Nanjing was the ancient capital of six dynasties in China, and in August, it will come under the limelight again as the host city of the 2nd Asian Youth Games. Its rich history and cultural heritage are sure to impress first-time visitors.
One day in June, an artist who describes himself as an "architect for the contemporary bird" appeared before an empty storefront in Lower Manhattan, climbed a ladder and took measurements for his next masterwork.
Joyce Poole has been a lifelong campaigner against the ivory trade and the killing of elephants that goes with it. Her fascination with the animal began at age 6, when her father moved the family from the United States to Kenya, and quickly grew when as a teenager she began to study their behavior.
Colorful embroidery, fine silver ornaments, masks and lacquer wares were among the abundant handicrafts on display at the 798 Art Zone in Beijing recently. The just-concluded Amazing Guizhou was the province's third annual handicraft exhibition in Beijing. This year, the show focused on wax printing, which is also a folk art of the Miao ethnic group in Guizhou. The province has the second largest variety of ethnic minority groups, such as the Miao, Dong and Shui ethnic groups. Each ethnic group specializes in one or several particular handicraft, which they presented to the audience during the exhibition. Traditional handicrafts from Guizhou have been enjoying growing popularity in the international arena. Every year, craftsmen from Guizhou head to Europe to promote their rich and distinctive folk customs and cultures.