Now and Then


Story of long-forgotten kingdom in Yunnan

Among the bronze wares found in southwest China’s Yunnan Province, a shell container on display at the National Museum of China in Beijing is listed as one of the cultural relics prohibited from being ...

December 5, 2021, Sunday


Iconic temple in Foshan’s history

AncestralNCESTRAL Temple in Foshan, Guangdong Province, provides a deep look into the coastal city’s history and martial arts’ folk culture. Built between 1078 and 1085, the temple was a religious shrine ...

November 28, 2021, Sunday


Gilded bronze horse a gift from emperor

China was one of the first countries to domesticate horses. As an important part of Chinese civilization, the longstanding horse culture reflects the relationship between human beings and the animal, ...

November 21, 2021, Sunday


Dragon mother temple keeps legend alive for 2 millennia

IN Chinese culture, the dragon is the god of water that tames rainfall and harnesses every sea, river, canal, lake, pond and creek. It’s been a centuries-old tradition that people, especially those living ...

November 14, 2021, Sunday


49-gram gown that can fit into a matchbox

BELIEVE it or not, a gown made thousands of years ago in China weighs only 49 grams, which is equivalent to about two pairs of socks. Measuring 132 centimeters in length, the gown was unearthed from ...

November 7, 2021, Sunday


Historical mansion full of intrigue

Marshal’s Mansion sits a few steps away from the Imperial Palace in downtown Shenyang, the capital city of Liaoning Province....

October 31, 2021, Sunday


Historical significance of seals, status, identity they represent

WITH roots dating back thousands of years, seals play a significant role in Chinese culture. Beyond a unique motif to mark documents and artworks, they are symbolic of status and identity. The exact ...

October 24, 2021, Sunday


The mystery and majesty of a multi-cultural Buddhist monastery

The Buddhist monastery Ruiying Temple, located in Mongol Autonomous County in Fuxin, a city in the northeastern Liaoning Province, is a religious shrine that embodies the cultures of Han, Manchu, Mongol...

October 17, 2021, Sunday


Bamboo slips provide clues to evolution of written language

Over 1,000 bamboo slips were discovered in a Qin tomb in Shuihudi, Yunmeng County, Hubei Province, in 1975....

October 10, 2021, Sunday


At the helm just 27 days, emperor had his tomb filled with valuables

IN 2011, the cultural relics department in Jiangxi Province received a report that an ancient tomb near Guanxi Village in Nanchang was being looted. When the archeological team arrived at the tomb, experts ...

September 26, 2021, Sunday




 

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