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Cultural and Biological Diversity Hotspots Are Linked

May 7, 2012, 2:59 pm

Areas where endangered species are concentrated also tend to be home to numerous endangered languages.

The Communist Party Finally Admits a Cultural Crisis

January 17, 2012, 11:47 pm

Hu Jintao finally has more honestly admitted that China’s culture under the rule of the Communist Party is indeed clearly lagging behind Western democracies, argues Wei Jingsheng.

Reviving and Representing True Chinese Culture (8 of 9)

January 11, 2012, 12:54 am

It was with great urgency that in 2006, New York-based Shen Yun Performing Arts was formed by overseas Chinese artists with the mission of reviving 5,000 years of divinely [...]

China's Myths & Legends Come Alive in Shen Yun (5 of 9)

December 30, 2011, 6:43 pm

The New York-based performing arts company takes these timeless tales of ancient China and presents them to audiences through the medium of classical Chinese dance.

Castles, Palaces, and Convents, Oh, My!

November 24, 2011, 1:19 am

About 70 years ago, a state-run initiative to build regional inns where travelers could enjoy local culture, cuisine, and architecture began in Portugal.

Where are the Ancient Arts of China? (Part 1)

October 24, 2011, 4:13 pm

A look into the history of Chinese culture shows that the perfection of skills and moral cultivation went hand in hand.

Li Bai's ‘Looking Toward Heaven's Gate’

October 3, 2011, 12:47 am

The second installment of Li Bai and Du Fu, who are among the most celebrated of China’s ancient poets.

The Tattoo on Yue Fei’s Back

September 22, 2011, 5:43 am

Yue Fei (1103—1142) was a famous general in the Song Dynasty and a national hero.

Mid-Autumn Festival and Moon Cakes

September 11, 2011, 11:52 pm

The Mid-Autumn Festival is one of the four most important holidays in China. The holiday falls on the 15th day of the eighth month of the Chinese calendar.

The Legend of Mulan

August 31, 2011, 9:38 pm

Mulan enlisting in the military on her aging father’s behalf is one of China’s most treasured legends.


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