Fan of literature

2012-08-01 10:51:08

Gu Duhuang is thrust into the spotlight as his family's ancient book collection set a record high price at a Beijing auction in June.

Guoyun Lou's rare collection

2012-08-01 10:47:53

Guoyun Lou's ancient book collection is one of the rarest to go under the hammer, at Beijing International Council Auction.

Opinions fly now the Games have begun

2012-08-01 10:43:18

While some seemed bemused by the humor of the Opening Ceremony, one of my colleagues was knocked out when the "Queen" was pushed out of a helicopter by James Bond.

Making friends and influencing German people

2012-07-31 13:08:07

For Hu Chunchun, 40, director of the Confucius Institute in Hanover, Germany, life at the institute is more interesting than his teaching career.

Building a bridge across cultures

2012-07-31 11:11:44

Carsten Krause, the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg in Germany, is more than happy to renew his five-year contract with the institute.

Vision possible

2012-07-31 11:02:50

Almost blind, Jin Wei didn't let this stop him from pursuing his love for photography.

It's ladies first for me even in an age of equality

2012-07-31 09:56:35

In today's age of equality, does the tradition of "women and children first" still apply?

Fabulous foreign talent

2012-07-31 09:35:38

He's from the United States, she's from Canada, and they sang their way into the hearts of their Chinese fans.

Tribute to Teresa

2012-07-30 14:50:14

The Southern Taiwan Pops Orchestra will bring together two dozen Teresa Teng songs as an orchestral suite.

Big Bang rocks

2012-07-30 14:48:36

The South Korean pop band Big Bang will hold a concert in Beijing.

Singing in chorus

2012-07-30 14:47:45

The National Center for the Performing Arts will host its annual chorus festival from Aug 2 to 11.

Uni ready for next ET

2012-07-30 14:40:56

The UK's Edinburgh University is planning to enroll thousands of students this month on a course to learn how to search for aliens.