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.
Meet Liuba Vladimirova, a Beijing-based Russian artist who portrays her vision of the city in her watercolor artwork. Read on to find out about what drives and inspires Liuba to create her art.
Ao Luojia, a designer of plus-sized Han Chinese costumes that imitate the style of clothes worn by women during the Tang Dynasty (618 – 907), has become an internet sensation after her impressive cosplay photo shoots during China’s Lantern Festival this year.
As a Mongolian, Chao has engaged in Mongolian calligraphy for more than 40 years. He became interested in writing Mongolian characters when he was a student. “I seemed to pay much more attention to the characters at school than others did,” Chao said.
Mu Ren, a Mongolian man, sculpts cattle hides into works of art inspired by the daily lives of people who “live on horses.”
Cha Risu, a Mocchngolian craftsman, has persisted in making Morin Khuur (also known as the horsehead fiddle) for 17 years. He established a Morin Khuur factory in 2000, eleven years before Morin Khuur crafting was inscribed on China’s national intangible cultural heritage list.
What kept Chinese culture flowing for thousands of years?
Single bamboo drifting, a traditional sport of the Dong people in southwestern China’s Guizhou Province.