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Black ceramics: Somber glazes that draw serious gazes

2020-10-14 13:46:35

Throughout the near 2,000-year history of Chinese ceramics, the black glazed ceramics, though solemn and regal, have not dazzled like their peers. However, they serve as an essential part of this ancient and glorious industry with a profound inside story and aesthetic connotations. Let’s take a look

In pics: Technique of China's traditional shoes making

2018-08-07 14:51:15

The technique of traditional shoes making is the intangible cultural heritage of Lishui city in Zhejiang. The booming rural e-commerce has played a positive role in promoting these cloth shoes to consumers outside the county.

Elegant chopsticks from ancient China

2018-08-07 14:51:15

The Palace Museum in Beijing has recently shared a range of photos featuring ancient chopsticks used in the royal palace on the micro blog Sina Weibo.

Retiree finds passion in kites

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Li Ruzhen, a 65-year-old retiree from a local cultural center in Yuncheng, East China's Shanxi province, has had a lifelong hobby: kite-making.

Velvet flower headwear in hit online drama turns heads

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Story of Yanxi Palace online series has swept the internet in less than a month. Set in the Qing Dynasty imperial harem, it tells the story of Wei Yingluo transforming herself from a lady-in-waiting into a royal concubine, mother of the future emperor.

Qingdao farmer dedicated to straw painting

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Local farmer Ding Xisen in Boli town of Shandong province's Qingdao has dedicated more than 20 years to the study and craft of straw painting.

Porcelain peonies shine in Luoyang

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Peony porcelain, a unique variety of firing porcelain in Luoyang, reflects a combination of peony imagery with Chinese porcelain culture.

Maker shop opened to protect traditional shaman culture

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Li studied folk arts and crafts design and graduated from Jilin Agricultural University in 2006.

The bamboo way

2018-08-07 14:51:15

In 1991, Beijing-based musician Wang Wei went on a tour with China Oriental Performing Arts Group as bassist. During the tour, he became fascinated by the shakuhachi, a kind of Japanese bamboo flute. Later, he found out that the shakuhachi, which was called chi ba in Chinese, was introduced to Japan during the Tang Dynasty (618-907).

Rouge-red glazed porcelain delights eyes at Palace Museum

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Porcelain in rouge-red glaze was a type of ceramic created in the Kangxi Period, which matured in the Yongzheng Period of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911).

Turning Bouyei ethnic wear into an earning proposition

2018-08-07 14:51:15

The ongoing two sessions in Beijing are the first that Wei Bo, a new deputy to the National People's Congress from Guizhou province, has attended.

Villagers innovate method of traditional Chinese papermaking

2018-08-07 14:51:15

Villager Liu Xiaodong developed paper out of panda waste in 2016 which vitalized the method of paper making.

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