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Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Wrap Your Mind Around the New Harbin Opera House

Resting on Harbin Cultural Island is a massive, curved, metallic structure that seems to resemble a space craft straight out of a science-fiction blockbuster. It’s actually the recently-completed Harbin Opera House devised by the geniuses at MAD Architects. The designers sought to pay tribute to the dramatic climate in the northern Chinese city by erecting […]

Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Adventure and Rock-N-Roll Invades India

Billed as India’s first “Adventure and Rock-n-Roll Fest,” the Orange Festival brought energy and excitement to an unlikely place. More than 2,500 people together at Dambuk just 186 miles from the Chinese border at the southern tip of Tibet. Here in Arunachal Pradesh state, thousands of soldiers are deployed due to regional instability and border […]

Renowned Guzheng Artist Chang Jing Takes Over Greece

Renowned Guzheng Artist Chang Jing Takes Over Greece

Chang Jing, a world-renowned player of the ancient Chinese instrument the Guzheng, is recording the first ever Chinese-Greek crossover album with ancient Greek Lyre band “Lyre ‘n’ Rhapsody” and Chinese flutist Zhang Di. The album comes after these performers wowed Greece with their recent performances at the Trianon Theater in Athens and the Boutari Winery […]

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University Orchestra Celebrates Confucius Institute Day in the U.S.

Nanjing University’s orchestra traveled from China to Arkansas this month for a stellar performance at UCA in celebration of Confucius Institute Day. The free event at the Reynolds Performance Hall brought together several performers in addition to the Chinese orchestra for a day of American folk music; native Chinese tunes played on instruments such as […]

Story Of The Pipa

Story Of The Pipa

The roots of music go as deep as time in our history. Pipa is a musical instrument that originated in ancient times. It is a lute with four strings, which is played with a plucking movement. It is believed to have descended from instruments in Western and Central parts of Asia. It reached China through old trade […]

China Cultural Centre To Open Soon For Promoting Arts And Culture

China Cultural Centre To Open Soon For Promoting Arts And Culture

Right in Singapore’s Queen Street, the much-awaited 11 story China Cultural Centre has been finally completed. The pre-launch programs will kick start soon as there will be a writer’s forum which will feature five of China’s top novelists. The authors would include the likes of Tie Ning who is currently the president of China Writers’ Association. […]