Transforming China’s Search-and-Rescue Sector, One Dog at a Time

Follow a father-son duo who trained some of China’s first internationally certified search-and-rescue dogs, and dream of having a dog for every city

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Spring Days Past | Short Story

In Shen Shuzhi’s depiction of waning village life, a “left-behind” child comes to terms with loneliness growing up with his grandmother

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Four Films to Kick Off the New Year

With a sizable box office and a diverse lineup, the Chinese film industry is off to a good start in the Year of the Rabbit

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Talk Your Way Through a Chinese Wedding

Celebration of love or social obligation? Learn the language of Chinese weddings, from invitations to the ceremony itself

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Fabric of Life: The Final Days of Hong Kong’s Famous Pang Jai Market

Catch a last glimpse of Kowloon’s Pang Jai fabric market, once a thriving center of East Asia’s textile industry, before it makes way for new construction

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How are China’s Biggest Holidays Celebrated in Classic Novels?

The Lunar New Year and Lantern Festival are key scenes of drama in China’s Four Classic Novels, providing clues of how people celebrated holidays in ancient China

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How the TV Stole Spring Festival

First airing live in 1983, CCTV’s Spring Festival Gala didn’t just change TV—it changed the way China celebrates the Lunar New Year

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Spooky Scary Storytelling!

  • October 26, 2022
  • Beijing S0I BAR 共和酒吧 8 Huayuan Qianxiang 东城区花园前巷乙8号-X
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A night full of scary stories with The World of Chinese!

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Join TWOC at the Aotu Space Summer Art Fair!

  • August 12, 2022
  • Venue 凹凸空间.AOTUSPACE 北新桥头条67号 -NO67.TOUTIAO BEIXINQIAO
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Join us this weekend at the Summer Art Fair

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Halloween TWOC Tales Special @Soi Bao Chao

  • October 27, 2021
  • Soi Bao Chao, 10 Baochao Hutong | 东城区 东城区宝钞胡同10号
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Join us for a spooky night of storytelling in this open-mic evening where you can come and share one of your adventures, a fictional story or something that happened for real! Come disguised and share with us your most "unnatural" and "scary" story!

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