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Brush away the mystery of traditional Chinese painting

CHINESE painting, also known as brush painting or ink-wash painting, is one of the oldest art forms in the world. However, the varied styles, techniques, perspectives and symbolism of such paintings are ...

August 23, 2015, Sunday


Eighty-Seven Celestials

THE ancient artwork entitled Bashiqi Shenxian Juan — or “Eighty-Seven Celestials” — depicts 87 godly figures descending from the heavens in a grand procession. Painted in the typical Chinese baimiao or ...

August 23, 2015, Sunday


Hunters adapt to changing times

THE Oroqens, a minority group in the Greater and Lesser Xing’an Mountain regions of northeast China, still retain many of their time-honored traditions, despite major changes which have influenced their ...

August 16, 2015, Sunday


Dunhuang Murals

THE more than 500 Buddhist caves dug out of the mountains centuries earlier near Dunhuang look ordinary from outside. But housing more than 50,000 square meters of gorgeous murals, they are a rare gem ...

August 9, 2015, Sunday


Small minority, colorful culture

LIVING in Tibet for long, the Moinba ethnic group enjoys close ties to Tibetans and share many similar customs. With a population of 10,561, the Moinba ethnic group mainly lives in Medog County of Tibetan ...

August 2, 2015, Sunday


Brush away the mystery of traditional Chinese painting

CHINESE painting, also known as brush painting or ink-wash painting, is one of the oldest art forms in the world. However, the varied styles, techniques, perspectives and symbolism of such paintings are ...

July 26, 2015, Sunday


Five Oxen

A painting featuring five oxen on flax paper created nearly 1,300 years ago has been widely recognized as the earliest extant paper painting in China and is also known today as one of the top 10 masterpieces ...

July 26, 2015, Sunday


Uzbeks a small but proud group

THE Uzbek ethnic group in China is a branch of the ancient Uzbek Khanate that still carries on many of the traditions when they dwelled in Central Asia before some settled in western China. With a population ...

July 19, 2015, Sunday


Getting the balance right in depicting historic meeting

UNLIKE in the West, where historical painting was for a long period viewed as the highest form of the art, most ancient Chinese painters tended to focus on subjects such as flowers, trees, birds or landscapes ...

July 12, 2015, Sunday


T-shaped painting on silk

ZHANG Yanyuan (815-907 AD), a renowned painter and art critic from the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD), once said that traditional Chinese painting is all about lines. “Without lines, it won’t be a painting,” ...

June 28, 2015, Sunday




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