Elderly craftsmen fear for future of their art, a part of China's intangible cultural heritage that is fast disappearing Spring Festival is supposed to be a joyous occasion, but it has left Fang Zhida, 83, anxious. Days before the Lunar New Year, he locked himself in his studio to focus on an ancient folk art.
2017's zodiac animal is a domestic fowl that we consume without giving it much thought.
An exhibition featuring Huang Yongyu's 168 paintings of Chinese zodiac animals have been displayed at Beijing's National Museum of China since Jan 19.
When Chinese people celebrate the Spring Festival with decorations, annual reunion dinners or fireworks, Chinese painters take up their brushes to record such scenes. Scenes of Spring Festival are always popular themes of Chinese painting, especially of children during the holiday. Let's have a look at some Spring Festival paintings by Chinese artists, featuring traditional motifs of the Chinese New Year.
Legend has it that a god beckoned all animals to bid him farewell before his departure from Earth. Only 12 of them, namely the rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig arrived, with each given a place of honor in a year based on the order of arrival. Why is there no cat? It's a pity for cat lovers
Jan 28 marks the start of the Year of Rooster, another Chinese Lunar New Year. People born in this year are believed to be adventurous, optimistic and honest and have pride in their inner self. Here are 10 celebrities and famous people born in China and abroad with the blessings of this zodiac animal.
BBC's documentary Chinese New Year: The Biggest Celebration on Earth, has gone viral on the Internet in China, attracting more than 68 million views on one of the country's major streaming website.
Now, a special song has been tailor-made for this group. After the popularity of the So Far, the Sofa is So Far in the past year, Shanghai Rainbow Indoor Chorus has released another song called What I Do is for Your Own Good on January 17.