Gaomi's guru of centuries-old New Year painting

2013-02-08 10:05:03

Before Gaomi became famous as the hometown and setting of the books by Nobel Prize-winning author Mo Yan, the agrarian community was known for master Lunar New Year painter Lu Zhenli.

'Xiaozhuang Pillows' of Qing Dynasty inherited

2013-02-05 09:43:08

Low-pressure pillows have provided a good night's sleep for Genghis Khan's soldiers and modern-day Inner Mongolians.

Mogao Grottoes murals go digital

2013-02-06 11:07:02

Mogao Grottoes murals, exuberant with color and movement, dating back thousands of years, are gradually rotting away.

Migrant workers' Spring Festival gala

2013-02-05 10:36:34

Migrant workers bring a little song, a little dance and a lot of passion to their Spring Festival gala. Great snakes! A museum of their own

Snapshot memories of old Shanghai

2013-02-05 09:56:32

It was a social necessity for the rich and famous in Shanghai to have their portraits taken by Sam Sanzetti at his studio. Hand-delivered individuality

Going home? or Going away?

2013-02-04 09:40:52

Modernization and urbanization have changed how some young Chinese think about Spring Festival - the time-tested family holiday.

Menswear the wolf in the pack

2013-02-04 10:03:39

Chinese men's fashion doesn't stretch much beyond the Mao jacket or Zhongshan suit in the world's eyes. Glamorous gams Game on for designers

Melding East and West

2013-01-31 10:58:58

The paintings of Chun Arthur Wang combine the cultural traditions of his own life. Chinese artists learn by copying old masters Building innovation

Projects to promote Chinese writers

2013-01-31 10:32:31

The Chinese Writers' Association is promoting its translation project of 100 works of contemporary Chinese literature.

Chinese artists learn by copying old masters

2013-01-30 13:12:38

With brushes and a paint-splotched palette, Chinese artist Yang Feiyun adds the finishing strokes to his latest work - a portrait of the moustached 17th century Spanish King Felipe IV.

Palestinian girl 'pours' coffee on paintings

2013-01-29 10:56:39

Palestinian artist Salwa Sbakhi paints using coffee at her studio in Gaza city.

Chinese art distinctive in Asia

2013-01-29 10:43:46

Chinese artists formed the second largest contingent after Singapore in this year's just-ended Art Stage Singapore, one of the leading contemporary art fairs in the Asia-Pacific region.