Protecting country's cultural treasures

2013-10-07 07:25:25

When he visited Suzhou in 1952 as a senior architectural student, Liu Shaozong found no one was taking care of the city's classical gardens.

Architectural elements of classical design in Jiangsu

2013-10-07 07:25:25

Classical gardens in Jiangsu province were mostly built adjacent to private residences. The past owners of the gardens were usually retired government officials, who took the natural landscape as their model for creating artistic garden scenery. They would invite the social elite to gatherings in their gardens.

The dying art of Dong

2013-10-06 07:06:18

The Dong ethnic group lives in Guizhou province and is known for its traditional culture dating back to thousands of years, with the handmade Dong blouse believed to be the epitome of traditional art.

Search for a cup holder's identity

2013-10-05 00:33:10

A valuable porcelain cup holder that was auctioned off in Hong Kong recently has a certain amount of controversy surrounding its true origins, as Zhang Zixuan explains in this detailed report.

Africans learn kung fu at Shaolin Temple

2013-09-27 10:52:53

To strengthen cultural exchanges between China and Africa, the Ministry of Culture launched a course and enrolled the first batch of 20 students from five African countries, who will study kung fu at Shaolin Temple for three months.

Glimpses of history

2013-09-18 07:49:48

More than a century after it was looted and burned down, Yuanmingyuan, or the Old Summer Palace, has been restored to its former glory in a unique way.

Grotto artworks saved by protective nets

2013-09-16 08:20:06

In AD 366, a Buddhist monk had a vision on the outskirts of Dunhuang, a bustling area on the Silk Road.

Students learn weaving Li brocade in Haikou

2013-09-13 15:05:49

Over 1,200 students have taken part in the study of weaving Li brocade in Guoxing middle school in Haikou, south China's Hainan province.

Traditional Hanfu wedding ceremony

2013-09-13 10:17:58

Newlyweds wearing traditional Han costumes (hanfu) attend a group wedding ceremony at the Erqi Square, in Zhengzhou, capital city of Henan province, September 12, 2013.

Teachers bring home fresh ideas

2013-09-10 07:18:49

When you give someone a hug, you usually get one in return. This is exactly what hundreds of Chinese teachers and volunteers have experienced after working for Confucius Institutes overseas.

Dujiangyan temple holds ceremony in honor of Confucius

2013-09-09 14:39:21

A temple in Dujiangyan held a ceremony in honor of Confucius, on Sunday, in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

Brush with greatness

2013-09-08 07:34:02

In the autumn of 2011, famed calligrapher Li Duo held a poetry and calligraphy exhibition at the military museum in Beijing and created quite a sensation in China's art circles.