Clearing the air

2011-08-25 07:44:56

Zheng Xinmiao, curator of the Palace Museum in Beijing, responds to the 10 scandals the museum has been involved in recently.

A peek into world of basement treasures

2011-08-25 07:44:56

The Palace Museum's vast display of paintings, calligraphy and ceramics actually account for less than 1 percent of its collection.

Reputations hard to make, easy to break

2011-08-25 07:44:56

Q+A | Chi Jo-hsin

Careless caretaker

2011-08-25 07:44:56

Management issues are said to be the root cause of a series of scandals that have plagued the Palace Museum in Beijing.

New beats for old art

2011-08-12 08:18:00

While traditionalists frequently lament the threat to ancient Chinese art forms, local rock heroes are spearheading their own reinvention of these arts.

Language Tips

2011-08-04 08:25:32

Better Chinese, better English.

Threads to the past

2011-07-07 09:01:51

The Shanghai Sewing Machine Shop, once renowned for the sale of one of the country's oldest brand of sewing machines, Butterfly, reopens.

A high-life cuppa

2011-06-22 07:55:37

Teo, tee, thea, herbata, chai, cha ... they are all words that refer to tea, in different languages.

Dry inks filled with feeling

2011-06-10 07:56:44

A US-based Chinese artist scales new heights with his landscape paintings.

When going green is music to the ears

2011-06-10 07:56:44

As a young woman plays a palm-sized bamboo flute, a lively chirping of birds fills the room and guides audiences into an enchanting bamboo grove filling the huge screen on stage.

To sing is glorious

2011-06-10 07:56:44

A CCTV talent show features three foreigners with a yen for Chinese songs that recall the fervor of the revolution.

Varnishing the truth

2011-06-09 07:57:55

Wu Dingwu lifts and presses a U-shaped handle attached to an exquisitely carved wooden ox, and it starts clip-clopping forward.

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