Making a profit from China's cultural past

MORE than 300 college experts and practitioners exchanged opinions on the practices of cultural and creative industry across the Taiwan Strait in a recent forum held in Hangzhou. "Many people do not know that creative...

Nov 28, 2017

First woodcut is the deepest for inspired art students

AN exhibition inspired by one of Chinese literature's modern greats is on show revealing the art of woodcuts to evoke patriotism. During the 1930s, Lu Xun, a leading figure in modern Chinese literature, urged artists...

Nov 27, 2017

Ancient literati putting women artists in the picture

A rare exhibition featuring some of history's greatest women artists are now on display. More than 60 ink-wash paintings from 30 Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) and Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) female painters are the highlight...

Nov 27, 2017

Culture festival promotes a sharing day

Three girls in Song Dynasty-styled costumes play games on the street of Huangcheng Town during the Southern Song Dynasty Culture Festival in Hangzhou.

Nov 24, 2017

Taking big strides as a MICE destination

HANGZHOU was recently hailed at the 56th ICCA Congress, for taking rapid strides in becoming a major international MICE destination. The conference, held at the Prague Congress Center in the Czech Republic between...

Nov 23, 2017

Some treats to go nuts over in winter

THE 24 Chinese solar terms, which date back thousands of years, embody the rhythm of nature, and the harmony between humans and the world around them. We are now in Xiaoxue (Light Snow) in Chinese lunar calendar,...

Nov 23, 2017

Enjoy the flavor and color of mandarins and persimmons

LATE November around Hangzhou is known for its kaleidoscope of colors. Gingko, maple, and phoenix trees paint the city a mix of yellow, orange, red, crimson and gold. The sight of the colorful leaves against a clear...

Nov 22, 2017

A platform for entrepreneurial innovation

HANGZHOU is fast becoming a platform for young entrepreneurs to develop and nurture their ideas. At the 2017 Youth Conference, held on November 10 in Hangzhou, Andrew Shirman was one such innovator of ideas. Shirman...

Nov 21, 2017

Introspection, identity, rebirth of East European artists in defiance of the West

An exhibition is attempting to tackle the complexities of Central and Eastern Europe through the genre of art. The group exhibition, "Symptoms of Society," which opened on November 10 and is on display until December...

Nov 20, 2017

Nothing fishy about the Fish and Mutton Festival

The annual Fish and Mutton Festival is in full swing and far from woolly at the Grand Canal Residential Block of Yuhang District. For most, a temperature drop in November is bad news but not for the natives of Yuhang....

Nov 16, 2017