Learning to refuse toasts in the season of ganbei

2012-01-26 09:05:16

With people loading up on food and drink during Spring Festival, some worry that "the ganbei culture" and heavy drinking at banquets will ruin their holidays and health.

Dragons in varied sizes and shapes

2012-01-26 09:00:38

10 artists have exhibited their dragons on the dragon in an open space of a shopping mall in Jinqiao in Shanghai's Pudong New Area.

Enter the Dragon

2012-01-26 08:56:20

What is Spring Festival without a dragon and lion dance? To get a real feel of this fascinating art, visit Sanlin in Shanghai, writes Zhang Kun.

Year of the Dragon tips scales of show

2012-01-20 11:12:44

The Year of the Dragon is swooping into 2012 with the zodiac creature as the subject matter of an art exhibition from Jan 18-March 20.

He's the joker in the pack

2012-01-20 10:57:27

Terms kaixiang (opening the box) and fengxiang (sealing the box) refer to the first and the last shows of traditional Chinese folk artists before and after the Lunar New Year.

Institute trains teachers to promote Chinese language, culture

2012-01-18 10:01:32

In a classroom at Pace University, students are learning to bargain in Chinese for a couple of embroidered purses.

When Chinese New Year becomes like a slasher movie

2012-01-17 09:47:35

More than Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Western world, Chinese New Year means a family reunion and the sweet and sour complexity of it all.

From Inner Mongolia to New York

2012-01-16 13:40:29

The clear, young voices of the grasslands of northern China will ring out in New York's Lincoln Center of the Performing Arts on Jan 24 when the Quintessenso Children's Choir takes the stage.

Play banks on commercial past

2012-01-13 17:20:42

After more than two years of preparation, the National Center for Performing Arts's original drama, Wangfujing, will hit the stage.

Secrets of playing with piles of tiles

2012-01-13 17:20:18

A two-session workshop offers participants an opportunity to sharpen their mahjong skills.

NCPA's birthday gifts

2012-01-13 17:18:32

The National Center for the Performing Arts (NCPA) has just celebrated its fourth anniversary.

A new take on the old

2012-01-13 17:18:17

The show comprises excerpts of six classic plays by Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), one of the traditional art form's greatest masters.