A traditional Chinese architectural model exhibition kicked off on Monday at the Prince Kung's Palace Museum in Beijing.
To go with an ongoing exhibition at the China Millennium Monument, a seminar was held on Saturday with the theme of “Power of Art,” exploring how to build a beautiful image of China in cultural exchanges and spread Chinese culture.
Many visitors who have been to Beijing may have enjoyed Peking duck. Now people have more to enjoy such as canvas bags, coffee cups, badges and fridge magnets sporting duck designs, and lovely "baby duck" toys, the newest trendy souvenirs that can be found in time-honored restaurant chains.
The World Baseball Classic (WBC) is set to culminate Wednesday morning with the US going up against Japan. The success of China's East Asian neighbors stands in contrast to the Chinese national team in this sport, which suffered four consecutive defeats in the group stage. But what has surprised Chinese fans the most is that four foreign-born athletes were competing for China - US infielder Ray Chang and pitcher Alan Carter, South Korean pitcher Ju Kwon and Japanese outfielder Yusuke Masago - all of whom are ethnic Chinese.
The Inside-Out Art Museum in Beijing's Haidian district is currently holding its first significant international exhibition of 2023: Italian Contemporary Art and Artists on the Silk Road.
The Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archaeology on Monday announced that more than 10,000 ancient bamboo and wooden slips, known as jiandu, have been found at the more than 2,000-year-old Hebosuo Site in Kunming, Southwest China's Yunnan Province. Prior to the invention of paper and its widespread usage, slips of bamboo or wooden slips were tied together to form "books" that could be written upon and rolled up like a scroll.
"Don't ask me where I come from, my hometown is far away..." This line from a popular song from the island of Taiwan kicked off the highly anticipated music and cultural program Infinity and Beyond - Taiwan Edition last week. A sequel to the Hong Kong edition in 2022, the show is being broadcast on TV in the Chinese mainland and Taiwan. The program reflects the close bonds between people across the Taiwan Straits.
The 2023 Chinese mainland box office (including pre-sales) has exceeded 15 billion yuan ($2.2 billion), according to box office tracking site Dengta.
A nearly 100-year-old book about China's silk embroidery is being published as a new version with annotations from renowned Chinese scholar Shen Congwen thanks to collaboration between Beijing Yanshan Press and the Beijing United Publishing Company.
The Representation of Faust, an art exhibition that shows Chinese and Italian artists' different interpretations on the tragic play by German playwright Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is currently being held at the Carte Blanche in Beijing.
Rising stars and new musical works from China's music circles finally debuted after a one-year break at the 38th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival, injecting a booster shot into Shanghai's recovering performing arts market and becoming the first major international art festival held in Shanghai since the country optimized its COVID-19 management in January.
Chinese experts announced that they have encoded more details about how the world famous Terracotta Warriors were made, according to a report by China Central Television on Sunday.
How can art-inspired interdisciplinary studies improve research into China's ancient civilizations? This was the question discussed on Saturday at the launch ceremony for the Research Center for Art and Archaeology at the Central Academy of Fine Arts, China's only higher-education institution for fine arts under the country's Ministry of Education.
By going abroad, Chinese games and e-sports can spread Chinese concepts and worldviews to the rest of the world and showcase the charm of Chinese culture with a more confident attitude, said experts and participants when attending a seminar on games and e-sports.
Legend has it that Zao Jun (Lit: Kitchen God), one of the key Chinese domestic gods, is ordered to descend from Heaven to Earth and settle with a family, with the task to protect the family, bringing prosperity, good luck and great meals.
After 13 years, the third excavation of the Terracotta Warriors Pit 1 ended in 2022. Only a bit more than 400 square meters were excavated, accounting for 3 percent of the 14,260 square meters in Pit 1.
China's Ministry of Culture and Tourism (MCT) has announced that China will resume accepting applications for international commercial performances in China starting from Monday. This signifies that the three-year suspension of overseas performances is coming to an end and also shows that China is dedicated to embracing international cultural exchanges and providing the population with various cultural products, which will surely inject vitality into the global cultural market.
Professor Han Xiandong's new book, An Asymmetric Game: The Thirty Years of US-DPRK Relations, on the Korean Peninsula systematically examines the development of relations between the US and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) since the end of the Cold War. It delves into the meaningful interactions that have taken place between the two countries.
Botticelli and the Renaissance, a show about Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli, will be held in Shanghai in April. The exhibition, which will run from April 28 to August 27 at the Shanghai Bund One Art Museum, will be the largest Botticelli show ever held in the Chinese mainland, according to the organizer.
