Tapestries of history

2013-02-25 10:48:36

The art of embroidery was an important part of a woman's education in China, at least until a few generations ago.

Stitches from time

2013-02-25 10:48:22

Embroidery is part of the Chinese cultural fabric, and there are many schools with unique stitches, designs and characteristics from various regions.

The King of shoes

2013-02-22 07:17:05

You don't have to go too far anywhere in China these days to find a shop that sells modern children's clothes, but many young mothers fondly recall and hanker after an item their grandmothers once made for them - tiger-head shoes.

Weakness for beauty

2013-02-19 13:23:24

After almost two decades as a news journalist, Miao Wei finds solace in creative writing. China writes way onto world stage Fictional truth to power

Beast stone

2013-02-18 11:04:06

An ancient stone rhino, recently excavated, has drawn scores of people to visit Jinsha Site Museum in Chengdu. Bones that piece together our past

Traditional Lisu wedding held in Sichuan

2013-02-18 10:32:58

A Lisu wedding procession made up of members from the bride's side heads for the groom's home in Xinyu village of Dechang county, southwest China's Sichuan province.

Child's play

2013-02-18 10:07:50

Beauville Arts Musical Theater Summer Camp brings its rendition of youthful drama to Hong Kong for the first time this summer.

BBC broadcaster's Chinese history stories

2013-02-17 10:20:07

A Emmy-award winning BBC broadcaster says Chinese people aren't as familiar with their pasts as many believe. 'Xiaozhuang Pillows' of Qing Dynasty

Mona Lisa gets new look

2013-02-16 10:03:51

Tests on a painting billed as the original version of Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa have produced fresh proof that it is his work. National Museum of China leads the way

The sign of the snake

2013-02-16 10:21:11

It might not be easy to think of a nice wish for this zodiac year, but the reptile is an important part of Chinese culture.

A stylish touch of snake

2013-02-13 10:24:13

Anything with a snake theme is in vogue this year - from sportswear to gadgets and accessories, to fashion, footwear and even stamps - as the country edges nearer the Year of the Snake on the traditional Chinese calendar.

Great snakes!

2013-02-08 09:11:47

Despite its fearsome reputation, the representation of the zodiac creature includes a bittersweet tale of broken hearts and love transcending disaster.