Ancient Chinese seats on display at World Art Museum

2014-01-07 15:35:57

On the World Art Museum's first floor, visitors can appreciate the crafts of classical Chinese woodworking, especially Ming-style furniture, through the simple yet graceful lines that shape a chair.

From crunching numbers to conceiving new words

2014-01-05 08:21:00

The abacus was widely used as a basic computing tool in China before the electronic calculator.

Changing the equation

2014-01-05 08:21:00

While abacuses aren't big-ticket antique collector items, auction houses in China expect their value will rise following the traditional calculation device's inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

Time line

2014-01-05 08:21:00


Nanjing opens "historic site" government house to public

2014-01-03 10:43:25

Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu province, on Wednesday held its first open house to allow the public into its government compound, which is a renowned historic relic site.

No place like home

2014-01-03 10:10:00

Through seating and watercolors, two Beijing shows illustrate the social connotations of the spaces where we live.

Ancient villages in SW China call for protection

2014-01-01 11:44:46

China's accelerating urbanization and booming tourism have threatened the preservation of ancient villages that have retained their local cultural heritage for generations.

Western-style building in Forbidden City under repair

2013-12-25 14:11:57

The only Western-style building in China's Palace Museum, also known as the Forbidden City, a vast former imperial palace, will undergo an 18-month renovation, the museum's curator has said.

Possible 'arms dump' unearthed in Mausoleum of Qinshihuang

2013-12-23 14:02:45

A massive "arms dump" may have been unearthed by archeologists in a pit at the Mausoleum of Qinshihuang, the First Qin Emperor

National kung fu exchange conference held in Handan

2013-12-22 09:44:01

The national kung fu exchange conference was held in Handan of Hebei province on December 21, 2013. More than 1,200 kung fu masters attended the conference.

'Jin' named the word of the year by cross-strait netizens

2013-12-20 13:46:28

'Jin' (literally: upgrade, promote) has been named the word of the year by netizens on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, reflecting their feeling and expectations.

Cultural experts exchange ideas on preservation of cultural heritages

2013-12-20 09:51:30

A two-day international symposium entitled "Protecting Asia's heritage, strategies for fighting illicit traffic of cultural property and fostering restitution" concluded Tuesday in Nepal's capital Kathmandu.