New type of bookstores sweep across urban China

A growing number of fashionable bookstores are trying to promote a public culture of reading in urban China while seeking to profit from a growing book market. 

Chinese shadow puppetry-an art of light and shadow

Shadow puppetry is a form of storytelling and entertainment, in which shadow play artists use silhouettes and an illuminated backdrop to create the illusion of moving images.

New type of bookstores sweep across urban China

A growing number of fashionable bookstores are trying to promote a public culture of reading in urban China while seeking to profit from a growing book market. 

Huangmei Melody: operas can also be in vogue

"...operas could also be in vogue. I was determined to come up with new plays, new forms of stage performance. In this way, we aimed to draw audiences on our own initiative,” says Han Zaifen, a celebrated Huangmei Opera artist in China. 

Beijing paper windmill-the gift of the spring

China Plus reporter Yang Yong visited the master craftsman to hear some stories about the centuries-old contraption.

Culture

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Chinese shadow puppetry-an art of light and shadow
New type of bookstores sweep across urban China
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Life

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The "Harvey the Rabbit of Media"
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Women’s voices rising in STEM world

Expat’s Guide

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My China Story

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Art and Literature

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The Commander of an Ensemble: The Drum
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The Sound of Common People: the Huqin
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City Guides

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