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Palace Museum Academy inaugurated in Shanghai

The Palace Museum Friday inaugurated its fifth branch institute, in partnership with Shanghai-based Tongji University.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/27 11:45:19

Tibetans in Lhasa embrace holy month of Saga Dawa

Tibetans on Friday embraced the first day of the fourth month in the Tibetan calendar, which marks the beginning of the holy month of Saga Dawa, the anniversary of Buddha's birth, enlightenment and death.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/27 0:01:38

Zongzi made in China's Zhejiang to greet Dragon Boat Festival

Photo taken on May 25, 2017 shows steamed Zongzi, a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in Songyang County, east China's Zhejiang Province. The Dragon Boat Festival of this year will fall on May 30.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 11:00:54

Nepal celebrates Bhoto Jatra festival

Police personnel attend the celebration of the Bhoto Jatra festival at Jawalakhel in Lalitpur, Nepal on May 25, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/26 9:05:48

Chengdu intangible cultural heritage festival opens in June

The 6th International Festival of Intangible Cultural Heritage will kick off in Chengdu, capital of Southwest China’s Sichuan Province, from June 10 to 18, festival organizers announced at a press conference on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/23 18:58:40

Foreign students make "zongzi" to mark upcoming Dragon Boat Festival

Foreign students learn to make "zongzi", a pyramid-shaped dumpling made of glutinous rice wrapped in bamboo or reed leaves, in celebration of the upcoming Dragon Boat Festival at Hebei University of Engineering in Handan, north China's Hebei Province, May 22, 2017.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:22:03

Rato Machhendranath Festival celebrated in Lalitpur, Nepal

People participate in a celebration of the month-long Rato Machhendranath Festival in Lalitpur, Nepal on May 22, 2017. Rato Machhendranath is known as the god of rain and both Hindus and Buddhists worship Machhendranath for good rain to prevent drought during the rice harvest season.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/23 8:18:26

Curtain closes on ‘greatest show on earth’

Ringling Bros. & Barnum and Bailey, America's best-known circus, has staged its final show after 146 years, marking the end of an era brought on by animal rights advocates.
Source: AFP | 2017/5/22 21:48:40

Japan’s Matsuyama Ballet brings ‘White-Haired Girl’ back to Chinese mainland

During their 15th visit to China last week, the husband-and-wife heads of Japan's Matsuyama Ballet Company, Tetsutaro Shimizu and Yoko Morishita, became red-eyed at the mere mention of Beijing's Great Hall of the People, the place where the troupe were to perform the ballet White-Haired Girl, their best-known work in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/22 17:33:39

Delving into China’s dinosaur graveyard – Erenhot

On May 19, the China Post issued Chinese Dinosaurs, a set of themed postage stamps featuring seven dinosaurs whose fossils were first discovered in China.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/21 19:33:39

Hanzhong Mianpi: Specialty dish in NW China's Shaanxi

Photo taken on May 18, 2017 shows the Hanzhong Mianpi in Hanzhong, northwest China's Shaanxi Province. Hanzhong Mianpi, a noodle-like Chinese snack made from wheat or rice flour, is a specialty dish named for the city of Hanzhong and served hot with garlic and hot chili oil.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:05:08

Nostalgic man makes building miniatures

Zhao Fuhua shows miniatures of buildings he made based on those originally in the old town of Xiangyang City, Central China’s Hubei Province. Zhao, 47, has strong emotions toward the past and says it is a pity that many old buildings were demolished during the urbanization of recent years. He hand-makes models of the old houses on a scale of 1-to-30 using wire, wood sticks and other used materials to best represent the details. He later joined a group of six young people who are making 3D models of the lanes and roads in the old town.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/20 10:02:56

Beijing celebrates International Museum Day with relics from China’s top archaeological sites

A bronze shaped like a wild goose unearthed from the sacrificial altar of the tomb of Qinshihuang (259BC-210BC), the first emperor of China, and a gold plate with deer patterns that once belonged to ancient Xianbei aristocrats are among the many rarities on display at the Splendor and Beauty: The Archaeological Finds in Recent 20 Years in China exhibition at the Capital Museum in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/18 18:18:39

National gifts for the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation revealed

During the Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation held in Beijing on Sunday and Monday, China presented world leaders and their spouses with official gifts as thanks for their participation. According to a report posted to the Beijing Daily's WeChat blog capitalnews, the gifts consisted of a carved lacquer plate, a cloisonné canteen, a cloisonné container shaped like an ancient food vessel known as ding, a round lacquer box containing a silk scarf and a scarf ring and a silver cloisonné container with a jade inlaid lid, as well as a jewelry box made using a combination of several traditional Chinese handicraft.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/17 21:02:06

Egyptian mummies from British Museum to go on display in Hong Kong

Six Egyptian mummies from the British Museum will be put on display at the Hong Kong Science Museum, offering visitors an opportunity to explore ancient Egypt from a "scientific angle," museum officials announced Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/17 18:23:39

Dunhuang Academy, British Museum sign cooperation agreement

China’s Dunhuang Academy and the UK’s British Museum signed a memorandum of cooperation on Monday, the Cultural Heritage Bureau of Gansu Province announced on Tuesday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/5/16 18:18:39

13th China (Shenzhen) Int'l Cultural Industrial Fair concludes

Photo taken on May 15, 2017 shows a diamond decoration at the 13th China (Shenzhen) International Cultural Industrial Fair in Shenzhen, south China's Guangdong Province. Turnover of the International Cultural Industries Fair (ICIF) that ended in Shenzhen on Monday hit 224 billion yuan (about 32.5 billion U.S. dollars), up 10.28 percent on the previous year.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/16 9:23:03

After centuries, religions still active in port on Maritime Silk Road

Quanzhou in east China's Fujian Province was the country's major port for foreign trade during the Song and Yuan dynasties (960-1368).
Source: Xinhua | 2017/5/13 12:34:32