There were many important cultural events in 2013. Some were art industry landmarks; some reminded people of long-forgotten traditional culture; others encouraged artistic young people to pursue their dreams. China.org.cn presented their top 10 cultural events in 2013.
Top 10 Yi Zhongtian's history-writing plans
Writer, scholar and historian Yi Zhongtian became well-known after he appeared on CCTV-10's Lecture Room program to talk about the history of the Three Kingdoms period (220-280). On May 2, 2013, he announced that he would spend five to eight years to write 36 books on Chinese history. This news was the subject of controversy. His fans said they couldn't wait to read new works; others questioned the academic quality of his work.