Category: Culture

  • Hangzhou speeds up efforts to build world-class historical city

    Actresses donning traditional Chinese costumes give a performance at Hangzhou Intime Department Store. [Photo/Zhejiang Daily] Hangzhou plans to press ahead with the initiative to turn itself into a world-class historical city as this year marks the 40th anniversary of Hangzhou’s inclusion into China’s first-batch of historical and cultural cities. The city will develop scenic spots including the […]

  • Hangzhou accredits 53 new rural (community) museums

    In order to record and preserve regional civilization, Zhejiang Provincial Cultural Heritage Administration issued documents to support extensive construction of modern rural museums that have rich cultural deposits and distinctive local features. Hangzhou has recently added 53 accredited rural (community) museums which will be open to the public for free. This indicates that all the […]

  • A heritage that is carved in stone

    Qian Gaochao teaches students carving skills.[Photo provided to China Daily] Craftsmen in Zhejiang province use their knowledge passed down over generations to mark the Asian Games in a manner that will stand the test of time, reports Ma Zhenhuan in Hangzhou. Craftsman Qian Gaochao and his son, Qian Youjie, spent more than six months making […]

  • Fuchun River night gala kicks off

    [Photo/Facebook account: Hangzhoufeel] The night gala themed around the Fuchun River Landscape kicked off in Tonglu with a series of wonderful activities such as distinctive performances and intangible cultural heritage project display and performance on August 29. It is to celebrate and promote the Qiantang River Poem Cultural Heritage Ecological Reserve cooperated by Tonglu county, […]

  • The museum presents Song-style cultural and creative exhibition

    “Gifts for Hangzhou Asian Games – Exhibition of Selected Cultural Gifts of the West Lake and Xixi Wetland Scenic Areas for Hangzhou Asian Games” kicked off in Hangzhou West Lake Museum on the morning of August 25. A total of 98 creative cultural gifts from the West Lake and Xixi Wetland Scenic Areas, including foods […]

  • Building in Hangzhou set to nourish culture

    As the Hangzhou branch of the China National Archives of Publications and Culture welcomed its first visitors in early August, it became another landmark in the capital city of East China’s Zhejiang province. Located not far from the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, one of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the city, the venue […]

  • Grand Canal exhibition held in Hangzhou

    The poster of The Grand Canal as Epic on Earth exhibition. [Photo provided to ezhejiang.gov.cn] An exhibition titled The Grand Canal as Epic on Earth: Contemporary Art Themed on the Grand Canal of China is currently taking place at the Zhejiang Art Museum in Hangzhou, capital of East China’s Zhejiang province. The exhibition showcases over […]

  • Song-style artifacts made with paper tell stories

    Hangzhou International Arts & Crafts Week 2022 and Hangzhou Disabled Persons’ Federation jointly launched cultural and creative brand of “super artisans”. Six super artisans showcased the crafts of paper cutting, paper lantern making, and fan making with their dexterous fingers on the site. Ruan Xiaoping, a member of Hangzhou Disabled Artists Association, taught children how […]

  • Ancient relics come to life with technology

    When Zhang Han set foot inside Liangzhu Museum in Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, the 10-year-old put on a pair of augmented reality glasses and embarked on a tour that took him back more than 5,000 years. From exquisite jade artifacts to pottery, the museum displays various burial objects found in the Archaeological Ruins of Liangzhu City, […]

  • Hangzhou International Craft Week 2022 was launched with paper artworks and thousand-year Song culture

    Hangzhou International Craft Week 2022 was officially launched in Hangzhou Creative Design Center on the morning of August 18. With paper, one of the four great inventions of ancient China, as the material of the objects, the five-day exhibition has an assembly of elaborate domestic and overseas paper artworks to carry forward Chinese paper art. […]