Art of urbanity

2013-06-17 09:44:54

Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai are deservedly known as centers for the arts, but Xiamen is set to gatecrash the show.

Developers raze ancient tombs

2013-06-17 08:01:28

Five ancient tombs were destroyed overnight in Guangzhou's Luogang district to make room for a metro project on Saturday, raising concern over the protection of relics as economic construction in the Guangdong provincial capital speeds up.

Master strokes

2013-06-16 07:39:41

Among the world's writing and painting instruments, the writing brush is unique to China. As far back as the Warring States Period (475-221 BC), brushes were widely used for writing and painting. As the world is increasingly dominated by computer fonts and rapid-fire social networks, the craftsmanship of brushmaking is dying out. Fuxinghe in Qufu is a time-honored brand famous for handmade writing brushes. It was recently been listed among Shandong province's intangible cultural heritages. Gong Guizhi, the fifth generation sustainer of the brand, preserves the tradition and is determined to pass down the art.

Sounds of Mongolia evolve on band's lips

2013-06-14 09:30:01

When the seven Mongolian musicians performed together for the first time in 2008 at the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, it was a temporary combination.

Italian's brush with China came decades ago

2013-06-14 07:41:21

Soon after his return from a thought-provoking trip to China in 1956, Italian artist Aligi Sassu (1912-2000) began several large-scale oil paintings, which included The New China that he finished three years later.

Exhibition provides insights into former Indian rulers' lives

2013-06-14 07:41:21

For the first time, mysterious Indian rulers and royal life are unveiled in front of Chinese audiences at the Palace Museum - better known as the Forbidden City, igniting sparks from the cultural collision between the two ancient civilizations.

A rebound for White Deer Prairie

2013-06-07 09:17:54

Spanning the first half of the 20th century, White Deer Prairie performs the impossible task of combining a historical vista with the intimacy of individuals caught in the constant turmoil.

Ming - Qing Dynasty style

2013-06-06 16:06:29

Garments from Ming and Qing dynasties are on display.The exhibition, which presents about 200 garments in Shandong's provincial capital Jinan, features clothes worn by emperors, nobles and ordinary people.

Writer's letters off auction amid protest

2013-06-04 11:05:09

A Beijing auction house announced Sunday that it would scrap the auction of letters by a late Chinese writer and his widow upon protest of privacy infringement.

A taste of Sichuan opera

2013-06-04 09:57:04

Sichuan opera is one of the oldest forms of Chinese opera, distinguished by face-changing, fire-spitting and other stunts. Regionally Chengdu remains to be the main home of Sichuan opera, while other influential locales include Yunnan, Guizhou and other provinces in Southwest China.

Body painting contest held in E China's Nanjing

2013-05-31 16:28:34

A body painting contest was held in China's Nanjing.

No longer unseen voices

2013-05-31 08:35:38

China will present its largest collateral exhibition with the most participating artists at Italy's 55th Venice Biennale.