Folk Art

Craftsman carries tunes to preserve culture

"The arrow shot is so straight that it hits the bull's-eye, the young people will have good luck, and sitting on the lawn of the archery field is as comfortable as sitting on soft silk," Dargye sang as he worked on his handmade bag.

Beijing Fashion Week 2022 to feature digitalization of fashion

Beijing Fashion Week 2022 will stage a host of fashion shows at cultural landmarks across Beijing from Sept. 15 to 22. Digital fashion shows to debut this year will allow audiences to enjoy virtual exhibits and digital artworks. 

Porcelain sheds light on nation's history and culture

Unearthed items provide vital clues to life in ancient timesPorcelain, one of ancient China's oldest and greatest inventions, has played a significant role in the country's long history.

Tokyo exhibition by Chinese artist building bridge for cultural exchanges

A special art show titled "Encounter" by Chinese artist Wang Chuanfeng is taking place at Tokyo National Museum, and the exhibition has attracted former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama and other high-profile visitors.

International artists visit Silk Road city for inspiration

Local and international artists found inspiration and enhanced communication through an activity held in Dunhuang, Gansu Province, northwest China, from Aug. 29 to Sept. 2. Dunhuang, an oasis city on the old Silk Road and a cradle of Buddhism in China, is a hub of East-West cultural exchanges.

Ancient work inspires modern world

Chang'e, China's lunar probe, is named after a legendary goddess in ancient fairy tales, but few people know that she first appeared in the book Shan Hai Jing, or The Classic of Mountains and Seas, which is thought to have been written during the late Warring States Period (475-221 BC).

Lebanese artist turns ancient rock vaults into heritage museum

Ghandi Abu Diab, a Lebanese in his fifties, has spent three decades exerting strenuous efforts to transform the ruins of Ottoman-era rock vaults into a heritage museum in al-Jahliyeh, a village in the Chouf District of Mount Lebanon.

Ink artist shares his views in semi-abstract landscapes

In his ink-brush paintings, Fang Xiang uses loose strokes to create a half-real, half-imagined world. His depictions of these landscapes are full of details of animation, expressing his reflections of worldly affairs and interpersonal relations, and provoking a shared yearning for a simple life.

Exhibition in Qinhuangdao pays tribute to great thinker

In one of the best known texts attributed to him, Xiao Yao You (Wandering Beyond), Zhuang Zhou, or Zhuangzi, the master of philosophy who lived around the fourth and third centuries BC, believed that to achieve ultimate spiritual freedom, one should live without any desire. This Taoist take on life inspires artists and is reflected in their works.

China sees growth in number of popular-science museums

The latest data showed that there were 1,525 science and technology museums in China in 2020, up more than 50 percent from 2012, according to a press conference held on Monday.
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