Hundreds of years ago, innumerous porcelain wares traveled afar to the Middle East and European countries. Now, they are making a homecoming visit in Beijing.
Today's peaceful sights of the Western Qing Tombs belie the periods of drama and intrigue that absorbed them before.
Traditional Han costume seen at commemorative ceremony to honor Qu Yuan.
The fifth day of the fifth lunar month is the date of the traditional Duanwu Festival celebrated by Chinese at home and abroad.
The royal tombs of King Liangxiao and his wife in Mangdang Mountain of Yongcheng, Henan province, offer an added attraction.
Rowers from all over China compete in traditional dragon boat races to celebrate Duanwu Festival.
He competed at the top level for years in a canoe, but for the past few years Yan Shi has devoted himself to the development of dragon boat racing.
Dragon boats and zongzi celebrate the day and the dramatic story of poet Qu Yuan.
Almost all Chinese festivals are linked to foods, and many have stories behind them. The origin of zongzi, rice dumplings wrapped in leaves, is most often linked to Qu Yuan.
For those Chinese live in other countries, Duanwu is a yearly tradition. Pauline D. Loh explores the links between heart and home.
Rowers from all over China compete in traditional dragon boat races to celebrate Duanwu Festival
An exhibition of the cheongsam, was held at China Silk Museum in Hangzhou, capital of east China's Zhejiang Province, June 20, 2012.