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Art of friendship

2021-08-13 12:25

The works of Liu Xiaodong, the Chinese realistic painter, are now on show at UCCA Edge in Shanghai.

Painter bares his soul and frame of mind

2021-08-13 09:15

Art, involving as it does an expression of talent and awareness to be placed in full public view, can be a lonely occupation. For many artists, the struggle to create is worth it when the audience can get a glimpse into the artist's soul.

Artist gives birth to hair apparent

2021-08-13 08:53

Before giving birth to her first child in 2012, Cai Yaling had no clue how tough being a mother would be, nor of the expectations society place upon women. A lot happened in a short space of time. In 2011, just a year or so previously, she had got married and then, after earning her master's degree in sculpture at the China Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing, fell pregnant. Cai didn't realize at the time that her career as an artist would face a two-year hiatus due to motherhood. When she did, depression and a sense of isolation set in.

On the 'write' side of history

2021-08-12 08:23

In China, there has always been a fine line between language and calligraphy. From the oracle bone inscriptions to the scripts that are widely adopted today, the transformation of Chinese characters and that of calligraphy seem to closely interact with one another.

TV series tells of heroic deeds

2021-08-10 10:21

When director Zhang Ting conducted research for a TV series about bomb disposal elites in South China's Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region, he heard a thrilling story from local villagers.

A cup to remember

2021-08-10 08:23

In 2014, a Chenghua jigangbei, or "chicken cup", created in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), was auctioned for HK$280 million ($36 million) at Sotheby's in Hong Kong.

Revenue of China's culture industry rebounds to pre-epidemic level

2021-08-09 15:54

Operating revenue of China's culture sector and related businesses rebounded to the pre-COVID-19 level in the first half of the year, as the country's economy continued steady recovery, data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed.

Forerunner to golf born in ancient China

2021-08-09 13:35

Visitors to the Jiangxi Provincial Museum in East China's Jiangxi province may be surprised to learn that the game of golf has a Chinese forerunner dating back about 900 years.

'First village' near highway draws tourists to homestays

2021-08-09 08:23

A village at the south end of Duku Highway, a popular route in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, has got a ticket to prosperity by providing one-stop tourism services.

Amid white apricots

2021-08-09 07:58

The white apricot that grows in abundance and flourishes in Kuqa, Aksu prefecture in the Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, has become a local specialty.

Golden threads in a new ancient town

2021-08-07 09:57

When it's gold you're looking for, it's El Dorado you go to, and it seems that Wang Xiatong and others have found their little El Dorado in Central China.

Rural tourism brings rosy life for Ningxia farmers

2021-08-06 10:41

A 50-hectare rose plantation featuring many varieties of the flower has become the latest tourist sensation on the loess plateau in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region.

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