Now and Then


Scroll rich in color and meaning

THE ink hand scroll “Lanting Xiuxi Painting” (Illustration of the Spring Purification Gathering at the Orchid Pavilion) is considered the most famous work by Ming Dynasty artist Wen Zhengming. The painting ...

August 25, 2019, Sunday


A tower of strength for the people of Kaifeng

KAIFENG’S Iron Pagoda is a testament to skilled and unique ancient building techniques and also showcases a thousand years of history. Local people in Kaifeng, located northeast of Henan Province, take ...

August 18, 2019, Sunday


‘Jinou Yonggu’ Cup, a symbol of China’s strong eternal integrity

A wine cup, used once a year by the emperors of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), is a cornerstone of the imperial collection of the dynasty. The cup, made during the reign of Emperor Qianlong (1711-99), ...

August 11, 2019, Sunday


‘Impossible’ Taoist temple hangs as a tribute to ancient builders

THROUGHOUT China’s long history, its ancient architecture shines as a remarkable epitome of the country’s arts and culture, characterized by different regions, ethnic groups and times with their distinctive ...

August 4, 2019, Sunday


Ruyi, a symbolic scepter of good fortune used by the Qing royalty

RUYI, a ceremonial scepter, is revered by Chinese people for its symbol of good fortune and longevity. But what many folk do not know is that ruyi was originally designed as a backscratcher. In Chinese, ...

July 28, 2019, Sunday


Archeological site fit for a king

WHILE the Terracotta Warriors in the city of Xi’an in Shaanxi Province are more well known, the chariot and horse mausoleum of the King of Chu State (1115-223 BC) in Hubei Province is a worthy rival. ...

July 21, 2019, Sunday


Golden bianzhong symbolizes a halcyon epoch in China’s history

EMPEROR Qianlong (1711-99), the sixth emperor of the Qing Dy-nasty (1644-1911), was one of the longest-reigning monarchs in Chinese history. And it’s fair to say his administration went through a golden ...

July 14, 2019, Sunday


China’s tallest pagoda stands as an iconic symbol to Buddhism

CHINESE pagodas are often a sight to behold — lofty, multi-tiered towers against a vast backdrop of blue. The tallest brick pagoda in China — Liaodi Pagoda, more commonly known as the Pagoda of the Kaiyuan ...

July 7, 2019, Sunday


Sun Bird symbolizes ancestors’ world view, intellect, cosmology

ON October 12, 2005, the eyes of the world were on Shenzhou 6, the second human spaceflight of the Chinese space program, which was launched from the Jiuquan Satellite Launch Center. The spacecraft carried ...

June 30, 2019, Sunday


Black Dragon, Snow Mountain

Set on a plateau at more than 2,400 meters above sea level in southwest China, Lijiang Old Town is one of the most beautiful ancient towns in China, with its unique architectural style....

June 23, 2019, Sunday




 

Copyright © 1999- Shanghai Daily. All rights reserved.Preferably viewed with Internet Explorer 8 or newer browsers.

沪公网安备 31010602000204号