Originating in North China in the Ming dynasty (1368-1644) and often spoken in Mandarin, cross talk was brought to Guangdong province in 1958 and popularized through being spoken in Cantonese.
Chinese Valentine's Day falls on Aug 23 and one way of spending it is to watch the touching folk legend Marriage of the Fairy Princess.
Folk artist paints with straw in north China's Shanxi province.
Yongjia Kunqu Opera ecstasies locals and visitors.
When a place in China is recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, it is normally associated with money making. But Nanxijiang is an exception.
Zeya mountain area has a 1,000-year-old tradition of bamboo papermaking. Zhang Zixuan visits 'Paper Mountain' to learn how it is made.
The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth.
Traditional lacquer engraving technology, lacquer engraving was a technique widely applied on the lacquer ware of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.
The word jiaoyi refers to a folding chair in use in China. Because the shape of its crossed legs resembles the Chinese word "交" (jiao), this chair is named as jiaoyi.
Xiang Shengli, 43, carried forward the craftsmanship of designing and making inksticks from his father, an senior craftsman in this business.
He has spent the better part of his 20s in China, studying, observing and writing about what he sees. Now, Kato Yoshikazu is leaving and wants to share his thoughts.
The local government in Kaifeng, an ancient city in Central China's Henan province, plans to restore the city’s historical appearance of its downtown.