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


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


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


Legends and Landscapes: A Journey to the Birthplace of Qingming Festival

Searching for the origins of China’s festival to the dead on the mountain where it all began more than 2,500 years ago


A Year After My Father’s Death, I Finally Made It Home to Mourn

Stories of two post-Covid homecomings to mourn loved ones and sweep the tombs on Qingming Festival


Digital Technologies are Changing Funerals and Remembrance in China

Digital tombstones, QR code epitaphs, livestreamed rituals: This Qingming Festival, Chinese are turning to digital technologies to remember their ancestors


How Ancient Chinese Poets Celebrated Qingming Festival

Four ancient Chinese poems on Qingming Festival show that the day was always about more than just tomb sweeping


Tsampa Fights and Surprises: The Evolving Fortunes of Tibetan New Year

Two young Tibetans recall how the festivities of Losar, the traditional New Year on the Plateau, have changed and stayed the same since their childhood


On a Spring Roll

Spring rolls are considered a classic Chinese food, but did you know they actually come in many varieties across the country?


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