EB does it!

2013-03-15 07:55:54

Lawyer has spent 30 years helping Chinese set up business in US.

Guitarists give Chinese music unexpected treatment

2013-03-14 11:25:56

When 5-year-old Su Meng met Wang Yameng, 11, in their hometown in eastern China, the thought of performing together one day in the United States would have seemed unlikely at best.

Chinese playwrights seek American audience

2013-03-13 10:50:47

Beijing playwright Meng Jinghui is known as a "rock star" and Shanghai-based Nick Yu tops the list of most prolific playwrights in the Chinese mainland.

DC students raise money for dream trip to China

2013-03-11 11:19:43

Saturday morning was chilly but sunny in Washington's tranquil Rock Creek Park, where few people would have associated a 5-kilometer race with China until several teenagers introduced themselves in Mandarin before assembled students, teachers and parents.

'Beautiful experiment' in crossing cultures

2013-03-08 12:30:02

When the playwright David Henry Hwang wrote Dance and the Railroad in 1980, defining and documenting the immigrant identity was for many Chinese Americans a task of serious importance.

Arts scene pulsating with promise, Lai says

2013-03-08 12:30:02

With money "pouring" into its arts and culture scene, China stands poised to begin influencing other nations artistically.

Furry red Elmo teaches Mandarin to US children

2013-03-08 12:30:02

The first Muppet to blaze a trail in China was Big Bird, with a 1983 television special there. In 2010 the 8-foot-tall, yellow-feathered animal's Mandarin-language version of Big Bird Looks at the World debuted in China.

Musician warms to Shanghai jazz

2013-03-07 11:54:49

In 1935, the notorious Shanghai gangster Du Yuesheng ordered the composer and musician Li Jinhui to create the first all-Chinese jazz group, the Clear Wind Dance Band.

Sharing art in an age of technology

2013-03-06 11:16:09

Is contemporary art for everyone? Is Chinese contemporary art for everyone?

On campus, scrolls are a portal to history

2013-03-01 12:36:00

Visitors to the gallery at George Mason University's School of Art near Washington may find the Chinese scrolls on display educational, but many probably don't know that all of the scrolls are the handiwork of masters since the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644).

Filmmaker strives to showcase spirit of Chinese rock

2013-03-01 12:35:29

In 2006, New York native Maya E. Rudolph went to Beijing and found Chinese rock 'n' roll. In 2012, she returned to make a film about it.

Recalling the voice of the past, in the present

2013-03-01 12:35:29

When the French literary theorist and philosopher Roland Barthes published his influential book, Camera Lucida, in 1980, he was grieving the death of his mother. In search of her likeness, he struggled with the false promise of permanence offered by old photographs. They depicted his mother - and yet, no photo seemed to capture her true spirit, he wrote.