Bell and drum towers have been keeping time for centuries.
The best method to repair ancient books, it turns out, is older than many of the books themselves.
Cross-dressing has been an integral part of Peking Opera from the beginning and remains so today.
Actress Wang Peiyu has an honorable Peking Opera title - contemporary China's first nu lao sheng - but she is clearly uncomfortable with it.
Chinese opera performers either use masks or paint their faces. The frequent on-stage changing of masks, without the audience noticing, is a special technique, known as "changing faces".
While most TV programs focus on the traditional aspects of Peking Opera, a variety show on CCTV-11 emphasizes entertainment.
The first national competition for up-and-coming Peking Opera stars shows that it's still a much-loved art form.
Tyler Thompson is the face of change for Peking Opera.
Apiece of Ming porcelain broke a world auction record on Oct 5 when the blue-and-white vase was sold for HK$168.7 million ($21.7 million) at Sotheby's Hong Kong.
Ancient Chinese artifacts are on display at the Didrichsen Art Museum on Kuusisaari Island in Helsinki, Finland, through May.
Badminton-like shuttlecock matches grow in popularity in China and abroad.