TRAVEL

China’s Lunar New Year Travel Rush in Numbers

A glance at the data behind travel and spending that finally reached pre-pandemic heights during China’s holiday season

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Flames of Fortune: A Chinese Village’s Fiery Leap into the Lunar New Year

The people of Zhengpan celebrate the Lunar New Year by charging into flames for good fortune

TRAVEL

Pigs and Party Games: Celebrating Lunar New Year, Dongbei Style

Folk customs and culture of Northeast China during the Lunar New Year

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

How One Village Sows the Seeds of Wealth at Lunar New Year

The people of Fengxi village celebrate the Lunar New Year with a unique folk ritual involving sugarcane, deities, and fire

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Ban or Bang? China’s Fireworks Paradox

Why does the land that invented fireworks and firecrackers prohibit them in so many places?

FILM

Chinese-Language Christmas Movies To Stream Right Now

Tired of “Love Actually” and “Home Alone”? Here are four Chinese-language Christmas movies to watch this festive season.

MODERN HISTORY

Acrobats, Tai Chi, Kids: What Makes a Chinese Opening Ceremony?

From celebrations of workers at the 1959 National Games to vast displays of technological prowess during this year’s Asian Games, China’s opening ceremonies have evolved dramatically over time

HISTORY

Mid-Autumn Festival Celebrations Through the Ages

Mid-Autumn Festival was only made an official holiday in 2008, but people have celebrated it for centuries

FILM

5 Monster Shows and Films for Hungry Ghost Festival

Ghosts might be restricted on Chinese screens, but there are plenty of monster films to watch this Zhongyuan Festival

SUBSCRIBER EXCLUSIVE
TRADITIONAL CULTURE

How China’s Dancing Lions Get Their Heads

Peek inside the workshop of a Chinese artisan, who is trying to keep alive the centuries-old craft of making “heads” for traditional lion dance