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2nd Guizhou Dragon Dance Contest held in SW China

A team performs in Guizhou Dragon Dance Contest at Anlong County in southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 23, 2017. The 2nd Guizhou Dragon Dance Contest was held here on Sunday. Fifteen dragon dance teams from different provinces attended this event.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/25 8:01:51

Symposium on China Studies promotes mutual understanding

Could China's Song Dynasty (960-1279), a period of time often ignored by Western scholars, be considered the world's first Renaissance? Why is food the first thing everyone brings up when talking about China? Was there only one Silk Road…
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/24 18:03:39

Artist Colin Chinnery tries to restore the lost audio of old Beijing

The shouts of vendors peddling their wares on the streets, the tweets of pet birds being taken out for a walk, the ringing of bells attached to roving rickshaws… close your eyes and listen to the sounds being played in a small room at the Shijia Hutong Museum in central Beijing and you will think that you have somehow traveled back in time several decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/23 18:08:39

Founder of Taiwan’s Eslite Bookstore passes away, remains an inspiration for bookshops struggling against a digital future

On Wednesday, My Time in Eslite - the autobiography of Robert Wu (Wu Ching-yu), the founder of Eslite, the largest bookstore chain on the island of Taiwan - reached bookshelves.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/20 18:53:39

UK, China remember literary icon Jane Austen 200 years after her death

Two hundred years after Jane Austen's death, Britain is celebrating one of its best-loved authors, who combined romance with biting social commentary that still speaks to fans around the world.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/7/18 17:28:39

People enjoy torch festival in southwest China's Sichuan

People dance around a bonfire during the torch festival of the Yi ethnic group in Zhaojue County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, July 17, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/18 15:23:47

Hindu women offer prayers on Shrawan Somvar in Kathmandu, Nepal

A Hindu woman offers prayers on Shrawan Somvar at Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, July 17, 2017. Mondays or Somvar in the month of Shrawan are considered auspicious for Hindu women as they fast and offer prayers to Lord Shiva for the long and prosperous life for their husbands or chance to find a good one.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/18 15:22:32

Traditional worship fair held in NW China's Qinghai

A man performs a dance during a fair in Guomari Village, Tongren County, northwest China's Qinghai Province, July 16, 2017. Local residents of Tibetan and Tu ethnic groups held a traditional worship fair that has more than 1,400 years of history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/18 15:21:23

Zheng Gao shares his passion for the art of handcrafted Chinese folding fans

The first people to develop foldable handheld fans probably never imagined their invention would go on to represent the culture of a nation. In a similar vein, fan maker Zheng Gao also never imagined he would become an important inheritor of traditional Chinese foldable fan culture.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/17 17:58:39

Ethnic embroidery show in SW China's Yunnan

A woman of Yi ethnic group shows the embroidery to a tourist in Yiren Ancient Town in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 16, 2017. More than 60 folk embroidery workers gathered in Chuxiong for an ethnic embroidery show on Sunday. With typical Yi ethnic style, they embroider the clothes with images of plants and animals.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/17 13:50:54

US university researchers detect patterns of adding figurative meanings to vocabulary

Researchers at two US universities have mapped 1,100 years of metaphoric English language and detected patterns in how English speakers have added figurative word meanings to their vocabulary.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/17 7:39:30

Celebrating the anniversary of the Tanzania-Zambia Railroad

TAZARA. It is a word forged from three different peoples that cannot be found in any dictionary.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/16 17:48:40

Final competition of ethnic dress festival held in SW China's Yunnan

Contestants from Lijiang City show their ethnic dressing during an ethnic dress festival held in Chuxiong Yi Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Yunnan Province, July 14, 2017. The final competition of the ethnic dress festival was held in Chuxiong on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/16 7:45:09

Chinese Confucius museum to house over 700,000 relics

A Confucius museum under construction in the hometown of the ancient Chinese educator will be home to more than 700,000 relics, including well-known Confucius family documents, sources with the museum said Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/15 19:20:02

Late British sinologist John Chinnery’s wife talks about her husband’s dedication to traditional Chinese Ping Opera

Eighty-six-year-old Chen Xiaoying smiled as she showed off a photo of a group of Chinese Ping Opera, or Pingju, performers in full costume standing next to her late husband John Chinnery, a British sinologist who once served as head of the Chinese Department at Edinburgh University for over 25 years and who dedicated more than 50 years of his life to researching Pingju.
Source: Global Times | 2017/7/13 18:08:40

Buddhists carry out religious ceremony in Henan

Buddhists in Henan province held a grand religious ceremony on July 12. Thousands of believers passed a drawbridge crossing a local river, worshiping a 68-meter-tall statue of Guan Yin, an East Asian bodhisattva.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/7/13 14:10:58

French fashion house Lanvin names Olivier Lapidus as new artistic director

French designer Olivier Lapidus has been appointed artistic director of Paris label Lanvin following his predecessor's resignation from the troubled fashion house.
Source: AFP | 2017/7/11 17:08:40

People of Miao ethnic group celebrate rain praying festival in SW China's Guizhou

People of Miao ethnic group attend a ceremony to celebrate the rain praying festival in Jianhe Town of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, July 10, 2017. The festival is celebrated for good weather and harvest.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/7/11 15:14:58