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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


Russians keep traditions alive

MEMBERS of China’s Russian ethnic minority group still retain many of the traditions and customs of their forbearers, who first migrated into China’s northern regions hundreds of years ago. Today, China’s ...

June 14, 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 ...

June 7, 2015, Sunday


The lives of ancient court ladies

THE painting “Admonitions of the Court Instructress” is one of the earliest Chinese handscroll paintings still in existence and is considered one of the country’s greatest artistic masterpieces. The BBC ...

June 7, 2015, Sunday


Bao’an boast distinctive culture

SHARP, strong and beautiful — these three words are often used to describe the characteristic bladed weapons of the Bao’an people, an ethnic minority group whose members dwell predominantly in north China’s ...

May 31, 2015, Sunday




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