Nanjing stories

2012-05-17 13:09:18

Nanjing is replete with history. But, our reporters, Chitralekha Basu and Song Wenwei, were intrigued by much more.

Mongolian culture courses taught in Hohhot

2012-05-16 14:43:56

A growing number of schools in Inner Mongolia are offering courses on the Morin Khuur. Local educational authorities hope to preserve the Mongolian indigenous culture.

Shadow play staged in Chengdu

2012-05-16 14:31:37

Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, is a folk performing art originating in China. It is an art form combined with painting, carving and folk cartoons.

Velvet bird of old Beijing

2012-05-16 10:17:59

The velvet bird is an ancient Chinese art form that originated in Beijing. Once a craft mastered by many, few people in China have the skills to create them. One of those people is Cai Zhiwei.

S Korean children experience monks' life

2012-05-16 10:13:02

Nine children began on Sunday experiencing Buddhist priests' lives as novice monks for three weeks at the temple in Seoul.

Kites festival dazzles Beijing

2012-05-16 09:59:31

We remember as children taking a dime-store kite to the park and running like mad. Well, things have changed. The average kite flier isn't a kid, and running isn't required.

A gathering of folk dances

2012-05-15 14:32:00

The third China Yangge Festival will be held from May 23-27 in Jiaozhou, a county-level city in Qingdao, Shandong province.

Confucian ceremony of Seokjeon held in Seoul

2012-05-11 17:26:15

University students dance wear traditional costumes as they dance during the grand Confucian ceremony of Seokjeon in Seoul.

The mystery of Buddha's missing head

2012-05-10 16:00:14

The Akshobhya Buddha's head, on the eastern wall of the Four Gates Pagoda's center pillar, was removed and stolen on the night of March 7, 1997.

Standing tall

2012-05-10 14:52:09

The Four Gates Pagoda, a stupa built about 1,400 years ago, is undergoing restoration after suffering from leaks. Zhang Zixuan reports in Jinan.

Underwater but it's not forgotten

2012-05-09 10:07:55

Zhejiang's Chun'an county government plans to revive the culture of Lion City, which has been submerged under Qiandaohu(Thousand Island Lake)since 1959 by creating a commercial street.

A wall of mementos

2012-05-09 10:06:02

A mural of photos of former residents of the submerged Lion City at the Lion City Museum in Jiangjiazhen, Zhejiang province, is the work of one man and the Lion City residents association.