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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 […]

When Music and Ritual Ruled Chinese Society

When Music and Ritual Ruled Chinese Society

While analyzing China’s one-party Communist state where cultural and spiritual repression is enforced by official policing agencies and backed by the government’s propaganda mouthpieces, it’s important to remember that the arts were once pillars of Chinese society cultivated through thousands of years. One of the five great Chinese scholarly works is considered to be the […]

Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

Chinese Ambassador Says Ai Weiwei “not my taste”

China’s ambassador to the UK Liu Xiaoming has told BBC’s Andrew Marr that the art work of renowned Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is “not my taste.” During the interview in which Marr probed Liu about China’s human rights record ahead of President Xi Jinping’s visit to the U.K., the ambassador said Ai is only famous for […]

The First President of China

The First President of China

On the 10th of October, in the year 1913, Yuan Shikai was installed as the first president of China. It was done against the wishes of Sun Yat Sen, who is considered by many to be the father of modern China, but with his political maneuvering was able to make it so with the coerced […]

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 […]

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Returns to London to Attend First Exhibit Since Detainment

Chinese Artist Ai Weiwei Returns to London to Attend First Exhibit Since Detainment

After being detained by Chinese authorities for five years, artist Ai Weiwei recently left the Communist nation to attend the opening of his first major survey exhibition in London at the Royal Academy of Art. In the last four years, Ai has orchestrated more than 100 exhibitions of his work from his studio in Beijing. […]

The Cold War Rages- US- China At Loggerheads!

The Cold War Rages- US- China At Loggerheads!

On September 3rd, huge celebrations took place in Beijing which marked the 70th anniversary of China’s freedom from Japan’s aggression. There had been a lot of international diplomacy during the Second World War and one can find its profound impact in nearly all walks of history. The US left the allied side which was anti-fascist […]

The First Opium War

The First Opium War

On September 5th, 1839 the first Opium War started when China attempted to stop Britain from smuggling opium into the country. Smuggling opium into the country was a way for the British to sell their wares to gain the silver that China required for trade, as they had no interest in British goods. British merchants […]

85 Percent of Forbidden City to Open By 2020

85 Percent of Forbidden City to Open By 2020

600 years after it was established as an imperial palace, Beijing’s legendary Forbidden City will open more of its space to the public by 2020. 85 percent of the city will be open for visitors to walk through, according to Shan Jixiang, curator of the Palace Museum which is nestled in the Forbidden City. In […]

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