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Tang Dynasty epitaph found in north China

Archaeologists have found an epitaph dating back to the year 757 during the Tang Dynasty (618-907) in north China's Hebei Province.

Miao embroidery brings cash, comradeship for elderly villagers

A group of grandmothers sit in front of a traditional-style dwelling in southwest China, deftly sewing colored thread into a piece of blue cloth and occasionally bursting into peals of laughter.

Artist paints a picture of hope

Rural vistas and people's resilience key themes in impressive body of work.Painter Shen Shihui, who was born in Tianjin, didn't visit his father's hometown in Tianping village, Xiuwu county, Henan province, until he was a middle school student in the 1970s. He was immediately impressed by the landscape, as the village was on the mountainside, and at the foot of the mountain, there was a running brook.

Australian Fashion Week kicks off in Sydney

The Afterpay Australian Fashion Week (AAFW) kicked off on Monday with an array of local brands showcasing their resort collections in Sydney.

Chinese Americans celebrate cultural heritage in New York

Chinese Americans from New York and New Jersey are joining other Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in celebrating their cultural heritage as part of a national thematic tradition in the making.

Exhibition of photos, paintings on Beijing Winter Olympics kicks off in Mongolia's capital

An exhibition of photos and paintings on the 2022 Beijing Winter Olympics kicked off at Norphei Art Gallery in Ulan Bator on Tuesday.

ICH drives rural revitalization in Guizhou

Located in Tashi town of Rongjiang county in Southwest China's Guizhou province, Wuji Miao village is a demonstration base for batik and embroidery in the Qiandongnan Miao and Dong autonomous prefecture. Folk arts practiced here, such as Miao embroidery, batik and bird pattern clothing, have been included in national or provincial intangible cultural heritage lists.

Exhibition on Chinese youth movement history opens in Beijing

An exhibition on the history of the Chinese youth movement has opened in Beijing to mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Communist Youth League of China (CYLC).

China calls for more efforts to protect revolutionary cultural relics

China has issued a circular calling for various departments and localities across the country to enhance efforts to protect revolutionary cultural relics, according to the National Cultural Heritage Administration.

Exhibition celebrates intellectual sculptor

Hsiung Ping-ming was born in Nanjing and lived in France for 55 years until his death. He taught Chinese culture, philosophy and calligraphy for decades at the Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilizations of the New Sorbonne University in Paris. He also drew, painted and made sculptures with great passion. His artworks show the influence of the modern art movements prevailing in Europe, and revealed the scope and depth of the studies he carried on in Chinese literature, philosophy and calligraphy, leveraging his artworks to new philosophical heights.
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Majority of China’s museums now offer free admission

The total number of Chinese museums rose by 395 to 6,183 in 2021, 90 percent of them offering free admission, said a senior cultural official Wednesday.

Translating Chinese literature: Cross-cultural communication

In 2012, Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in Literature, and his works have since been translated into at least 40 languages with more than 200 versions read worldwide. In 2020, online Chinese literary works attracted more than 83 million overseas readers, a 160.4-percent increase year on year. Chinese literary works have become an important window for foreigners to understand Chinese culture. Translators, as messengers of cultural exchange between China and foreign countries, have played an important role.

Father empowers disabled daughter with music

A girl with an intellectual disability from Suzhou, Jiangsu Province has learned to play more than 300 songs with Erhu and flute and has won many prizes thanks to her father.

Yu Zhongxian: Understand to be understood

"Translation is understanding and making others understand," said translator and professor Yu Zhongxian during a recent interview he gave to China Pictorial (CP). "I operate a ferry, a bridge between two shores empowering Chinese readers to gain richer knowledge of other countries."

Iljaz Spahiu: My own private China

"Mandarin Chinese is appallingly difficult to learn!" Albanian sinologist Iljaz Spahiu waved his hands and couldn't help bursting into laughter when recalling his first Chinese course. In 1974, when he was only 19, Spahiu set out from Tirana, capital of Albania, and flew across the Eurasian continent to Beijing. He enrolled in a Chinese class at Beijing Language Institute (now Beijing Language and Culture University). After more than a year of studying there, he went to Peking University for a program on Chinese studies.