TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Bathing Cultures Dividing North and South China

Northern bathhouses are famous for their vigorous scrubbing, while gentle massages in the South lull bathers to sleep

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Changing Face of Yingge Dance

How the whole village works together to keep Puning’s traditional “hero dance” alive

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Supernatural Chinese Beings Perfect for Halloween

Halloween may be a Western import, but ancient Chinese literature is full of spooky beasts, demons, and ghosts to consider this October 31

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Why Young Performers are Giving Up On Years of Traditional Opera Training

A former Kunqu opera performer describes working in a disappearing art

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Uncertain Future of Grassroots Chinese Opera

How will China save its vanishing local operas?

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Enduring Chinese Roots of Central Asia’s Dungan People

Discover how faith and family have held the Dungan communities of Central Asia together for centuries

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Romantic Naming of Chinese Space Missions

How ancient legends and poems inspire the names of Chinese spacecrafts and space programs

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Bringing the Porcelain Capital of the World into the 21st Century

How artisans in Jingdezhen are keeping alive one of China’s hottest historical commodities

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

How a Chongqing Teahouse Fuses Art and Dessert

A Chinese millennial couple creates contemporary Chinese sweets and designs that make a difference in daily life

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