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  • Hidden histories meet modern marvels

    2012-06-01 09:15

    March 2011's trial opening after the National Museum of China's large-scale renovation and expansion captivated the public.

  • When iron is ink

    2012-05-31 09:08

    The high aesthetic value of iron pictures has attracted collectors for 300 years. But the unique art form of Wuhu, Anhui province, is losing its luster.

  • Fragrant Hills temple to be restored

    2012-05-30 14:16

    A restoration project for the Fragrant Hills' Yong'an Temple complex was launched on May 29.

  • Discovering the devout soul of our similarities

    2012-05-28 16:43

    Sun Ziyu sees strong parallels between the principles guiding the Communist Party of China and Buddhism.

  • Buddhist teaches Zen of Google

    2012-05-21 13:31

    All the toys and perks belie the frenetic pace here, and many employees acknowledge that life at Google can be hard on fragile egos.

  • Yungang Grottoes in Shanxi

    2012-05-18 15:31

    The Yungang Grottoes were built against the mountain and extend about 1 kilometer from east to west.

  • Crafty girls, beautiful handwork

    2012-05-18 14:54

    Embroiderers make coarse cloth in Guxian county, Shanxi province.

  • Confucius in the 21st century

    2012-05-17 13:11

    The thinker and his philosophies are as relevant today as they ever were, Chitralekha Basu finds on a visit to his homeplace in Qufu, Shandong province.

  • Nanjing stories

    2012-05-17 13:09

    Nanjing is replete with history. But, our reporters, Chitralekha Basu and Song Wenwei, were intrigued by much more.

  • Mongolian culture courses taught in Hohhot

    2012-05-16 14:43

    A growing number of schools in Inner Mongolia are offering courses on the Morin Khuur. Local educational authorities hope to preserve the Mongolian indigenous culture.

  • Shadow play staged in Chengdu

    2012-05-16 14:31

    Shadow play, also known as shadow puppetry, is a folk performing art originating in China. It is an art form combined with painting, carving and folk cartoons.

  • Video: Velvet bird of old Beijing

    2012-05-16 10:17

    The velvet bird is an ancient Chinese art form that originated in Beijing. Once a craft mastered by many, few people in China have the skills to create them. One of those people is Cai Zhiwei.