations almost instantly, it may seem that publishing books in multiple languages around the world could be done at the snap of a finger. While the works of prominent authors easily jump linguistic and national boundaries - like those of 2012 Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan - that's not necessarily so in other cases. Many authors and publishers who aspire to sell their books internationally face hard-to-solve cultural differences and a lack of qualified human translators.

King, Tartt among those challenging Amazon's 'tactics'

2014-07-09 07:26:49

Stephen King, Nora Roberts and Donna Tartt are among the hundreds of authors who have added their names to an online letter criticizing for restricting access to works published by Hachette Book Group.

Big-screen dreams for online novelists novelists

2014-07-09 07:26:49

In recent years, publishers, directors and TV producers have taken a keen interest in popular online novels, thanks to their originality and solid fan base.

Electronic authors

2014-07-09 07:26:49

Writers used to have to approach publishers in the hope of having their work read by the public. Now they can simply post their offerings online and find an instant audience of millions.