Bridge Worship Festival in Taijiang, SW China

2014-03-13 14:10:04

The Bridge Worship Festival is a traditional festival of Miao people in Taijiang, southwestern China’s Guizhou Province. The festival falls on the second day of the second lunar month.

The art of restoring terracotta figurines

2014-03-13 11:34:50

The entire repair process for the clay figurines consists of six steps which include cleaning, splicing, filling holes, polishing, priming and coloring.

Oldest cheese material identified in China

2014-03-13 08:28:33

Yellowish clumps unearthed in ancient tombs in Northwestern China have been identified as the oldest physical evidence of cheese, researchers report in the Journal of Archaeological Science in February.

Camera couple preserve Miao culture and customs

2014-03-13 09:19:08

Many traditional customs in China are disappearing without traces. That has prompted one photographer couple to spend more than a decade recording the life in a remote Miao village.

Chinese expert urges enforcement of heritage protection law

2014-03-10 14:13:07

China needs to better enforce its law on the protection of intangible cultural heritage, at a time when most heritage items remain endangered, a renowned scholar said Sunday.

Sichuan in stitches

2014-03-07 11:05:52

Shu embroidery, one of four regional schools of ancient needlework in China, captures images that are timeless.

Forbidden City treasures make Canada debut

2014-03-06 12:38:16

Visitors watch treasures from the Palace Museum of China during the media day of the exhibition "The Forbidden City: Inside the Court of China's Emperors" at the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto.

Saving the jia

2014-03-06 09:22:04

A lifetime dedicated to recording the ancient oral tradition of the Miao ethnic group has won Wang Fenggang many accolades, but the severely disabled man's greatest reward is knowing the culture will be preserved for future generations.

Laos pushes for world heritage proposals

2014-03-04 15:08:02

The Lao government has announced it will accelerate attempts to have the Plain of Jars and Phou Hin Nam Nor (Stone Pillar Mountain) listed as world heritage sites, state-run daily Vientiane Times reported on Tuesday.

China celebrates Long Tai Tou Festival

2014-03-03 15:19:41

March 2, is the second day of the 2nd month of the Chinese lunar calendar, and is also known as the Long Tai Tou (dragon's head raising) Festival. The festival marks the beginning of agricultural activities for the new year.

Peeking through time

2014-02-27 07:31:20

When a more than 2,100-year-old corpse was unearthed from a tomb in Jingzhou, Hubei province, his skin was moist and flexible. All his limbs could move. His blood vessels were clear to see as if he had only just died.

Dance to the fading drumbeat

2014-02-27 07:31:20

Another centuries-old tradition is at risk of losing its luster. Wang Kaihao traces the dying art of naoge, a unique pageantry.