China brought to book

2013-01-18 11:22:20

The year 2012 started uneventfully for the literature scene in China but ended with a bang.

Ink meets light

2013-01-18 16:15:03

Artist Ma Wen returns to Beijing's Olympic venue with new designs for the Water Cube, and a new outlook on traditional Chinese painting, Chen Nan reports.

Perfect pointe

2013-01-18 10:04:49

Sisi Qiu continues her dream of dancing back in her home country after years of training and performing abroad. Her new production is inspired by her travel.

A conversation with designers: Ma Yansong

2013-01-17 10:01:39

Ma Yansong is widely recognized as an important voice in a new generation of architects in China for his seamless combination of modernity and traditions.

Books on city planning

2013-01-15 14:28:12

This bilingual book explains the Five Ws of planning to Chinese officials. Author James Jao employs a storytelling approach to urge Chinese planners to avoid mistakes made in the West.

The people's skyline

2013-01-15 12:33:16

Everyday folks need a voice in urban planning, a prominent architect and author tells Erik Nilsson

First time for Chinese debutantes

2013-01-15 14:26:56

For the first time, China has publicly shown off its own debutantes. Milan Fashion Week starts on somber note

In a new light

2013-01-15 11:18:14

The construction of a hotel or shopping mall obviously requires architects, interior designers and landscape artists, but not many would include lighting designers in the list.

Aznavour is still young at heart

2013-01-14 10:11:59

Charles Aznavour visited a mental health school in Shanghai and watched the students playing and offered a helping hand when he saw anyone in difficulty.

Ice without borders

2013-01-14 10:07:11

Making art from frozen water takes both determination and creativity.Harbin Int'l Ice and Snow Festival kicks off

Operatic dream blossoms

2013-01-12 08:25:52

Music has taken Tan Dun from busking on Manhattan streets to an Academy Award, but his love of traditional Chinese culture, especially gardens and Kunqu Opera, has been constant.

Making money gets the mystical touch

2013-01-11 09:46:30

Wealthy Chinese are increasingly calling on the powers of feng shui to help them make, and keep, their fortunes.