With colorful visual symbols and elements, an exhibition showcasing a world of flowers is now being held by Chinese artist Cranehehe in the bustling center of Beijing throughout March.
An article in The New York Times titled China Helped Raise My American Kids, and They Turned Out Fine by a US mother may partially explain why an increasing number of expat families are choosing Chinese schools for their children, given that more and more people from Western countries have been enjoying working and living in China as the country continues to expand opening-up.
The Research Center for Art and Archaeology (RCAA), a center that merges the research of art history and archaeology, was established on Saturday at the Central Academy of Fine Arts (CAFA) in Beijing.
A few days ago, the Palace Museum and the Shanghai Kunqu Opera Troupe signed a cooperation agreement on academic research, creation and promotion of the Kunqu Opera. The cooperation brought some of the 600-year-old opera plays back to life, creating an effective way to promote traditional culture.
"Botticelli and the Renaissance," a show themed on Italian Renaissance painter Sandro Botticelli will be held in Shanghai in April. It also marks the largest Botticelli-themed show in the Chinese mainland, the Global Times learned from the organizer.
UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is planning to establish a UK China Creative Industries Hub, with locations in both China and the UK to scale up exchanges between the two countries in the arts and creative industries, the Global Times learned from the UKRI at a reception event on Thursday celebrating the 15th anniversary of its office being set up in China.
The Yinxu Museum in the heart of China's "Central Plains" preserves the cultural relics that are essential to making "Chinese culture" Chinese. In 1899, an official from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) came across some mysterious inscriptions carved on some "dragon" bones being sold in a shop, thus pushing back the origin of the Chinese writing system to some 3,300 years ago.
Focusing on China's youth dance education, an exhibition about the “Taoli Cup,” the country's most notable dance achievements exhibition for youth, recently kicked off at Beijing Dance Academy in Beijing.
Deep in a forest in northwestern Cambodia, the minaret of an ancient stone city glistens in the sun, soaring skyward above the Angkor Archaeological Park. Such a treasured cultural heritage, laden with artistic designs such as bas-relief galleries that depict scenes of daily life of ancient Cambodians, has now been revived by the hands of Chinese conservators and archaeologists, symbolizing the enduring friendship and cultural connection between the two countries.
As March generally marks the booming flowering season in China, the influx of tourist crowds is also an opportunity for the rural villagers to strengthen their businesses as well.
Located in downtown Beijing, the Workers' Stadium, commonly nicknamed by the fans and the public using its Chinese name abbreviation as Gongti, has also been labeled as a symbol of the history and progress of Chinese sports.
The Jingju Theater Company of Beijing is performing 20 of the best operas in its repertoire for audiences until Sunday.
Two Japanese officials with the Japanese Olympic Committee (JOC) are visiting the venues of the Hangzhou 2022 Asian Games, the organizing committee said Wednesday.
Tuesday marked the 140th anniversary of Karl Marx's passing. In honor of this great thinker and the profound influence of Marxism on China's social development, an exhibition about the early spread of Marxism in China has opened in Shanghai.
The ongoing Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) has returned after three years as a virtual trade show, with nearly 700 exhibitors from more than 25 countries and regions. Asia's largest and most influential film market has attracted over 330 studios and companies from the Chinese mainland whose film and TV series have been well-received at the show.
The largest exhibition of Gandhara art ever held in China, showcasing the diverse cultures of Pakistan and the long history of China-Pakistani relations, kicked off at the Palace Museum in Beijing on Wednesday, receiving widespread attention at home and abroad.
It was a wonderful Sunday night for both the audience sitting in the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra Hall and the Shanghai Quartet on the stage as the internationally acclaimed string quartet was back where their chamber music legend started four decades ago.
Chunfen, or Spring Equinox – one of the traditional Chinese Solar Terms that help make up the Chinese calendar – begins on Tuesday. During this roughly two-week period, Chinese traditionally like to head out to fly kites or play a game in which they try to balance an egg to make it stand up.
The Dunhuang Textual Research Institute is expanding its online database for the Dunhuang ancient manuscripts that were unearthed in the Mogao Caves in 1900.
The Zenghouyi Bells, the world's largest set of musical bronze bells, have recently been listed as part of the fifth batch of items inscribed to the Chinese Archives and Documents Heritage List by the National Archives Administration of China.
The rapid development of technology is changing the world in every aspect, including the art world. Crypto art, art preserved as part of a blockchain in the form of non-fungible tokens, or NFTs, has stormed Beijing's CAFA Art Museum with the new Crypto Art: A New Possibility exhibition, the first international, large-scale cryptographic digital art exhibition in China.
