Oracle bone script

Oracle bone script (甲骨文) was the form of Chinese characters used on oracle bones—animal bones or turtle plastrons used in pyromantic divination—in the late 2nd millennium BCE, and is the earliest known...

Mandate of Heaven

The Mandate of Heaven or Tian Ming (天命) is a Chinese political and religious doctrine used since ancient times to justify the rule of the King or Emperor of China. According to this belief, heaven (天)—which...

Li Qingzhao: the most famous female poet in Song Dynasty

Li Qingzhao was born in 1084 in modern Shandong province. She was born to a family of scholar-officials, and her father was a student of the great poet Su...

How China controls Hollywood scripts

When was the last time you watched a movie with a Chinese villain? If you can't remember, that may not be too surprising. Take the...

Four major Chinese movies will shoot in Dubai in the next few months

Four major Chinese movies will shoot in Dubai in the coming months, China Central Television host Mimi Li revealed at the official launch of...

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...

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