Culture: Hepo, a handicraft township in the Hengduan Mountain

2012-10-25 16:28:24

Get to know more about Hepo township, a well-known national handicrafts township in the Tibetan region where artists are good at making Tibetan knife, iron forging, carving, woodworking, painting and making Buddhist instruments.

Translated series unmasks Peking Opera

2012-10-23 09:35:59

Celebrated Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang would probably be overjoyed to see the first volume of the English-translation series of 100 Peking Opera Classics released on Oct 19 in Beijing.

Set in stone

2012-09-28 10:34:02

During the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), a precious stone from Fujian was said to be worth its weight in gold, literally.

War exhibits

2012-09-21 13:55:43

An exhibition to reveal a rarely known chapter in modern history about Koreans' armed struggles in China against Japanese aggression is being held until Sept 30.

North China presents intangible cultural heritage

2012-09-20 17:05:45

A demonstration event for North China’s intangible cultural heritage will be held at the Beiding Goddess Temple near the Olympic Center from Sep 19 to 21.

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.

Recycling glory

2012-09-17 14:40:36

From 'fit for kings' to 'unfit for living' to 'heritage showcase', Beijing's courtyard homes are spinning a new loop on the roller coaster of history.

Buying heritage in capital courtyards

2012-09-17 14:32:41

Ancient houses in Beijing hutong are now selling for a price that goes beyond silver and gold. Find out the where, who, what and how.

Use it, or lose it

2012-09-17 09:13:00

Cao Jingjing's parents, both Wuhan natives, can speak Mandarin but talk in the Wuhan dialect at home.

How the language atlas shifts

2012-09-17 09:08:38

One theory about how dialects came into being suggests that it was Northern Chinese who passed on the language to the South, which blended it with local speech.

'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.