"The philosophers have only interpreted the world in various ways; the point, however, is to change it."
Hengping Shuzhi is a 2023 non-fiction book written by Chinese documentary director Liu Junwei. The title refers to the flat horizontal and straight vertical strokes used in Chinese characters, or hanzi, which have more than 5,000 years of history.
In the spring recruitment season of 2023, more and more young people began to avoid megacities and return to their hometowns to start businesses. Their response of “I am doing fine at home” has gradually become a trend among young job seekers in China today.
The prospects for China's animation industry to go overseas are very good and it is in a critical period of expansion from animation for young children to animation for all ages.
The Top Six Archaeological Discoveries of 2022 in Northwest China's Shaanxi Province were revealed on Sunday by the Shaanxi Archaeological Society.
At the 95th Academy Awards on Sunday, Michelle Yeoh, the Malaysian actress who rose to fame in the film industry in Hong Kong, made history by becoming the first Asian woman to win Best Actress award.
The China-Japan-Korea Art Academies Paintings and Works on Paper Invitational Exhibition opened at the Art Gallery of Luxun Academy of Fine Arts on Friday in Shenyang, Northeast China's Liaoning Province.
The WebNovel Spirity Awards (WSA) 2022, awards for online literature (OL) launched by China's overseas-targeted platform WebNovel, was recently held in Hong Kong. More than 90,000 foreign language OL works were eligible for the awards.
It is a story about being far away from home for decades, then one day returning to reunite with family members and dealing with deep-rooted memories, nostalgia and homesickness.
An abstract art exhibition is being held in Beijing reflecting social changes during China's reform and opening-up in the past 45 years.
Out of his affection toward Jules Verne's most famous book Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea, Tian Xiaopeng, the Chinese director behind the breakout animated film Monkey King: Hero is Back, has created his own underwater world in his recent animated movie Deep Sea. In his own words, he defines the term ocean as a "world beyond people's imagination," which reflects the deep confusion human beings have toward modern society.
An online craze celebrating Michelle Yeoh's historical win has swept through Chinese social media after the star was crowned the Best Actress at the 95th Academy Awards on Monday, becoming the first woman of Asian descent to triumph in the category.
Congratulations to Michelle Yeoh for becoming the first Asian to win the best actress Oscar.
A new exhibition featuring paintings from renowned artist Jin Rilong has kicked off at Beijing's One Art Museum. The Jin Rilong: Inner Voice in the Universe exhibition, which runs until March 28, resents 50 representative paintings to form a timeline of the artist's decades-long career.
Three sets of bronze chimes were unearthed on Wednesday in Sanmenxia, Central China's Henan Province, during excavations of 570 ancient tombs. It marks the first time that bronze chimes dating from the Warring States Period (475BC-221BC) have been found in the city, according to the Sanmenxia City Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology.
China's fruitful intangible cultural heritage condenses the diligence, wisdom and strength of the Chinese nation. This important and significant inheritance from generation to generation has left a deep impression on Zeng Na, the 23rd generation inheritor of the traditional brewing technique for Luzhou Laojiao, a well-known Chinese baijiu that dates back 450 years to the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).
By the end of 2022, China's online literature (OL) had attracted around 170 million overseas readers, according to a report jointly published Sunday by the Global Times Research Center and China Literature Limited (CLL) - the industry's leading platform. The platform had hosted foreign language versions of 2,900 Chinese web novels by the end of 2022.
Radical changes are in store for Chinese soccer as Director of the General Administration of Sports Gao Zhidan vowed on Sunday "to cure sickness with powerful medicine."
At the ongoing Two Sessions, Peking Opera actress Dong Yuanyuan proposed integrating the art of Peking Opera with digital technology to vie for more young audiences.
Caring for national historical and cultural relics is an awareness that every Chinese should have. On Saturday, two persons were detained after staff warned them not to climb on cultural relics in Yuanmingyuan, or Old Summer Palace, in Beijing. After the incident, the park's management office carried out an inspection of the site and found that the relics had not been damaged. But still, this uncivilized behavior deserved punishment. Tourists need to bear a sense of discipline when visiting centuries-old scenic spots.
Visitors take photos of a model at the Hong Kong Flower Show at Victoria Park, Hong Kong on March 9, 2023. The show, which aims to promote horticulture and green awareness among the public, will be held until March 19, 2023 after a three-year hiatus.
Addressing the urgency to protect the numerous cultural heritages scattered across the vast rural areas in China, Hang Kan, an NPC deputy and director of the Yungang Research Institute (YRI), has proposed establishing more "small and refined" village museums to realize rural revitalization.
