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New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China’s Oroqen ethnic minority


Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of ...

New book records the endangered culture and oral history of China’s Oroqen ethnic minority

Chinese-French anthropologist Yu Shuo held a delicate model of a boat made from the bark of a birch tree sewn together with leather thread. It was a classic example of the type of traditional handicraft that Yu said few people belonging to the Oroqen - or Orochen - ethnic minority still know how to make.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/27 17:43:39

Window on the Chinese dream

A book on governance written by Chinese President Xi Jinping marked the 1,000-day anniversary of its debut over the weekend. With more than 6.25 million copies in 22 languages already in print worldwide, Xi Jinping: The Governance of China has set a new record in Chinese publication history.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/27 17:18:39

Surfer memoir wins best American book prize

A surfing memoir already hailed as a classic won the inaugural Prix America Monday for the best book published in or about the US.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 17:03:39

New museum hosting Francois Pinault’s collection boosts Paris claim to be modern art capital

One of the world’s biggest art collectors unveiled Monday his plans for a spectacular new museum in Paris, cementing the city’s claim to be a modern art capital.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:53:39

Glastonbury getaway after Ed Sheeran closes festival

Tens of thousands of revelers were making the great getaway from Glastonbury on Monday after Ed Sheeran closed the world’s biggest greenfield music festival.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/27 16:48:39

Bee Gee’s disco fever comes to Glastonbury

Barry Gibb brought some Sunday afternoon fever to the legends slot at Glastonbury Festival when he entertained a huge crowd with Bee Gees hits "Stayin' Alive," "How Deep is Your Love," "Night Fever" and "Tragedy."
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 18:33:39

China Film Group’s key film project flops at the Chinese mainland box office

One of the State-run China Film Group's key film projects announced in 2015, action movie China Salesman has bombed at the box office.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/26 18:33:39

China rescues ‘Transformers’

Earning a weekend box office of 856 million yuan ($125.12 million) in the Chinese mainland, Transformers: The Last Knight has proven once again China's ability to act as a lifeline to ailing Hollywood blockbusters.
Source: Global Times - AFP | 2017/6/26 18:18:39

Benin students learn how to make kites at Confucius Institute

Benin students at the Confucius Institute of Abomey-Calavi University in Cotonou learned how to make traditional Chinese kites at a workshop held at the university on Saturday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/6/26 18:13:40

Hogwarts, horcruxes and hippogriffs: ‘Harry Potter’ series turns 20

Harry Potter turns 20 on Monday as muggle readers in gowns and glasses from Indonesia to Uruguay will celebrate the birth of a global publishing phenomenon in 1997.
Source: AFP | 2017/6/26 18:08:39

Calligraphy test -- five hours and 2,000 characters

A student takes a test at Yu Youren School of Calligraphy at Xianyang Normal University in Xianyang City, Northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, June 23, 2017. The school requires its students to complete their semester test using writing brushes, which takes about five hours to hand-write 2,000 Chinese characters.
Source: Ecns.cn | 2017/6/26 16:17:38

Filmmakers tackle movie coproduction at BRICS Film Festival

A few months ahead the BRICS Summit scheduled for September, filmmakers from the five member countries gathered in Chengdu, Southwest China's Sichuan Province, for the 2nd BRICS Film Festival to work on expanding cultural cooperation.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 17:53:41

Young Chinese artist Meng Baishen wins top honors at the 2017 Wang Shikuo Awards

The 2017 Wang Shikuo Awards were held in Beijing Saturday, with young Chinese artist Meng Baishen receiving the Artist of the Year Award.
Source: Global Times | 2017/6/25 16:53:40