Avant-garde art curator Johnson Chang's reconstruction of an entire ancient village, complete with traditional rites and artisans, may be one of the most futuristic things happening in China. But is this monument to the past conceptual art, a new community—or a subtle form of protest?
Zhou Youguang, 106, invented Pinyin, a spelling system that links China’s ancient written language to the modern age, and he’s using it to speak his mind.
Lavish villas built by merchants still endure across the Huizhou region of China, which was once synonymous with entrepreneurialism. Now tourism companies are trying to preserve them.
Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs explains how Taiwan can be a springboard for companies looking to invest in China, as cross-strait relations are becoming closer since the implementation of the Economic Cooperation Framework Agreement (ECFA).
Welcome to Chongqing, the biggest city you've never heard of.
Two rival museums, one from Taiwan and one from mainland China, are collaborating on a research project that has scholars retracing the journey of China’s imperial treasures in the 1930s and ’40s.
We tend to imagine China as a monolith: 1.3 billion people sharing the same language, history, and culture. The truth is far more interesting. China is a mosaic of several distinct regions, each with its own resources, dynamics, and historical character.
Untold numbers of Chinese have characters in their names that a new system for ID cards cannot process.
Chinese parents meet in a Shanghai park to match up their children.
Hundreds of thousands of Chinese are setting off to do business in Africa, a part of the world that had been terra incognita.
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A look into the life of Chinese gold farmers, workers who are paid to “play” massive multiplayer online role-playing games all day, capturing as much loot as possible so their employers can sell it to Americans who don’t want to spend the time earning it the old-fashioned way.
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Over the last five years, Ben Wood has transformed himself from a successful Boston architect into a Shanghai powerbroker whose designs translate into billions of dollars in development.
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The mountainous grasslands in Qinghai Province have become motorcycle country.
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Taiwanese author and pro-unification activist Li Ao surprises the mainland Chinese government by denouncing its repressive policies.
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Like the great monuments of 16th-century Rome or 19th-century Paris, China’s new architecture exudes an aura that has as much to do with intellectual ferment as economic clout.