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Children's toys in the Qing court

2016-05-31 16:50:47

Can you imagine what toys children in the Forbidden City played with one century ago?

Amazing ancient discoveries

2016-03-29 07:00:00

How smart ancient Chinese people were can be seen from many items that have been discovered. Let's take a look at some of their amazing inventions.

A cut above the rest

2016-01-12 10:51:12

Cheng Xiaochun, a maker of molds for special paper, is among the few remaining masters of his trade.

Monkeys on artist's gourd pyrography

2016-01-02 17:12:21

As the Year of the Monkey comes, handicrafts related with the zodiac monkeys have become particularly popular throughout the country.

Straw plaiting style

2016-01-02 17:03:00

Tang Yunlun, 50, lives in Gaoling village of Lianyungang city in Jiangsu province. He is famed for his unique style of straw plaiting which has been handed down in his family from generation to generation

Traditional Xia embroidery craftsmanship seeks revival in Jiangxi

2015-12-28 17:08:27

Xia embroidery, the fifth renowned embroidery in China besides Suzhou embroidery, Hunan embroidery, Sichuan embroidery and Yue embroidery, is distinguished by its strong artistic and visual effect on viewers.

Elegant Chinese ancient tea sets

2015-12-23 13:59:15

Chinese tea art was born in the Han Dynasty (206BC-220AD), matured in the Song Dynasties (960-1279) and flourished in the Ming and Qing Dynasties (1368-1911). From a simple beverage it became a cultural and spiritual icon, symbolizing a noble character.

The beauty of traditional Anhui oilcloth umbrella

2015-12-04 15:27:02

Gufeng village of Jingxian county in Anhui province is famous for its traditional umbrellas made of oiled cloth and bamboo frame.

Emperor's beloved bowl top seller at HK art sale

2015-12-04 09:31:59

Christie's autumn sales in Hong Kong, which ended on Wednesday, grossed more than HK$2.62 billion ($340 million).

Traditional grass linen: a national intangible cultural heritage

2015-10-24 09:36:53

Rongchang Xiabu from Chongqing was inscribed on the National Intangible Cultural Heritage List in 2008.

Shishan town develops stone carving as its leading industry in NE China

2015-11-19 14:21:00

Relying on the rich granite resources, Shishan Town developed stone carving as its leading industry, yielding an output value exceeding 500 million RMB yuan (about $78.4 million) in 2014.

Master of handicraft weaves his magic in city park

2015-10-06 08:30:05

After cutting a palm leaf into three pieces and knotting them together, Hu Licheng quickly weaved the stomach of a cricket. "Hold this for me," he said as he handed the partly-finished handicraft to a boy near the gate of Jing'an Park in Shanghai. He then made the cricket's head and wings.

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