Drumming up interest

2011-04-13 07:55:13

The First International Bronze Drum Festival, in Donglan, highlighted the cultural importance of the instrument to the Zhuang and Yao ethnic groups.

Jinsha find proves ancient sun worship

2011-04-12 08:01:59

Sharp-eyed visitors to Chengdu, capital of Sichuan province, may have noticed a circular golden emblem.

Steelyard craftsman in central China

2011-04-11 15:46:12

Steelyard has gradually disappeared from people's daily life as platform balance and electronic balance become popular nowadays.

Liang home 'never under threat'

2011-04-11 08:03:25

Authorities in Xicheng district have dismissed media reports claiming they planned to demolish a former home of Liang Qichao, a popular historical figure.

Light of hope

2011-04-08 11:36:21

As a third generation Beijing palace lantern craftsmen and one of the few well-known lantern masters in China, Zhai's superb craftsmanship never lacks admirers.

Youths help keep Tibetan Opera alive

2011-04-07 14:09:10

The Tibetan Opera class was started in 2008, to carry on the traditional opera among young people and to promote Tibetan art.

China takes pole position in auctions

2011-04-07 12:03:46

The global art market has undergone a sea change with China taking the pole position in auctions from the United States and the United Kingdom.

Rare collections of the Ming and Qing Dynasties

2011-04-06 14:48:16

The object is exquisitely shaped and original in workmanship, and is a perfect example of gold-jade combination sculptures.

Tribute to a grassroots leader

2011-04-02 07:51:35

Qingming Festival, or Tomb Sweeping Festival, on April 5, is when Chinese pay tribute to their ancestors by visiting and cleaning their gravesites.

Out with the old, in with the new

2011-04-02 07:51:35

With modernity blazing through the city like an out of control steamroller, they argued, what will be left of China's past?

Yingxian Wooden Pagoda to apply for world cultural heritage

2011-03-29 10:58:29

The Yingxian Wooden Pagoda, also named Sakyamuni Pagoda of Fogong Temple, is to apply for the world cultural heritage site.

A bronze battle-axe that evokes a smile

2011-03-29 07:54:27

The on-going exhibition, The Art of Chinese Bronze Wares, at the National Museum of China, offers a rare look at the sense of humor of its ancient creators.