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Culture Insider: What you should know about Thangka

2014-12-02 14:47:21

The news that Chinese collector Liu Yiqian splashed around $45 million on a Thangka at a Christie's sale in Hong Kong on Nov 26 has overwhelmed social media. Do you know what is Thangka?

Mona Lisa, a portrait of Da Vinci's Chinese mother?

2014-12-02 14:33:37

Italian historian and novelist claims one of the world's most famous paintings is of Leonardo da Vinci's mother who may have been Chinese.

China's celebrity painters

2014-11-28 17:07:40

Among celebrities around the globe, painting seems to be the preferred form of visual art. It is said that there seem to be more celebrity painters out there than sculptors or even photographers.

UK schools view Mandarin as vital skill

2014-11-28 17:07:40

Britain hopes to double the number of students learning Chinese by 2020

Demystifying China's ancient dragons

2014-11-28 17:07:40

The mythical brilliance of the dragon continues to ignite the popular imagination, even in modern times.

Contemporary Sinology: an answer for the world?

2014-11-28 17:07:40

When asked about "Sinology" and "Chinese values", people will immediately think of Confucianism and rapid economic growth, yet the answer is so much more than that. The Symposium on China Studies 2014 has answered it all well.

See you in the 24 hours bookstore at night!

2014-11-28 17:07:40

24-hour bookstore is a new phenomenon, springing up in various cities throughout China

Rodin's sculptures on display in Beijing

2014-11-28 13:35:12

An exhibition of works by the great French sculptor Auguste Rodin opened at The National Museum of China in Beijing on Nov 27.

Quanzhou Maritime Museum, rich in ocean culture

2014-11-28 10:32:55

As part of the cultural discovery tour to the port city Quanzhou in Fujian province, a group of diplomats based in China visited the city’s landmark attraction - Quanzhou Maritime Museum.

Culture Insider: 8 things you may not know about Frost's Descent

2014-10-22 16:59:38

The traditional Chinese lunar calendar divides the year into 24 solar terms. Frost's Descent, (Chinese: 霜降), the 18th solar term of the year, begins this year on Oct 23 and ends on Nov 7.

Arts and Crafts Masterworks Expo opens in Beijing

2012-11-27 15:00:59

About 150 masterworks of red stoneware, jade carving and Suzhou embroidery are on show at the Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Masterworks Expo in Beijing.

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