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Digital art museum opens in Saudi Arabia

A digital art museum featuring immersive experiences opened in the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah in Saudi Arabia on Thursday.

Protector brings Dazu rock artwork to global attention

Over the past half century, Guo Xiangying has been doing just one thing."All I want to do is to make the world know more about Dazu Rock Carvings," says the 86-year-old. He is the retired founding director of the Dazu Rock Carvings Museum in Chongqing.

Handicrafts exhibition kicks off in Afghan capital

A women's handicrafts exhibition kicked off Wednesday in Afghanistan's capital Kabul, which displayed a variety of traditional clothes, homemade foodstuff, and handicraft products.

In Fujian, gold and silver craft still reigns

The people of Putian, Fujian province, have maintained a tradition of processing gold and silver since ancient times.

Photographer provides lasting images of beloved rural elders

Yang Xin, a young photographer from northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has been catapulted into the spotlight recently thanks to a public-service project that has touched many hearts.

Young man in SW China’s Chengdu paints lane for girlfriend

A young man in Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan, has painted an old lane for his girlfriend to enjoy on her way to work every day.

Tsinghua University inaugurates Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design

The Academy of Arts & Design of Tsinghua University (AADTHU) inaugurated the Institute for Smart Scene Innovation Design (ISSID) on Tuesday, which aims to build a leading design and R&D platform for smart design and cultural innovation. 

New embroidery patterns identified in ancient tomb

New embroidery patterns have been identified during recent research on the silk fabrics unearthed from a 2,100-year-old tomb, notable for being the final resting place of a perfectly preserved female corpse, the provincial museum of Hunan in central China has said.

Chinese artist paints classic novel characters to life

Chai Peike, 83, has taken up an ambitious project to paint 480 characters of the "Dream of the Red Mansion," one of the four most famous classical Chinese literary works.

Heartwarming paintings win netizens' favor

While many people have made videos to cheer on those working on the front lines of the fight against the latest COVID-19 outbreak in Shanghai, Chien Meishuang has been spending her time in lockdown at home in front of her easel, painting and writing simple heartwarming messages on her works.
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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.