The city of Luoyang in Central China's Henan Province is a huge modern metropolis. However, its prominent place in China is not a recent development. More than 3,800 years ago, the land was already rich with the culture of China's first recorded dynasty - the Xia Dynasty (c.2070-c.1600BC).
In addition to entertaining, short videos can also be a studying field accelerating the spread of general knowledge to the masses. Last week, the country's "Moving China 2023 Person of the Year Award Ceremony" was held, where a group of "silver-haired knowledge broadcasters" who are retired teachers telling knowledge to their million viewers were selected as top 10 groups for their touching stories behind.
Recently, Donnie Yen, or Zhen Zidan, an action movie actor from China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, talked about Asian stereotypes in Hollywood during an interview with a foreign media outlet. He revealed his stance on the 2019 social unrest in Hong Kong. As a member of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, he also suggested that better policies be introduced to help Chinese action films tell better Chinese stories. His patriotism, upright position and confidence in Chinese culture won him big applause.
Archaeologists have found 321 tombs and burial artifacts with transregional traits dating back to Eastern Zhou Dynasty (770BC–256BC) in Houzhai village in North China's Shanxi Province, said the local archaeological institution on Thursday.
Scientists have decoded the secrets of the genes of Antarctic Krill, explaining the reason why such small creatures have been able to adapt to the extremely harsh climate of the South Pole, according to a recent report published in the journal Cell.
A seminar about China in Stories - a book series in both Chinese and English that explores China's 5,000 years of history and culture as well as decodes the country's path to modernization - kicked off in Beijing on Thursday.
"White face with a Beijinger's soul," this is the self-description of US filmmaker Andy Friend who has gained new popularity after playing the role "Mike" in the Chinese sci-fi blockbuster The Wandering Earth II.
Following the success of the domestic box-office blockbuster The Wandering Earth II, which has earned nearly 4 billion yuan ($574 million) since its release in late January, spring has been a true lucky strike for China's Film and TV (F&T) industry, allowing it to bloom again after shaking off the fatigue brought by the pandemic.
On International Women's Day on March 8, apart from sending good wishes and small gifts to women as the routine practice in many Chinese workplaces, society should focus more on the protection of women's rights to give birth at the same time as having jobs.
Built by human hands over the course of more than 2,000 years, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 20,000 kilometers across the vast lands of northern China's 15 provinces and autonomous regions.
Partially because they are getting bored of working out in the gym everyday and partly out of the simple desire to try something completely different, young Chinese are experimenting with a new way to stay healthy: Doing traditional Chinese exercises such as Tai chi and Baduanjin after work.
It was 6:30 in the morning when the sky had just turned blue and the street lamps were still on. Despite the outdoor temperature of one degree, children from the Wild Elephant Tennis Club(Wild Elephant) had been practicing in front of the tennis wall for a while in Langfang, North China's Hebei Province.
Green Plum, a love drama about two young people, has been streaming on sohu.com since Thursday. The drama tells the story of Jiang Yiyi, a graduate student majoring in artificial intelligence (AI) who is trying to bring back her deceased sister using AI technology. Along the way she happens to meet the field's expert "Zhu Ma."
Chinese researchers have discovered reefs dating back to nearly 390 million year in Ngari, Southwest China's Xizang (Tibet) Autonomous Region during a scientific expedition to the Qinghai-Xizang Plateau. The discovery is a first of its kind in the region.
"The new media platforms in the new era give me the opportunity to bring Xinjiang people's humor to audiences around the country and even the world through our short videos," Enzat Tohti, a young entrepreneur from the Uygur ethnic group who is a national political advisor from Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, said in an address at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on Tuesday, showing Xinjiang youths' confidence in front of the cameras of domestic and foreign media.
China's highly anticipated music festival is set to come back in Haikou, South China's Hainan Province in mid-March.
To celebrate the 60-year establishment of higher education courses for Chinese calligraphy, a forum was held recently in Shanghai to discuss the future of this traditional subject and the challenges teachers face. Data shows that 261 colleges and universities offering calligraphy majors nationwide.
The long underachieving sport of Chinese men's soccer finally got some good news recently, as the under-20 national team defeated Saudi Arabia 2-0 in the under-20 Asian Cup, keeping their qualifying hopes for the quarterfinals alive amid rampant scandals.
"Kung Fu Queen" Michelle Yeoh seems to be only one step away from making history at the Oscars after she won best actress at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards, which are seen as one of the most crucial steps on the path to an Oscar statuette.
