How China cast its light on the west
In 1658 Martino Martini, an Italian Jesuit missionary who had spent time in China, published in Munich one of his four influential books about the country. S...
Chinese wood carving experiencing a renaissance
Hu Xianmin is in the midst of carving the scenes of a famous oil painting onto a piece of teakwood the length of a snooker cue.
When the men of confucius met the men of jesus
Zhang Xiping opened a map in front of him. Against the pale blue background were blocks of whitish yellow, depicting land mass (or the continents, if you lik...
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SHIJIAZHUANG - Li Zhengjie says people in his village were born "shouldered" with a nearby ancient bridge. In his eyes, the 1,400-year-old Zhaozhou Bridge th...
New gold dream
In 1056, when the Song Dynasty (960-1279) poets Su Shi and his younger brother Su Zhe traveled to the Daci Temple in Chengdu, Sichuan province, admired the m...
TIANJIN'S ARCHITECTURE TELLS OF LEGENDARY HISTORY
Like an old man of great personal charisma who has many stories to tell, well-preserved buildings that have witnessed the ups and downs of the centuries shin...
The millennial friendship between Chinese and Jews
This year marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation of Israel and the 26th year of diplomatic ties between it and China.
Team in talks over statue vandalism
A Chinese team has been set up to negotiate with a Pennsylvania museum where the thumb of an ancient Terracotta Warrior statue was broken off and stolen whil...
Mural Duty
When Chang Shuhong arrived in Dunhuang in 1943 to prepare for the establishment of the Dunhuang Research Academy, he was welcomed by Zhang Daqian (1899-1983)...
Taoist temple resembles Beijing's imperial palaces
Archaeologists excavating the ruins of China's largest Taoist temple have found that its structure bears a striking resemblance to that of palaces in Beijing...
Chinese tourists ignore warnings, clamber over ancient ho...
Tourists have ignored warnings and scrambled on top of two stone statues of horses dating back about 1,000 years at a temple in northern China during the Lun...
Festival ties villagers to their roots
For many people on the coast of Guangdong province, the Lunar New Year is more than a chance for a grand feast, it is a reminder for the young of their 1,000...
MASK CRAFTSMEN KEEP ANCIENT NUO OPERA ALIVE
Nuo Opera is a traditional drama popular in Xiangdong district of Pingxiang, Jiangxi province, which originates from ancient sacrificial ceremonies. In those...
FRIENDSHIP FORGED IN THE FURNACE OF TURMOIL
They are little known and almost forgotten, but Canadian missionaries mostly from southern Ontario who traveled to China starting in the late 19th century pl...
Painted bronze excavated from central China tombs
A painted bronze pot has been unearthed from a cluster of tombs in central China's Hubei Province, marking the first discovery of painted bronze in an a dyna...
Sacrificial pits excavated from central China tombs
Sacrificial pits for horses and chime bells have been unearthed from a cluster of tombs in central China, providing insight into a dynasty about 3,000 years ...
Ancient burial complex in Central China
Chinese archaeologists have discovered a well-reserved large burial complex dating back to the Warring States Period (475-221 BC) and the West Han (206 BC--A...
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