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Laba Porridge Sweetens Prelude of Chinese Lunar New Year

Chinese people start their preparations for the Spring Festival more than 20 days ahead.

Source:|2019-01-14 17:37

Hollywood Blockbusters Look to Chinese Culture

An increasing number of Hollywood producers have in recent years released film posters for Chinese audiences, demonstrating their attention to the country’s film market.

Source:|2019-01-11 15:55

Ru Porcelain Pigs in Henan to Welcome Lunar New Year

Ru porcelain pigs in Henan welcome lunar New Year.

Source:|2019-01-08 16:45

Five Things You May Not Know about Minor Cold

Minor Cold is the 23rd solar term of the 24 traditional Chinese solar terms.

Source:|2019-01-07 16:47

Traditional Chinese Tunes Fill the Air in South Korea

Chinese musicians staged three folk music concerts in South Korea from Dec 18 to 20.

Source:|2019-01-03 10:15

Top 10 Cultural Events of 2018

Source:|2019-01-02 10:53

Fire-resistant Xuan Paper Developed for Precious Calligraphy Collection

BEIJING -- Today's Chinese artists now have the opportunity to preserve their works much longer than the masters who painted hundreds of years ago.

Source: Xinhua|2018-12-29 16:34

From Commonplace Items to Revered Cultural Icons

People in North China are not fearful of the winter cold because most homes are equipped with radiators, underfloor heating systems or central air-conditioning.

Source: China Daily|2018-12-27 15:16

Nine Things about Winter Solstice

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Winter Solstice (Chinese: 冬至), the 22nd solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 22 and ends on Jan 4.

Source:|2018-12-24 10:55

Six Novels Written by Eryue He

On Dec 15 before dawn, novelist Ling Jiefang, better known by his pseudonym Eryue He, died in Beijing at the age of 73.

Source:|2018-12-18 16:00

Long-lost Cultural Relic Comes Home

A Chinese bronze vessel some 3,000 years old that was looted and taken to the United Kingdom in the 19th century, has returned to its country of origin, officials said.

Source: China Daily|2018-12-14 11:55

Six Things about Major Snow

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Snow (Chinese: 大雪), the 21st solar term of the year, begins this year on Dec 7 and ends on Dec 21.

Source:|2018-12-07 11:51

8th Chinese Opera Festival Held in Paris

French audiences were offered a feast of traditional Chinese operas as the 8th Traditional Chinese Opera Festival in Paris was held in the French capital from Nov 26 to Dec 2.

Source:|2018-12-04 11:48

Traditional Tibetan Bathing Listed as UNESCO Heritage

Traditional Tibetan bathing for health and healing was added to UNESCO's intangible cultural heritage list on Wednesday.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-30 10:36

Chopsticks Do's and Don'ts

Chopsticks, or kuaizi in Chinese, are a pair of small equal-length tapered sticks, usually made of wood, used for eating Asian food.

Source:|2018-11-26 11:57

Seven Things You May Not Know about Minor Snow

Minor Snow, (Chinese: 小雪), the 20th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 22 and ends on Dec 6.

Source:|2018-11-22 15:51

Traditional Keepsake Gives Ethnic Group A Lift

For the Zhuang ethnic group in Southwest China, embroidered balls were once keepsakes given by lovers to show their affection.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-21 09:45

Palace Museum Adopts Modern Approaches to Promote Traditional Culture

The Palace Museum has taken new approaches, such as a TV show, music and games, to promote its cultural relics and Chinese traditional culture.

Source: Xinhua|2018-11-19 11:21

Shadow Puppets Take the Spotlight

Performances of a fading art form add a special flavor to the Wuzhen Theater Festival, Chen Nan reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-12 12:15

Eight Things You May not Know about Start of Winter

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Winter, (Chinese: 立冬), the 19th solar term of the year, begins this year on Nov 7 and ends on Nov 21.

Source:|2018-11-07 09:35

Lao She International Theater Festival Puts Beijing Center Stage

The second Lao She International Theater Festival concluded in Beijing on Nov 1, with a forum focusing on the theme of relationship among the city, its people and theaters.

Source:|2018-11-05 10:58

Kaifeng's Rich Legacy Takes A Bow

The city of Kaifeng in Henan province, which served as a capital during several dynasties, is rich in cultural heritage.

Source: China Daily|2018-11-01 09:31

The Chinese Wisdom of Dividing Time

For the Chinese people, one of the remarkable cultural events staying in their memories in the year 2016 is probably the 24 Solar Terms recognized as a World Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-29 09:49

Eight Things about Frost's Descent

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 6.

Source:|2018-10-23 10:06

Double Ninth Festival: Ancient Tales and Modern Customs

Wednesday marks the traditional Double Ninth Festival in China.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-18 14:35

Chinese Way to Have A Warm Autumn

Though people have been connecting autumn with misery and loneliness since ancient times, I believe the season is better than spring, Liu Yuxi, a renowned poet from the Tang Dynasty (618-907AD), said in his poem Words of Autumn.

