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Courses held in Lhasa to protect intangible cultural heritage

Trainees view a sculpture during a training in Tibet University in Lhasa, capital of southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 22, 2017. 23 sculptors took part in the one-month courses aiming to protect the very intangible cultural heritage.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 10:03:53

Suzhou strengthens embroidery industry

A visitor takes photos at an embroidery art museum in Suzhou, east China's Jiangsu Province, Nov. 22, 2017. Suzhou strengthened the development of its embroidery industry in recent years. At present, there are some 400 embroidery workshops and more than 40 related stores in Suzhou.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 10:02:09

Folk instrument of Dong ethnic group: handmade pipa

Hu Lingjie, a 55-year-old folk instrument maker of Dong ethnic group, tunes a pipa, 4-stringed Chinese lute, at Guangnan Village of Longsheng County, south China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, Nov. 21, 2017. Hu has worked on the making of pipa for over 30 years.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 9:34:57

Minor Snow: A forerunner of winter chills

A cold front has recently swept across China, driving out the lingering mildness of the previous season while kicking off the second solar term of the winter.
Source: CGTN | 2017/11/22 11:47:51

Miao ethnic group celebrates traditional New Year festival in S China

People of the Miao ethnic group celebrate their traditional New Year festival in Wubao Village of Jianhe County in Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 9:05:01

Unique Tibetan costumes and ornaments

Brightly costumed villagers display their costumes and ornaments in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 19, 2017. The long-standing and unique Tibetan costumes and ornaments here feature diversified styles, patterns and colors.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 9:00:25

Bullfighting held to mark harvest in Donglang Town, China's Guizhou

A bullfighting is held as part of the harvest festivities in Donglang Town of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 20, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 8:58:35

City to commemorate birthday of Neo-Confucian philosopher

A series of commemorations will be held in east China's Jiangxi Province to celebrate the 1,000th anniversary of the birth of Neo-Confucian philosopher Zhou Dunyi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:35:11

Confucius archives go digital

More than 9,000 volumes from the former residence of Confucius have gone digital.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 21:32:44

Designer Chu Yan talks about moving past ancient Chinese clothing

"True confidence is complete tolerance and acceptance of others while not losing oneself," fashion designer Chu Yan told the Global Times. Recently, she showed off her new 2018 Spring/Summer collection Xunji (Seeking the Traces) in Beijing. While the designer still places an emphasis on ancient Chinese styles, the new collection reveals an obvious bohemian streak while incorporating more modern elements.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 18:28:39

Traditional embroidered handicraft competition held in N China

A woman displays a piece of embroidery during a traditional embroidered handicraft competition in Liping County of Qiandongnan Miao and Dong Autonomous Prefecture, southwest China's Guizhou Province, Nov. 19, 2017. Over 60 women of the Miao and Dong ethnic group took part in the competition.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:13:36

Tibetans celebrate Kongpo New Year

Villagers pray for harvest in the farmland of Puqu Township in Nyingchi, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, Nov. 19, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 8:10:20

Chinese fans react to India's Miss World Manushi Chhillar

Manushi Chhillar from India was crowned the new Miss World on Saturday at a pageant event held in Sanya in South China's Hainan Province, allowing India to pull even with Venezuela when it comes to having the highest number of winners in the pageant's history.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/20 18:58:39

Josh Gad on ‘Frozen,’ Christmas and the wonder of childhood

When Frozen was being planned five years ago, its star Josh Gad was relatively unknown and its writers' grandest ambition was simply to tell a story that "didn't suck."
Source: AFP | 2017/11/20 18:13:39

Chinese company backs restoration of London's Grand Pagoda in spirit of Sino-Britain ties

Lost for more than 200 years, the Chinoiserie dragons that once decorated the Great Pagoda in London’s Kew Gardens will return to their roosting spots after a renovation project restores the pagoda to its original glory.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 17:28:40

More than 140 relics returned to Shaanxi Province after police bust smuggling ring

More than 140 cultural relics worth some tens of millions yuan were retuned to the Yongcheng Heritage Area in Fengxiang county, Shaanxi Province, after they were stolen by black market traffickers, according to Chinese media reports.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/19 17:18:39

Museum seeks to convince Indians that toilets are not dirty

A throne with a built-in commode for a French monarch takes pride of place at a New Delhi museum trying to break taboos surrounding toilets in a country where such convenience remains a sensitive issue.
Source: AFP | 2017/11/19 17:13:39

Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg starts with graphic, musical performances

The ongoing Chinese Opera Festival in St. Petersburg has enchanted local audience with graphic performance, exhibition and educational program.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/18 10:20:21