I am a fan of museums, because visiting them is the fastest way to get to know local history and culture. Nantong, a city in Jiangsu province, is a big bonus to someone like me.
China has long been known for the sheer number of its historical relics.
Tibetan Buddhist palaces and buildings in the northwest corner of the Forbidden City, currently the Palace Museum in Beijing, have been reconstructed.
Modernity slowly approaches the isolated Derung ethnic group, Hu Yongqi and Li Yingqing report from Nujiang, Yunnan province.
They are poignant snapshots of sudden death: huddled clusters of skeletal remains in what were once beachfront warehouses, immortalized for eternity when Mount Vesuvius smothered this ancient Roman town in A.D. 79.
The wooden movable-type printing technique in Ninghua could date back to Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and it is mainly used to print genealogies and scriptures at present.
"China faces a great shortage of specialists in the restoration of cultural relics and renovation of ancient architecture," Lu said, adding that this shortage has largely restricted the development of relics protection.
A coppersmith digs into scattered historical records to revive traditional wax-mould casting.
These flat fields look like an abandoned riverbed sandwiched between two hills in Mudu town in the southwestern outskirts of Suzhou.
More than 200 women farmers in Shanxi province join in a handicrafts cooperative and start living on their skill in making embroidery insoles.
The traditional Chinese wedding, pursuant to the etiquettes of the Zhou Dynasties (1046-256BC), sees a resurgence in recent years as the sense of identity grows among modern Chinese couples.
Dingyao ware originated from Hebei province and is one of the five most prestigious porcelain varieties in China.