Breathing new life for an ancient instrument abroad

2013-03-01 12:35:29

Chinese pipa player, Wu Man, finds it difficult to say "No" to potential performances and projects, because spreading her native land's music is her life's work.

NY library catalogs gift from Chinese auctioneer

2013-03-01 12:35:29

China Guardian Auctions Co, the second-biggest auctioneer on the Chinese mainland, added traditional Chinese elements to a branch of New York's Queens Library by donating more than 60 auction catalogs.

A family legacy of venture capitalism

2013-03-01 12:35:29

Bill Draper said in his book The Startup Game that the meeting with the late Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping in 1981 gave him "a sneak preview" of a far-reaching transformation in China.

Silk Road arrives in New York promising to excite audiences

2013-02-28 11:41:40

Giant frescoes served as the backdrop last night as 60 dancers in colorful costumes from China's Gansu Dance Theater performed the New York debut of the award-winning Silk Road production at Lincoln Center.

Bringing US-style classes home to China

2013-02-24 09:21:26

An old saying goes, "Idle hands are the devil's tools." But sometimes, good things can come from boredom.

I Sing Beijing's debut hits a high note

2013-02-22 14:04:01

There's no doubt that I Sing Beijing, a redolent blend of musicians, Western traditions and modern Chinese opera, is an important catalyst in the evolving relationship between the United States and China.

Young pianist leaving a mark and living the dream

2013-02-22 12:05:26

Life is like a spinning top: Whip it too lightly, and it stops. Whip it too hard, and it may stop, as well. The trick is to keep things balanced.

A passionate lover for the arts, exchanges

2013-02-22 12:05:26

Since 2009, the Beijing-based art-management company Ping Pong Productions has connected Chinese and US performing artists through tours, collaborations and teaching residencies.

Animated ambitions

2013-02-22 07:17:29

Prompted by his work for the Beijing Olympics, American animator Brian Dowrick set up a school in Beijing.

Chinese folk diva serenades the Big Apple

2013-02-18 11:32:45

New York's 6,000-seat Radio City Music Hall was full on Saturday night for the first concert of Chinese soprano and folk singer Song Zuying's US tour.

Having a ball - China style

2013-02-17 07:59:06

China boasts one of the world's richest cultures, and the ultra-pragmatic NBA is looking to move in on the great basketball market. The world's leading basketball league staged a Chinese New Year Celebration campaign during the annual break.

Yao Ming named Goodwill Ambassador

2013-02-16 09:34:12

Former NBA star Yao Ming was officially named Goodwill Ambassador of the US city of Houston Friday by the city's mayor at a ceremony here.