Culture
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The Palace Museum (Forbidden City), an imperial palace of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing (1644-1911) dynasties, is considered the pinnacle of Chinese palace architecture.
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Yesterday’s Youth: Middle-school Students in the 1980s

For China, the 1980s was an era of many new introductions and concepts. During the decade, well-known photographer Ren Shulin visited many middle schools in Beijing to observe c...
14.02.2017 — 117 views
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Mariinsky’s China Month

Shanghai embraced one of Russia’s greatest operas on October 18, 2016, when Valery Gergieve, considered an “Arts Tsar,” staged the classic Queen of Spades, a masterpiece of the ...
14.02.2017 — 137 views
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Today’s Documents: More Choices

The exhibition invited 50 artists from different countries including China, Mexico, Spain, Brazil, India, Russia, South Africa and South Korea.
01.02.2017 — 95 views
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Book of Time: Yu Shicun on the 24 Solar Terms

On November 30, 2016, China’s 24 Solar Terms, a knowledge system to measure time developed by Chinese ancestors upon observations of solar movement, was included on the 2016 Rep...
01.01.2017 — 86 views
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Interview with Zhang Zhenyan who created the Imperial Guard Boutique Hotel from an old, dilapidated memorial temple.
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Rebranding the Past: Groundbreaking Cultural Experiment in China’s Ancient Villages

Historical records show that 289 years ago, during the reign of Emperor Yongzheng of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), Pingshan native Shu Lian saved the emperor’s life and was awar...
01.12.2016 — 85 views
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Book: The Only Child

Acclaimed by the Wall Street Journal as a best book of 2015 and the New York Times as one of the Best Illustrated Books of 2015, The Only Child by Chinese artist Guo Jing was fi...
01.12.2016 — 92 views
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Think Twice: It’s All Right

On October 13, 2016, the Swedish Academy awarded Bob Dylan, an American songwriter, singer, artist, and writer, the Nobel Prize in Literature for his poetic expression in the st...
01.12.2016 — 78 views
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Literature 2.0

In March 2016, 34-year-old online writer Zhang Wei, who goes by the penname Tangjia Sanshao, became the first Chinese author to earn more than 100 million yuan (about US$14.5 mi...
01.12.2016 — 89 views

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