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 ...

Inner Mongolia to host China West Symphony Music Festival

From Tuesday to September 22, North China's Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will host the Fourth China West Symphony Music Festival, the Chinese Ministry of Culture announced at a press conference in Beijing.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:58:39

Right Bank Art Center in Changde, Hunan Province, kicks off new exhibition featuring calligraphy from Chinese artist Xu Bing

The legendary idyllic village of Taohuayuan, or the Peach Blossom Spring, is widely known to both ancient scholars and modern people through a poem written by Tao Yuanming (365-427), a late Eastern Jin Dynasty (317-420) poet.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:58:39

Gainsbourg returns to music

French pop and film star Charlotte Gainsbourg on Friday returned to music with a dreamy electronic track co-written by one-half of Daft Punk.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 17:53:40

English language opera version of ‘Dream of the Red Chamber’ kicks off China tour to mixed reviews

The star-studded English language opera that enchanted San Francisco around this time last year, Dream of the Red Chamber, kicked off its Chinese mainland premiere in Beijing on Friday, returning to the city where the story was first written and published.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 17:53:39

'Sexual Politics' author Kate Millett dies at 82

Feminist writer Kate Millett, author of Sexual Politics, has died at the age of 82, a close friend said Friday.
Source: AFP | 2017/9/10 17:53:39

Del Toro’s fairy tale wins top prize at Venice film festival

Mexican director Guillermo del Toro's The Shape of Water, a dark fairy tale in which a mute cleaning lady falls in love with an aquatic creature, won the Golden Lion award for best film at the Venice film festival on Saturday.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 16:38:39

‘We Shall Overcome’ now public domain

A US judge handed challengers to copyrights for the civil rights anthem "We Shall Overcome" a victory on Friday, ruling that the lyrics and melody of the song's first verse do not qualify for copyright protection.
Source: Reuters | 2017/9/10 16:33:39

Sino-German Youth Festival music salon promotes culture exchange

A music salon attended by award-winning artists and young music students from China and Germany was held on Saturday night at the Steinway Hall Beijing to promote culture exchange between the two countries.
Source: Global Times | 2017/9/10 13:44:28

East meets West as Chinese designer's 'Shanghai Baroque' collection debuts at NY Fashion Week

Shanghai designer Taoray Wang's newest creations at the New York Fashion Week on Saturday were a visual feast as the beautiful clothes impressed visitors with a unique blend of Chinese and Western cultures that were manifested in the designs.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 13:35:16

Venice Film Fest ends with 'The shape of water' winner of Golden Lion

"The Shape of Water" by Mexican filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro was awarded the Golden Lion as best film at the 74th Venice Film Festival, which closed Saturday evening.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 11:28:18

Drama 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea' performed in Beijing

Actors perfrom during the children's drama "The Tiger Who Came to Tea" at the National Centre for the Performing Arts in Beijing, capital of China, Sept. 9, 2017. The drama was adapted from a children's story of the same name, which was written and illustrated by Judith Kerr. Photo:Xinhua
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 8:09:20

Mexican director wins Golden Lion in Venice

"There is a moment in every storyteller's life, no matter what age you are, when you will risk it all and do something different," Mexican director Guillermo Del Toro said Saturday evening after winning the Golden Lion Award with "The shape of water."
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/10 7:03:20

John Woo's "Manhunt" debuts at Venice Film Festival

Chinese filmmaker John Woo's new action movie made its debut here at the 74th edition of Venice Film Festival on Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/9/9 7:56:21