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Gansu's embroidered pillow

2018-08-17 09:40:02

Have you ever seen the legendary "embroidered pillow"? The women do the needlework, especially traditional embroidery techniques, to create the patterns on both sides of the pillow from generation to generation. The embroidered pillows have become one of the popular tourist items in Longnan of Gansu province.

Adapting to a new idiom

2018-08-17 08:03:35

Beijing is due to host a major international summit for children's theater managers and artists, Chen Nan reports.

'Freedom to think' theme of UK publishing event

2018-08-17 07:48:13

The 2018 Edinburgh International Book Festival that opened on Aug 11 calls upon authors, participants and audiences to consider the importance of freedom in a world where democracy and capitalism are being brought into question.

Chinese classic gets new English translation

2018-08-17 07:45:33

A new translation of the celebrated historical epic, The Romance of the Three Kingdoms, has been completed.

Some key events around BIBF

2018-08-17 07:43:49

Aug 21: The 12th Special Book Award of China. A government award honoring foreign translators, writers, Sinologists, publishers, agencies and researchers for their contributions in taking Chinese works and ideas to the world. It is often given out a day before the Beijing International Book Fair officially opens. The award has been given to 108 experts from 44 countries and regions since 2005.

Exhibition showcases beauty of Chinese book designs

2018-08-16 14:50:34

An exhibition called the Best Book Design from All Over the World and Beauty of Books in China 2017 has just opened at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, ahead of the upcoming Shanghai Book Fair 2018.

Old heritage sparkles anew

2018-08-16 14:43:00

This month, many women in Shilan, a small town in Hunan province, are becoming embroiderers with support from the local government.

Not a hair out of place: Madame Tussauds Beijing unveils waxwork of singer Zhang Wei

2018-08-16 14:39:07

Madame Tussauds Beijing recently unveiled a waxwork replica of Chinese singer Zhang Wei, sporting his classic grin, dressed in a colorful T-shirt and black jacket, holding his arms open.

Zhang Yimou to receive top honor

2018-08-16 08:13:13

ROME-Celebrated Chinese director Zhang Yimou will receive the Jaeger-LeCoultre Glory to the Filmmaker award at this year's Venice Film Festival, organizers announced recently.

The Italian job

2018-08-16 07:58:28

As Hong Kong's answer to the enduring James Bond franchise, the third Raiders movie sees Tony Leung Chiu-wai team up with Kris Wu for a new mission, Xu Fan reports.

Local heroes

2018-08-16 07:50:28

US comic book giant Marvel has launched its first two Chinese-superhero comics, Sword Master and Aero. They feature art by Guangzhou-based artist, Gunji. Xu Fan reports.

New Guantang Art Zone set to open in Beijing

2018-08-15 16:57:13

A new art zone set in a Beijing suburb will open its doors to the public on Sept 15, with a large-scale opening show of music and dance performances taking place in and around its main art venue.

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