Chinese publishers set off in daring new direction to boost flailing Russian literature publication industry in China

When asked to name a few Russian books published within the past decade that have become bestsellers in China, Chinese publishing industry veteran Zhang Hongbo admitted that he couldn't name ...

‘Charlie and the Chocolate Factory’ hero ‘was black boy,’ according to Roald Dahl’s widow

The hero of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory book was originally written as a black boy, the author's widow told the BBC on Wednesday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/14 15:53:40

Artists from China's Taiwan perform at Silk Road Intl Arts Festival

Actresses of Dunqing Troupe from southeast China's Taiwan perform dancing during the 4th Silk Road International Arts Festival in Xi'an, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, Sept. 13, 2017. A total of 184 stage shows are performed by artists from more than 20 countries and regions at the arts festival that will last till Sept. 21.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/14 15:11:05

Six major exhibitions bring ancient Chinese masterpieces and Hungarian royal collection to Beijing’s Palace Museum

If you are interested in viewing some rare ancient artworks, you will certainly have plenty of opportunities to do so at the Palace Museum in Beijing this month. Among the more notable works making their debut at the Beijing museum later this month is a legendary 11.9-meter-long Song Dynasty (960-1279) landscape painting by an 18-year-old court artist that has only been displayed three times in the past six decades.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 19:03:39

Norwegian artist Henrik Placht weighs in on his experiences in N. Korea

In an interview with the Global Times, published on Tuesday, Traavik went into detail about some of the difficulties and negative situations he had encountered trying to carry out the project amid current international tensions. After reading the article, Norwegian artist Henrik Placht, one of the artists who took part in the project, wrote in to present his take on the experience.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:38:40

‘Sheikh Jackson’ moonwalks into Toronto International Film Festival

Egyptian director Amr Salama pays homage to the late Michael Jackson in his new film Sheikh Jackson, a tale of how a young imam struggles to reconcile his desire to be a better Muslim with his love for the King of Pop.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/13 18:33:39

Indian sinologist releases Hindi edition of 'My Tryst with China'

The Hindi edition of My Tryst with China, written by sinologist B. R. Deepak, was released Tuesday at Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) in New Delhi.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 18:23:39

China’s Ministry of Culture announces new five-year work plan dedicated to the protection of ancient books

China's Ministry of Culture released a work plan outlining a projected aim at protecting ancient books as part of the country's 13th Five-year Plan (2016-20) on Wednesday. This is the very first five-year plan to focus on protection of ancient books in China, according to the ministry's press release.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:18:41

Chinese architect Zhang Ke wins 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal

Chinese architect Zhang Ke has been awarded the 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal, one of the most internationally recognized architecture prizes, Finland's Alvar Aalto Foundation announced Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 18:18:40

Chinese artist Xing Danwen reconstructs reality in 'Captive of Love' exhibition at Red Brick Art Museum

It is the largest showcase of artist Xing Danwen's art in her entire career. Her new exhibition, Captive of Love, at Beijing's Red Brick Art Museum not only displays many of the photographs that have made her a much talked about name in Chinese art circle, but also features a number of her installation works and videos, most of which were created during the earlier parts of the 50-year-old's career.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/13 18:18:39

A big world in the hands of miniature carving artist

Artist Ran Longquan looks at a miniature carving with the help of a magnifying glass in his studio in Kunming City, the capital of Southwest China’s Yunnan Province, Sept. 12, 2017. Ran, 60, was born into a family of carpenter and developed an interest in art at a young age. He began working on miniature carving in the 1980s and has become a master at carving vivid sculptures out of grains of rice, nuts and hair.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 14:30:00

Chinese architect Zhang Ke wins 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal

Chinese architect Zhang Ke was awarded 2017 Alvar Aalto Medal, one of the most internationally recognized architecture prizes, Finland's Alvar Aalto Foundation announced on Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/13 6:30:26

Blondie backs experimental eco-fashion in London show

Blondie star Debbie Harry took to the London catwalk Monday to support sustainable fabrics created by VIN + OMI, designers experimenting with everything from environmentally-friendly latex to leather-style mushrooms.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/12 18:33:39

Foreign scholars discuss challenges teaching and learning Chinese

Twenty-seven young sinologists from 26 countries and regions, many of them Chinese language teachers from universities and veteran translators of Chinese academic and literature works, shared their experiences teaching and studying Chinese language, politics and culture at a Beijing seminar on Monday.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/12 18:28:39