Cantonese cross talk

2012-08-17 16:20:30

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.

Love is all around

2012-08-17 16:12:50

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 N China

2012-08-16 15:38:47

Folk artist paints with straw in north China's Shanxi province.

Yongjia Kunqu Opera ecstasies locals and visitors

2012-08-16 14:30:05

Yongjia Kunqu Opera ecstasies locals and visitors.

Heritage on the verge of extinction

2012-08-15 09:47:47

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.

Turning the page

2012-08-15 09:40:04

Zeya mountain area has a 1,000-year-old tradition of bamboo papermaking. Zhang Zixuan visits 'Paper Mountain' to learn how it is made.

Chinese Fish Paintings

2012-08-14 16:36:06

The words for fish and abundance are pronounced the same in Chinese  so the fish in the Chinese culture symbolizes wealth.

Lacquer Engraving

2012-08-14 16:03:24

Traditional lacquer engraving technology, lacquer engraving was a technique widely applied on the lacquer ware of the Ming and Qing Dynasties.

A Seat of Power

2012-08-14 16:01:50

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.

Award-winning Inkstick Designer in E China

2012-08-14 15:57:48

Xiang Shengli, 43, carried forward the craftsmanship of designing and making inksticks from his father, an senior craftsman in this business.

The art of China watching

2012-08-14 09:11:08

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.

Kaifeng to restore historical image

2012-08-13 16:56:53

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.