The ‘bride price’ in China keeps rising. Some villages want to put a cap...

The new rule was taped onto doorways around town: Officials were limiting what a groom-to-be could pay for a bride. The going rate was about...

Game of Thrones-like series, The Story of Yanxi Palace, takes China by storm with...

An attempted murder by poison, vengeful scheming by those ready to do anything to achieve power, tragic love stories and plot twists that keep...

‘Crazy Rich Asians’ Has Soared, but It May Not Fly in China

“Crazy Rich Asians,” the first major Hollywood studio release in 25 years with an all-Asian cast, has been hailed as a breakthrough in the...

Understanding Chinese culture: the challenge to the West

In the past three decades, the world has observed a major transformation of China’s society, economy and position on the world stage. China has become...

Producers yank China’s costliest movie from screens after three meagre days at the box...

The producers of Asura, the most expensive Chinese film ever made at 750 million yuan (US$112 million), decided to pull it from theatres on Monday...

‘Not your prom dress’: why a Chinese dress set off a cultural debate about...

Yet again a dress has sparked a furious debate over cultural appropriation in the US, this time after a high school graduate wore a qipao,...

Teenager’s Prom Dress Stirs Furor in U.S. — but Not in China

When Keziah Daum wore a Chinese-style dress to her high school prom in Utah, it set off an uproar — but not because of...

Dog dressed in human clothes sits on throne at Chinese worshipping festival

The world ruled by dogs may seem like an impracticable utopia for canine lovers, but in China they have turned that doggy dream into...

Women in Traditional China

In China from very early times, men have been seen as the core of the family. The ancestors to whom a Shang or Zhou...
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Ancient China’s “Virtuous” Women: Three Obediences and Four Virtues

“Female virtue schools” have been known to make headlines in China’s media. In the name of spreading Chinese traditional culture, they promoted “virtues” like “never quarrel...

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