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Tibetan artist stirs controversy by mixing Long March imagery with Buddhist thangka paintings


While we're used to seeing colored Buddhist figures in traditional Tibetan thangka paintings, artist Dhondub Tsheten is trying to push the art's boundaries by including a major event from modern ...

Introducing China’s lesser-known contributions to UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage lists

On Wednesday, China’s 24 Solar Terms were officially included on UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Source: Global Times | 2016/12/4 18:53:39

It’s a squeeze, but Paris Impressionist museum still a hit after 30 years

It is one of the greatest and most visited art museums in the world, and the only one in an old railway station. Thirty years after the Musee d’Orsay opened its doors for the first time, it has become as much a Paris landmark as its big sister the Louvre just across the River Seine.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 18:13:39

On new album, John Legend considers love and darkness

John Legend has become known as a modern master of the ballad, probing the emotional depths behind love and discovering the darkness that lurks nearby.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 18:03:39

Burkini, Brexit leaflet on display at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum

A burkini and a Brexit campaign leaflet feature among the items added to a collection at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, reflecting the burning issues of 2016.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 17:58:39

Fund set up to protect endangered heritage sites

Representatives of around 40 countries and regions on Saturday approved plans to establish a fund to protect heritage sites in war zones and a network of safe havens for endangered artworks.
Source: AFP | 2016/12/4 17:38:39

Sci-fi scholars draw inspiration from Utopia study

The island called Utopia created 500 years ago and the futuristic outer space, which seem far away from each other, came together at a conference on Saturday in Beijing.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:17:02

China says backs int'l efforts to protect endangered cultural heritage

A senior Chinese official attended the International Conference on the Protection of Endangered Cultural Heritage, which ended on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the Chinese Embassy in the UAE said in a statement.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:16:01

St. Petersburg cultural forum highlights China-Russia culture cooperation

The fifth St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum held from Thursday to Saturday has highlighted a series of fruits yielded in the China-Russia cooperation in culture.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/4 7:15:25

Senior Chinese official calls for further development of literature, arts

Senior Chinese official Liu Yunshan on Saturday called on writers and artists to further develop Chinese literature and arts.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/3 21:14:15

Big-budget TV movie about William Shakespeare to be shot in Wales

A big-budget television drama about the early life of William Shakespeare is being filmed in Britain's Wales.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/3 8:07:25

Xi's speech on literary, artistic work published

The text of President Xi Jinping's remarks at a conference on literary and artistic work held Wednesday has been published by the People's Publishing House.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/2 18:10:16

First Hollywood entertainment tech festival held in Los Angeles

The first Hollywood Entertainment Technology Festival was held Thursday, focusing on innovation.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/2 17:09:00

China to do a remake of famous Soviet movie "Amphibian Man"

The agreement on a remake of the movie "Amphibian Man" between Lenfilm studio, Glavkino studio and the Sino-Russian Fund of Culture and Education was signed on Thursday at the St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/12/2 9:28:02