Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Spring Festival ─ What is that?

Traditions are important in celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year, with customs dating back centuries.
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Tapestry of time: weaving past and future

Woolen needlepoint tapestry is a kind of embroidery using colored wool to create patterns and designs in linen. Master Xu Fengying has been making this art for almost 58 years...
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Shanghai Daily's foreign crew teach us some lucky Chinese terms

Seven foreign experts from Shanghai Daily have shared their wishes and dreams for the coming Chinese New Year, and taught us some lucky words.
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The story of China's Spring Festival traditions

Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year, is one of the most important festivals in Chinese culture. But where did all of the traditions surrounding it come from?
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Dogs get a raw deal in China's ancient legends

People born in the Year of the Dog are known to be loyal, just and good at making observations. They get along well with those born in the Year of the Tiger, Rabbit or Horse.
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New exhibition unveils the mysterious veil of Tibet and reveals its secrets

The mysterious veil of Tibet has been unfolded among dozens of fascinating and priceless artefacts in a new exhibition at West Lake Gallery.
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Exhibition explores legacy of Mongol Empire

An awe-inspiring exhibition exploring the Mongol Empire, Genghis Khan and rich Mongolian culture and customs is now open to the public.
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Now starring: city's 'Queen of the Movies'

Some 200 photos of legendary Chinese movie star Hu Die, most rarely seen in public before, are on display in Shanghai, giving a glimpse of the actress' life off-screen.
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Royalty and fame source of Cen name

There are an estimated 576,000 people in China with the surname Cen. It ranks the 235th Chinese family name in terms of the population.
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Xiao Fengxian: a history maker

Xiao Fengxian may have been a famous prostitute, during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), but in Cai E's view, she was also a revolutionary and a heroic and beautiful woman.
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