“Making a puppet come alive is what makes a true puppeteer,” said Lu Baogang, director of the Beijing Shadow Show Troupe.
Tu’er Ye, or the Rabbit God, is a symbol of old Beijing. Figurines depicting the Rabbit God are usually sold during the Mid-autumn Festival in Beijing. The figurines are said to bring good luck, good health, and safety. We have invited a fifth generation clay Rabbit God sculptor to tell us more about the history and story of the Rabbit God.
An embroidery workshop in an impoverished county in Inner Mongolia not only promotes Mongolian culture, but also helps local women out of poverty.
The National Museum of China now has a wide range of canine-inspired artifacts on display to celebrate the Year of the Dog.
There is a small coastal fishing village, called Xunpu village, in Quanzhou. The women in the village have their own unique traditions that are closely related to the sea.
The best-preserved part of the Han Great Wall can be found five kilometers west of Yumenguan, and 90 kilometers to the north west of the city of Dunhuang.
Shaolin Kung Fu is the martial art practiced by Buddhist monks of the Songshan Shaolin Temple in Dengfeng City, Henan Province.
The traditional porcelain industry of Jingdezhen is being revived from the roots up.
Paper cutting in Changbai Mountain is an important form of Manchu folk art, a kind of traditional culture reflecting their ancestors’ livelihood.
The smoked painting is a unique way to preserve patterns of paper cutting and embroidery using smoke.