CHINESE CHARACTERS

On the Character: 帽

A character that wears many hats

ARTS, HISTORY

Hair Razing

Two recent dramas offer new explanations to why the wife of Emperor Qianlong cut her hair—and got herself banished from court

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Unforbidden

After years of neglect, the Forbidden City’s Palace Museum is finally being opened up and dragged into the 21st century

LIVING IN CHINA

Traveling With Chinese Characteristics

Discovering ancient Chinese culture in the hotel industry’s “ocean of sameness”

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