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  • Purely artistic

    2013-08-18 07:49

    For 67-year-old Huo Chunyang, a master of traditional Chinese painting, art is not just about skill but more importantly a philosophy and a lifestyle.

  • Many pieces to make a whole

    2013-08-18 07:49

    In her decades-long career, African-American quilt artist Edna J. Patterson-Petty has never used patterns, photos or drawings.

  • Ancient sounds, modern music

    2013-08-18 07:48

    Wu Na has been playing the guqin for 23 years, and is passionate about modernizing the traditional instrument.Ancient music brought back to life

  • Confucius comes to life as a man

    2013-08-17 10:29

    Nearly 2,500 years after Confucius traveled to 14 states to spread his ideas, his direct descendant has written a drama to narrate the journey.

  • Chinese musicians savor taste of tango

    2013-08-16 10:51

    Liu Shanshan's childhood was not happy. Like many Chinese children, who are pressed by their parents to study musical instruments, she played accordion for hours every day.

  • The Addams Family debuts in China

    2013-08-16 10:46

    The Broadway adaptation of American cartoonist Charles Addams' black comedy The Addams Family made its debut in China with its original English version on Aug 13.Art beat in August(16-31)

  • An artist's self-discovery in Tibet

    2013-08-16 10:27

    Living a fast-paced life in Chengdu, Li Zhaoxia found many youths in China have no belief, so she started her travel to Tibet, to seek the power of belief.

  • Ballet Swan Lake rehearsed in Taipei

    2013-08-16 09:49

    Performers from Chamber Ballet Taipei rehearse Swan Lake in Taipei, Southeast China's Taiwan, Aug 15, 2013. An adapted version of Swan Lake by Chamber Ballet Taipei will be shown here for three consecutive days from Aug 16.

  • Contemporary artist not giving up 'independence'

    2013-08-15 23:17

    Holding a red, big appointment diploma, Fang Lijun poses with his signature childlike smile upon journalists' requests, an image which looks quite similar to the recurring subject- a shaven-headed ruffian- in his many paintings.

  • Amazing colored-glaze art

    2013-08-15 10:11

    Batch production of colored-glaze in Boshan of Shandong province began in the Tang Dynasty, and began to take shape in the Ming Dynasty.

  • Shine a light

    2013-08-14 13:29

    Tuntou village has enjoyed a robust economy thanks to a thriving industry producing palace lanterns, but the intellectual property rights belong to only one person.

  • Little amateurs perform Peking Opera in Tianjin

    2013-08-14 10:13

    Little amateur performers of Peking Opera attending a national competition staged a performance here on Monday evening.