How Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Became an Enemy of the State

Ai Weiwei's provocative art has gotten him harassed by police, thrown in detention and driven out of China. But in order to be relevant,...

Chinese Composer Plays From Rural Roots to Serenade Oscars, Golden Lions

At the turn of the millennium, the surprise blockbuster hit Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon took American and European awards shows by storm. For Tan...

Chinese silk: how is it made?

Silk is a delicately woven product made from the protein fibers of the mulberry silkworm cocoon. Silk production is a lengthy process that needs...

Beijing Brown: An Indian Comic Artist Explores Between the Lines

At a café in Beixinqiao, an emergent hipster enclave in Beijing, Krish Raghav gushes about his love for the Chinese capital — until the...

Reinventing That Old Town Sound

Dali’s Old Town in rural Yunnan province is a refuge for wayward musicians, a bastion of ethnic folk traditions, and a quiet haven for...

Memorial ceremony to worship “Yellow Emperor” held in China’s Shaanxi

The Yellow Emperor, or simply by his Chinese name Huangdi, is a deity in Chinese religion, one of the legendary Chinese sovereigns and culture...

Chinese kite and Qingming Festival

The Qingming Festival (April 4th) is a good time for kite flying. Some folklorists hold that one of the main reasons ancient people invented...

Classical Chinese Dance

Classical Chinese dance has a long history of thousands of years, and while soaking up profound wisdom from every era and dynasty, it has...

Chinese Lacquerware

Lacquer ware refers to using lacquer to paint on the surface of wares or artwork. Lacquer ware is a special product of China. Raw...

Chinese knot

Chinese Knot(Chinese:中国结) is a decorative handicraft that began as a folk art in Tang and Song Dynasties, and became popular in Ming and Qing...

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