Pearl on the Yangtze

2011-06-10 11:36:01

Wuxi is a classic jiangnan (south Yangtze River) city, with a beautiful landscape and stunning Chinese gardens. To the Chinese people this city of grace and vitality is known as the "pearl of Taihu Lake".

Angels and demons in Song figure painting

2011-06-07 08:12:05

Every week we look at a work of art or a cultural relic that puts the spotlight on China's heritage.

New geological museum rocks the cradle of the Party

2011-05-26 07:58:09

Jiaxing, a small city whose claim to fame comes from its legacy as the Communist Party of China's cradle.

Portraits of the past

2011-05-25 07:50:09

A century ago, August Plemenick, an Austrian traveling in Beijing, sat on a stone step surrounded by weeds.

A classic tale of two halves

2011-05-24 07:54:45

Every week we look at a work of art or a cultural relic that puts the spotlight on China's heritage.

Rare ceramics at Christie's spring sales

2011-05-10 08:00:10

Several rare ceramics will highlight Christie's spring sales in Hong Kong among which a Qing Dynasty famille rose vase deserves special attention.

No denying the Holocaust

2011-05-10 08:00:10

A recent production of Then They Came for Me in Beijing underlines the importance of not forgetting the lessons of history.

Ancient jade still has magic to enthrall

2011-05-04 08:01:03

The Chinese have a special affection for yu, or jade in English, that foreigners cannot match. A jade exhibition at Beijing Art Museum traces this love back to its origin at the beginning of Chinese civilization.

Experience this right royal treat

2011-04-26 07:57:35

Former residence of Qing Dynasty nobleman offers hotel guests insights into the life and times of an old imperial capital

Shining some light on oil lamps

2011-04-26 07:55:41

Pollution control and energy conservation may be the buzzwords of the 21st century, but hundreds of years ago, the Chinese seemed to know a thing or two about them.

Sauropods, grazing their way to gigantic

2011-04-24 08:05:25

No dinosaurs were quite like the sauropods. They were the biggest land animals ever, consuming everything in sight.

Retiree weaves new career with knots

2011-04-20 07:56:50

Liu Liming's love of Chinese knots has bound her to a craft that has been listed as part of the nation's intangible cultural heritage for the past 20 years.