Source:|2018-10-16 09:30

Battle Cold Dew Season with Chinese Pastry

Cold Dew season gets its name from the dew which is about to become frost as the weather begins to get chilly.

Source: CGTN|2018-10-09 09:42

Eight Things You May Not Know about Cold Dew

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Cold Dew, (Chinese: 寒露), the 17th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 8 and ends on Oct 22.

Source:|2018-10-08 11:04

Design Contest Brings beauty of Chinese Characters to Foreigners

The six-month-long global youth design contest focusing on Chinese characters concluded with a grand award ceremony at the 77 Theatre in Beijing on September 28, 2018.

Source:|2018-09-30 10:55

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May not Know about Autumn Equinox

Autumn Equinox lies at the midpoint of autumn, dividing autumn into two equal parts.

Source:|2018-09-25 15:29

Traditions You May Not Know about Mid-Autumn Festival in China

Mid-Autumn Festival is the second grandest festival in China after Chinese New Year.

Source:|2018-09-21 12:19

Stamp Issued to Mark Mid-Autumn Festival

China Post issued a set of stamp to celebrate the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept 15. The set, designed by Cui Jingzhe, comprises one stamp and has a nominal value of 1.2 yuan (around $0.2).

Source:|2018-09-19 10:16

Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

Culture Insider: Teachers' Day in ancient China

Source:|2018-09-17 10:06

24 Solar Terms: 8 Things You May Not Know about White Dew

White Dew, (Chinese: 白露), the 15th solar term of the year, begins this year on Sept 8 and ends on Sept 22.

Source:|2018-09-10 10:17

Martial Arts Center Conjures Kung Fu 'Magic'

The southwestern US state of New Mexico boasts its stuccoed constructions, among which one building stands out.

Source: Xinhua|2018-09-07 10:01

Culture Plays Its Part in Friendship

More than 20 participants from seven African countries demonstrated Chinese martial arts at a gala on Monday night welcoming African leaders to the 2018 Beijing Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation.

Source: China Daily|2018-09-05 10:26

Performance Brings Traditional Arts to Chongqing Campus

A group of 21 students from Chongqing University recently performed on campus in the Peony Garden to promote traditional arts among young people.

Source:|2018-09-03 11:12

Sanmenxia Culture Keywords

Sanmenxia is a prefecture-level city that sits along the middle reaches of the Yellow River, which connects China's central plain with the Northwest, an area that is bestowed with scenic landscapes.

Source:|2018-08-30 10:18

End of Heat: Things you Shouldn't Miss

The End of Heat, or Chu Shu in Chinese, is the 14th of the 24 solar terms in the Chinese lunar calendar.

Source:|2018-08-27 09:24

Ancient Tale of Love in Qixi Festival

Chocolates and shopping sprees aside, lovers across the country last week celebrated the Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, in the traditional way as well as with romantic photography.

Source: China Daily|2018-08-23 09:04

Nanyang Steamed Dishes

Nanyang steamed dishes, good in color, aroma, taste and shape, have high nutritional value.

Source:|2018-08-22 09:55

Porcelain Peonies Shine in Luoyang

Peony porcelain, a unique variety of firing porcelain in Luoyang, reflects a combination of peony imagery with Chinese porcelain culture.

Source:|2018-08-20 12:04

Culture Insider: Qixi - the Chinese Valentine's Day

Source:|2018-08-17 15:26

Multi-religious Culture in Nanyang

Religious culture in Nanyang goes back to ancient times. Buddhism, Taoism, Islam, Christianity and Catholicism are widespread in Nanyang.

Source:|2018-08-15 12:25

Si Muwu Square Vessel - The Largest one in the World

Summit of Ancient China's Bronze vessels unearthed in Yin Ruins, including sacrificial vessels, musical instruments, weapons, daily used instruments, decorations and art articles, formed ancient China's history of civilization.

Source:|2018-08-13 09:59

24 Solar Terms: 9 Things about Start of Autumn

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Start of Autumn, (Chinese: 立秋), the 13th solar term of the year, begins this year on Aug 7 and ends on Aug 22.

Source:|2018-08-08 10:08


Hulatang is a kind of Chinese traditional soup created in Henan Province but became popularised in the cuisine of Shaanxi Province. Chinese immigrants have introduced it to the United States, where it is known as spicy soup.

Source:|2018-08-01 10:15

24 Solar Terms: 7 Things You May Not Know about Major Heat

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Major Heat, (Chinese: 大暑), the 12th solar term of the year, begins this year on July 23 and ends August 6.

Source:|2018-07-26 10:05

A Taste of Culture

Students of the Confucius Institute in different countries get a flavor of China through summer camps in Beijing, Xing Wen reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-25 15:26

A Chinese Craftsman's Devotion to Ru Porcelain

Ru porcelain, one of the five great porcelain varieties from the Song Dynasty (960-1127), is distinguished by its smooth and refined sky blue glaze. Fewer than 100 complete specimens of Ru ceramics are believed to exist today, mostly in museums in China

Source:|2018-07-23 09:46

This is China: The Secrets of Tai-chi

Tai-chi is one of the many branches of Chinese Wushu, the broad term applied to the country’s various forms of martial arts.

