Beijing Embroidery, also known as Imperial Embroidery, was used only on imperial robes during the Ming and Qing dynasties. With more than 1,000 years of history, Beijing Embroidery is known as one of the eight exquisite handicrafts of Beijing.
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.
Christmas is in the air. We know Christmas is similar to Chinese lunar New Year’s Eve. This western religious festival is fast gaining popularity in China, especially in big cities like Beijing. Here are some places we recommend to celebrate around the city.