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Comedians on a happy mission

2015-10-01 07:25:14

Most of them dropped out of high school because of poverty. They were farmers before changing, ahem, their profession. They have appeared on TV and performed at various galas. To top it all, they have also performed on CCTV's Spring Festival Gala, the most-watched Chinese TV show. And, of course, they have made millions of people laugh. Meet the exponents of errenzhuan, a popular folk art form of Northeast China that involves singing and dancing, and is known for its humorous, improvisational and populist jokes.

Quanzhou marionette show

2015-06-23 07:30:28

Marionettes have a rich tradition in China, where puppeteers are desperately trying to preserve the art form for future generations.

Chinese cultural heritage - Yangko

2015-02-04 08:43:59

Yangko, a rural Chinese folk dance with a history dating back thousands of years, originates from farming life in ancient times.

Art of making brushes at risk

2015-01-22 11:10:14

Youngsters unwilling to learn ancient skills needed to produce the traditional pens used in calligraphy.

Silver Ornaments of the Miao Ethnic Group

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The Miao ethnic group's silver ornaments are second to none, both in terms of quantity and variety.

Chinese Lacquer Art

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The longstanding Chinese history has left behind numerous, and the lacquer art is a brilliant pearl among them.

Jing Xiu Embroidery

2014-12-02 11:02:18

Among the major schools of traditional Chinese embroidery, Jing Xiu handicraft is at the risk of disappearance and has been listed as works of China's own Intangible Cultural Heritage

Four Famous Embroideries of China

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The Art of Chinese Bronze

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The emergence of bronze marked the advancement of human culture from the Stone Age to the Bronze Age.

Simuwu Rectangle Ding

2014-12-02 11:02:18

Chinese Jade Art

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The Chinese regard carved jade objects as intrinsically valuable, and they metaphorically equate jade with human virtue due to its solidity, durability and (moral) beauty.

The legend of blood red porcelain

2014-12-02 11:02:18

The combination of form and meaning has made red under glaze porcelain very popular.

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