Behind the mask

2012-09-25 09:19:40

Sierra Leone native Mariatu Kargbo has captured China's heart with her devotion to its culture and people.

The puppet master

2012-09-22 07:50:33

To watch Lin Zhaohua rehearse a play is a revelation. More accurately, it is a shock, at least to thespians who have not worked with him. He does not give instructions, only telling his actors what not to do - after they did it.

Family saga rewinds

2012-09-21 07:34:24

A film adaptation of the literary classic White Deer Plain condenses the lives of 20 characters at a formative time in China's history.

The first Chinese science comic contest announces results

2012-09-21 08:48:33

Award-winning comics in the first Chinese science comic contest

Buying heritage in capital courtyards

2012-09-20 13:35:39

Zheng Xicheng isn't exactly thrilled at the prospect of getting his hands on 7 million yuan ($1.10 million, 850,000 euros) and buying his own apartment.

Full circle

2012-09-20 13:35:39

Mid-Autumn Festival is celebrated on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar, around the time of the autumn equinox.

Art salesrooms adapt to changes

2012-09-21 09:23:56

Art collectors, both in domestic and overseas markets, are changing their aesthetic taste, deviating from political symbols to cultural elements.

The real deal

2012-09-21 09:18:07

Contemporary American Realism features 100 oil portraits, still lifes and landscapes from 51 contemporary American artists.

Laughter from beginning to end

2012-09-20 09:30:56

Cross-talk star and innovator Huang Junying is still going strong at 76. He tells Xu Jingxi in Guangzhou the secrets of his success.

When 'livvylong' is Chinese

2012-09-18 10:31:42

Finnegans Wake, a hugely complicated work by Irish author James Joyce, will get a reception from Chinese readers in September.

Mining literary material

2012-09-18 10:27:45

Former miner and 'the king of short stories', Liu Qingbang artfully describes the rural-urban divide in contemporary China.

'Save our cultural code'

2012-09-17 09:02:30

Supporters of a campaign to save China's dialects from dying out are recording representatives from diverse communities in what will become a national project.