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Shui ethnic minority drama Ancient Songs at Wood Buildings' to be staged for two nights at Minzu Theater in Beijing

A dance drama about the Shui writing system - one of the most important culture heritages of China's Shui ethnic minority, a group who mostly live in Guizhou Province - will be staged at Beijing's Minzu Theater on Thursday and Friday night.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/27 19:38:40

Replicas of Tang Dynasty cultural relics seen on Xi'an street

Photo taken on Dec. 26, 2017 shows sculptures based on a kind of polo game in Tang Dynasty (618-907) in Xi'an, capital of northwest China's Shaanxi Province. A street characterized by 96 pieces of sculptures, half of which are replicas of precious cultural relics preserved in the provincial history museum, was opened here Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 8:10:05

Hand-made textile brings job opportunities for farmers in north China's Hebei

An employee works at a cloth workshop in Zanhuang County in Shijiazhuang, north China's Hebei Province, Dec. 26, 2017. In recent years, the government of Zanhuang has encouraged local residents to develop the provincial intangible cultural heritage, the traditional hand-made textile, and the move has offered job opportunities for more than 2,500 farmers.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 7:59:21

Chinese oracle bone inscriptions added to UNESCO world memory register

Chinese oracle bone inscriptions have been included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, Chinese authorities announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/27 7:43:52

Shows about tradition and culture hits of the year in China

From essay-reading program The Reader to the popular relic-focused show National Treasure, TV programs seeking to take advantage of Chinese audience's growing interest in traditional culture had a great year in 2017.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:26:20

Chinese museums shake things up in 2017

As the Internet and social media continue to change the ways people communicate with each other, traditional institutions such as museums and art galleries have been trying to find ways to present culture and their collections in new and intriguing ways that better suit the tastes of today's always connected generation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:23:39

Ministry of Culture releases report on traditional opera in China

How many types of operas are there in China today? What major changes are taking place in these local operas? A new report released by the Chinese Ministry of Culture provides the answers to these questions.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/26 19:18:39

People-oriented approach

Chinese lawmakers have called for a more people-oriented approach to improve work on cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/26 19:08:40

Director of the Palace Museum Shan Jixiang talks about the rejuvenation of Forbidden City

"My family is from the south, but I was born in the north. I've lived in many traditional courtyard homes in Beijing… but I never thought my last job before I retire would be at the door of Beijing's largest courtyard home," Shan Jixiang, director of the Palace Museum, told the Global Times.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 17:28:39

New exhibition at Today Art Museum provides platform to young Chinese artists

A new exhibition, which kicked off on Friday at the Today Art Museum in Beijing, features art works from a group of young artists.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/25 17:18:43

Small Southwest China town of Anren explores the country's past and present with new biennale

While Anren, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, has long been famous for its delicious culinary dishes made from chilled pig's blood and residences that once belonged to famous figures in Chinese history, the 1,000-year-old town is looking to a new attraction to bring in tourists - modern art.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/24 18:33:39

CAFA Art Museum exhibits renowned carvings from Li Hua

A new exhibition marking the 110th anniversary of Chinese artist Li Hua's birth is set to kick off on Wednesday at the CAFA Art Museum, the museum announced in a press statement.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 17:08:40

National Art Musuem of China exhibiting works from Qi Baishi and other reknowned Chinese artists

More than 200 artworks by some of China's most influential artists including Qi Baihi (1864-1957) - painter of Twelve Landscape Screens - went on display at Beijing's National Art Museum of China (NAMOC) on Thursday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/21 17:03:40

Streaming giant iQiyi announces new online education project

Chinese streaming platform iQiyi is looking forward to working with more educational institutions and renowned teachers over the next few years to explore the potential of online education, Geng Danhao, a senior vice president at iQiyi, announced at an education forum in Beijing on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 18:28:40

Fashionistas mourn Colette closing

They may not yet be weeping in the streets, but for French fashionistas, the closure on Wednesday of Colette, the concept store which has become a Paris style institution, ranks nothing short of a national tragedy.
Source: AFP | 2017/12/20 18:28:39

Solana lights up Beijing with annual festival

A giant colorful net sculpture more than 30 meters long and 14 meters in wide is currently hanging above one of Beijing's busiest bazaars, the Solana shopping mall. Catching the eye of passersby, the net is just one of the many attractive light installations that make up Solana's annual light festival, a collaboration between the shopping mall and the Yang Art Museum.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 18:28:39

Chen Yifei painting sets new auction record with $22 million sale

Oil painting Warm Spring in the Jade Pavilion by Chinese classic-style painter Chen Yifei (1946-2005) sold for 145 million yuan ($22 million) at a China Guardian auction in Beijing on Sunday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/12/20 17:18:39

2017 China East Lake Youth Sculptor Invitation Exhibition held in Wuhan

Photo taken on Dec. 19, 2017 shows a sculpture at the 2017 China East Lake Youth Sculptor Invitation Exhibition in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province. The exhibition displayed 60 artworks created by young sculptors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/20 15:10:38