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Serving the orchestra

2018-03-16 08:46:32

Jaap van Zweden can still recall how he saved extra cash to buy New York Philharmonic tickets when he was studying at the Juilliard School in the United States.

Durable threads

2018-03-16 08:20:05

Horse tail embroidery of the Shui ethnic group is an intangible heritage in China, and 53-year-old Song Shuixian has made it her life's mission to take it to a wider audience.

Online platforms share novel approach

2018-03-16 07:50:10

Web novels in China have gained so much popularity in recent years that they are making their authors millionaires and helping their publishers to list on the stock exchange.

4 more books on King Gesar's epic published

2018-03-16 07:43:21

Four more books on the epic of King Gesar have been published, as part of efforts to preserve the 1,000-year-old story.

Remakes of classics – salute to original story or lack of creativity?

2018-03-15 15:24:28

The classic Chinese folktale Legend of the White Snake will have another TV remake, drawing much ire from the country’s netizens for a lack of original output from the entertainment industry.

In her own write

2018-03-15 15:07:07

With Iran set to be represented at Art Basel Hong Kong for the first time in March, get to know Tehran-based artist Golnaz Fathi, who has turned traditional Persian calligraphy into an abstract art form.

Rouge-red glazed porcelain delights eyes at Palace Museum

2018-03-19 09:15:44

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).

Orchestra festival to celebrate original works by Chinese composers

2018-03-19 07:25:27

The upcoming edition of the biennial China Orchestra Festival is a special one because it marks the 40th anniversary of China's reform and opening-up.

Himalayan task

2018-03-19 07:34:51

Richard Daniel Harris, a WWII veteran, recalls the time when he flew with supplies for Chinese and US troops. Linda Deng and Zhang Yuan report in Seattle. 

Diving into paradise

2018-03-19 07:56:51

There is more to the Philippines than coconut tree-lined coastlines, fine-sand beaches, world-class resorts and myriad underwater attractions. Xu Lin reports.

Hundreds of artifacts excavated from ancient Chinese tombs

2018-03-15 09:25:56

Archaeologists have found more than 500 artifacts in a tomb complex in Zhoukou, a city in Central China's Henan Province, local authorities said Tuesday.

New take on traditional sounds

2018-03-15 08:16:12

From an instrument called the suona, to a music form called shui qiang, the Shanghai Concert Hall is ready to stage a series of performances. Zhang Kun reports.

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