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  • Preserving the fine art of needling

    2012-08-06 09:59

    Despite the growing popularity of acupuncture in Western veterinary treatment, most practitioners are not fully maximizing this ancient Chinese healing art.

  • Using Sugar to Paint Figures

    2012-08-03 15:46

    The sugar painting is just paintings made of sugar, which can not only be eaten but also appreciated.

  • Feature: Chinese Culture Day bridges hearts of children from different cultures

    2012-08-03 09:51

    The Chinese community in Denmark celebrated its cultural roots at the first ever Chinese Culture Day with artistic performances by 100 children from across China.

  • Culture: Xanadu – the rise and fall of a dynasty

    2012-08-02 16:05

    Learn more about Xanadu, a place described by Venetian traveler Marco Polo, romanticized by English poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge, which is the only intact evidence of the rise and fall of the Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368).

  • Cultural Tip: Chopsticks

    2012-08-02 10:39

    Foreigners are often surprised at how Chinese can use the stick-like ustensils so skillfully. Many even feel proud of their being able to use them to eat.

  • Commercialization of historic homes stirs controversy

    2012-08-02 10:39

    Inside an old-fashioned courtyard in the downtown of Nanning, waiters are serving customers with elaborately cooked dishes.

  • Centuries-old Tibetan calligraphy kept alive

    2012-08-02 10:38

    At 38, Dawa Tsering often recalls with fondness how hard he used to practise Tibetan writing as a child.

  • Torrential rains damage cultural relics in Gansu's grottos

    2012-08-01 10:58

    Rain-triggered flooding and mudslides have seriously damaged cultural relics dating back more than 1,000 years at a temple's grotto in northwest Gansu province.

  • Culture: Kangweihua

    2012-07-31 15:39

    Discover the beauty of kangweihua, the painting drawn around the walls of a kang, which is a kind of brick bed widely used in northern China.

  • Kang'wei'hua

    2012-07-31 15:08

    The Kangweihua is a painting drawn around the walls of a Kang, brick-built bed widely used in northern China.

  • Making friends and influencing German people

    2012-07-31 13:08

    For Hu Chunchun, 40, director of the Confucius Institute in Hanover, Germany, life at the institute is more interesting than his teaching career.

  • Building a bridge across cultures

    2012-07-31 11:11

    Carsten Krause, the director of the Confucius Institute at the University of Hamburg in Germany, is more than happy to renew his five-year contract with the institute.