Penguin, Random House to merge into world leading publisher

2012-11-02 11:06:46

Pearson Group announced a merger plan between its publishing arm Penguin and German publisher Bertelsmann's Random House on Monday.

Stuttgart Ballet returns

2012-11-02 09:27:07

Germany's Stuttgart Ballet will present The Lady of the Camellias, with Chopin's music choreographed by American John Neumeier.

No place for fire

2012-11-01 09:51:19

For decades, protecting cultural heritage sites against fire has been a crucial task of the heritage department in Chengde, which boasts a rich collection of historical architecture and other relics.

When Chinese music encounters the West

2012-11-01 11:04:53

What would you discover were you to Google the number of Chinese students of western instruments

Shapely squash

2012-10-31 09:46:56

Halloween is famous for bringing out the magic in pumpkins. But in the suburbs of Beijing, one grower of gourds is now harvesting ornamental vegetables with eerie shapes - and he's never even heard of the holiday.

Men of La Mancha

2012-10-30 09:26:35

He is tilting at windmills that will power the future of Chinese musical theater, but Joseph Graves says this is what makes him happiest.

Some Nobel sentiments

2012-10-30 09:59:28

Few Chinese authors have had the chance to compete for the Nobel Prize for Literature because of the lack of nominations from China, says Kjell Espmark, a Nobel Committee member.

Chinese painting meets Western abstract expression

2012-10-30 10:10:51

As the daughter of Yu Chun-chih, an eminent art critic from Taiwan, Yu Lan-ying was introduced to painting at the age of 7.

Bank sponsors musical feasts

2012-10-29 09:15:22

After giving a concert at the Wangfujing Church as part of the Beijing Music Festival, guitarist Yang Xuefei had another performance in the city.

The art market gets Realistic

2012-10-27 07:54:44

Realistic oil paintings will highlight China Guardian Auctions' autumn sales from Oct 28-31 and all eyes will be on Chen Danqing's Research Institute of Chinese Learning.

Paper giant

2012-10-26 12:45:35

Ancient xuan paper is more popular than ever, but its survival is precarious.

A new Mandarin Mousetrap baits the Brits in London

2012-10-26 10:07:04

A Chinese version of Agatha Christie's 60-year-old play will be staged in the UK.