CPPCC National Committee member Jiang Shengnan is a well-known scriptwriter and writer who has written a raft of prestigious works, including the ancient costume drama Legend of Mi Yue, which proved as popular as the hit Empresses in the Palace, and The Legend of Xiao Chuo, which was a hit in East Asia.
Shu Yong is super busy as a new CPPCC National Committee member, and he has submitted three proposals covering topics such as rural revitalization. He hopes to create national cultural symbols that tell Chinese stories about the new era.
A new musical commemorating Wang Luobin (1913-1996), a renowned Chinese folk collector and composer known as the "folk song king of the Northwest," will be publicly premiered in Beijing in April.
It is the first time Zhao Cong has been a member of the CPPCC National Committee, a top political advisory body in China. Zhao, president of the China National Traditional Orchestra (CNTO) and renowned pipa performer, has submitted a proposal aimed at increasing Chinese culture's international appeal.
A flourishing culture leads to a prosperous country, while a strong culture leads to a strong nation. The year 2023 marks the beginning of the full implementation of the guiding principles laid down at the 20th CPC National Congress.
An art exhibition that shows how China's traditional landscape paintings have integrated and progressed contemporary aesthetics kicked off at the He Art Gallery in Beijing on Monday.
Archaeologists recently discovered ammunition including a 210-millimeter shell from the wreckage of a ship sunk in the First Sino-Japanese War (1894-95) during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).
More than 9,000 years ago, a group of people lived in a prehistoric settlement located what is today a village in Wu-yang county, Central China's Henan Province. These people were not only hunters, fishermen and artisans, but also excellent musicians who created a splendid Neolithic culture. They constructed houses, cultivated rice, domesticated livestock, made pottery wares and bone flutes, building a homeland of idyllic beauty full of the fragrance of rice and the melodious sound of music.
With increasing cultural exchanges between the two countries, people in the US have more opportunities to learn about China and are eager to more deeply explore China's more than 5,000 years of history and fruitful culture, as well as understand Chinese people's philosophy of life and values. The Global Times interviewed three US expats residing in China, who shared their stories about the country, misunderstandings about China in the West and how they see current China-US relations and cultural exchanges.
One of the main forces of Chinese culture going global, online literature now faces some problems thanks to its rapidly growing market share. However, the situation may change. During the globally-watched two sessions, proposals to combat internet piracy and other issues are being put on the table.
A youth exhibition featuring creative and industrial manufacturing designs by artists from both the Chinese mainland and Taiwan is being held throughout March in Southwest China's Chongqing Municipality.
With the optimization of COVID-19 responses in China, one industry, which has been ignored for the past three years due to the pandemic, is now booming: the overseas Chinese tourism industry.
The Thai tourism industry is steadily recovering as the Southeast Asian country counts on the influx of Chinese tourists in 2023 to be the driving force for the improvement.
A folk culture exhibition about historical development of locks in China kicked off on Wednesday at the Zhoushan Museum in East China's Zhejiang Province.
Box-office tracking site Maoyan on Thursday revealed that the 2023 Chinese mainland box office has reached 14 billion yuan ($2.03 billion) to date, with domestic movies being the biggest contributors.
A political advisor has called for China's booming industry of interactive murder mystery games to adopt a rating system to prevent children from being exposed to pornographic and violent content. The call also includes a push for more interactive experiences about patriotism and traditional culture.
On a restaurant set, a young actress stands in front of the cameras and under spotlights, speaking and moving according to the director's instructions. "Cut!" the director calls, giving an OK gesture that says the scene has been successfully shot.
Decades ago, at age 14 or so, I longed for the spotlight and dreamed of becoming a famous actress who played the heroines in the plays and novels of literary giants William Shakespeare and Lu Xun, experiencing these different characters' lives and destinies. My teachers used to praise me for my role play in classes and my friends would often say, “Hey, do you know you really look like a Hong Kong TVB star?”
The Russian chess body, which started the application process for the transfer in April 2022, joined the Asian Chess Federation (ACF) in a general-assembly vote which saw 29 delegates vote for the move, one delegate vote against, and six delegates abstain. The final transition is scheduled to take place officially on May 1.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of China-Germany diplomatic relations, the Tsinghua University Art Museum has joined with the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden and Wittenstein Foundation's Vitra Design Museum to hold the Crossing Parallels - German Design 1945-1990 exhibition.
The latest archaeological discoveries at ancient ruins in Quxu county, Southwest China's Xizang Autonomous Region, were recently published. The discoveries, such as an eaves tile with exquisite lotus designs, allowed the site to be named as one of the Top 10 Chinese Archaeological Discoveries of 2022.