Source: CGTN|2018-07-23 09:33

Tanghe Special: Tanghe Prepares to Commemorate Philosopher

Culture is the main strength of, and attraction to, many cities in China. One county's unique charms are based on a philosopher who will not be forgotten.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-19 10:27

Zhang Zhongjing Medicine Culture Festival

From Sept 20 to Oct 10 every year, the Zhang Zhongjing Medicine Culture Festival is celebrated in Nanyang, the capital of traditional Chinese medicine in China.

Source:|2018-07-17 13:40

Shanzhou Silo-cave Listed as Provincial Cultural Industry Demonstration Base

Shanzhou Silo-cave in Sanmenxia was recently listed as a provincial cultural demonstration base by the Cultural Department of Henan Province.

Source:|2018-07-16 09:36

Dushan Jade: One of China's Best Known Jades

Dushan Mountain, eight kilometers away from the north of Nanyang downtown area, is quite abundant in jade and ranks first in terms of its output, among China's four most famous jades.

Source:|2018-07-13 09:51

Rediscovering China's Early Civilization

Driving through Anyang's wide, dusty boulevards, you'd wonder why anybody would visit.

Source: China Daily|2018-07-12 16:44

A Craftsman's Passion for Creating Cloth Tigers

Lei Zhichao, a 54-year-old farmer from Huaiyang county of Henan province, is an intangible cultural heritage inheritor, who has been obsessed with creating cloth tigers for decades.

Source:|2018-07-11 15:45

Dietary Customs of Nanyang

Food with wheat flour as major ingredients.

Source:|2018-07-10 16:26

To Experience the Central Plains Culture with Music Ritual Zen Shaolin

A music ritual entitled Zen Shaolin is staged in the Daixian Valley of the Songshan Mountain, near the Shaolin Temple in Central China's Henan Province.

Source:|2018-07-09 16:55

Man Paints 700 Peking Opera Masks in 50 Years

An 85-year-old man in Zhangjiakou, North China’s Hebei province has been painting Peking Opera facial masks for more than 50 years.

Source:|2018-07-03 14:44

Henan Opera

Henan Opera is commonly called Henan Bangzi. The name of Henan Opera began to be used after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. Henan Opera is popular among the provinces or regions of Henan, Hebei, Shandong, Shanxi, Hubei, Ningxia,

Source:|2018-06-28 16:06

Quju Opera from Mianchi Makes A Stir in Beijing

The Quju opera Son of Mountains, designed by an opera troupe from Mianchi county in Sanmenxia, Henan province made an impressive entrance in Beijing on June 23.

Source:|2018-06-27 09:55

Couple in Henan Stick to Folk Art 'Ninigou'

Huaiyang county in Central China's Henan province, with its long history and profound culture, is the birthplace of ninigou, an art style translated literally as muddy dog.

Source:|2018-06-26 13:09

Artist Uses Paper-cutting to Tell Mulan Story

A Chinese artist incorporates traditional craft into a new book about the legend of Mulan that has made a splash overseas. Mei Jia reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 14:11

Food Fresh from the Middle Plains

Yuxiang Yuan may not be well-known among expatriate diners in Beijing but it is a restaurant that deserves to be bookmarked if you want to experience what Henan food is like.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 13:58

Ancient City's Peonies Bring in A Pretty Penny from Home and abroad

Luoyang, China's city of peonies, exported 17 million yuan ($2.68 million) worth of the flowers in 2017, official data show.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-25 13:42

Preserving Traditional Bian Embroidery

Bian embroidery, with a history of 800 years, originates from the Northern Song Dynasty. The world-famous folk art is characterized by lucid and lively color and tight needlework.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 15:07

Crossroads of Cultures

The rulers of the Northern Wei Dynasty created the Yungang Grottoes as a way to unite China's war-torn ethnic groups under Buddhism.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 14:41

Suspended in The Sky

Xuankong hanging temple at Hengshan Mountain in Shanxi is one of China's most stunning examples of ancient architecture. Sun Ruisheng and Li Yang reports

Source: China Daily|2018-06-21 14:26

Culture Insider: Children's Games in Ancient China

During ancient times, children didn't have smart phone, iPad or computer to entertain them. Instead, they came up with interesting games to play in their childhood. Let's take a look.

Source:|2018-06-21 11:54

Treats for Your Inner Dragon

Tasty rice dumplings with local variations in fillings have been a tradition of China's Dragon Boat Festival for centuries, the China Daily team reports.

Source: China Daily|2018-06-20 15:31

Chinese Festival Going Global with Dragon Boats

The Dragon Boat Festival was celebrated among overseas Chinese communities worldwide over the weekend with the specialty food Zongzi, but not necessarily a dragon boat race, both widely seen as its logos.

Source: Xinhua|2018-06-20 15:19