Social, economic and cultural development during this dynasty was brilliant and unprecedented. The Song Dynasty was considered the most prosperous during China's feudal age and had not only impacted China profoundly but also left an indelible mark in the world.> Read more
Pipa player promotes traditional Chinese music through livestream
After graduating from Zhejiang Conservatory of Music in Hangzhou, capital city of east China's Zhejiang Province, Wei Xiaodie, a young pipa artist, joined an orchestra. She later quit and became a livestream anchor to better promote traditional Chinese music.
Toymakers look to the past to build business
Chinese companies making toy bricks are turning to traditional building methods to compete with international rivals such as Lego.
Artist creates precious canal memoirs on canvas
Painting is just another way of keeping a diary, so said Spanish artist Pablo Picasso whose irrepressible genius spanned nine decades. Wu Liren has been maintaining such a "diary" of the Grand Canal for more than 40 years.
Wang Xizhi (303-361), also known as Yishao, was born in Linyi, Shandong province, and later moved to Shaoxing, Zhejiang province.