PHOTO STORY

Enter Our New “Most China” Photo Competition

TWOC’s new photo contest is open for submissions

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Discover the Many Legends of Dragon Boat Festival

Dozens of historical figures are commemorated on Duanwu Festival, so how exactly did the festival begin?

SPORTS

The Traditional Chinese Sports Enjoying Modern Revivals

Hovering bamboo discs, flying feathers, twisty harvest dance...Some of China’s traditional sports still enjoy a modern following, even internationally

PHOTO STORY

Walking on Fire to Celebrate Harvest Season

One Fujian village preserves the tradition of celebrating the harvest with painful acrobatics

ANCIENT HISTORY

Five Classic Chinese Tiger Tales

Traditional folk stories about tigers still told today

ARTS

How the Lunar New Year Was Celebrated in Ancient Chinese Poetry

How seven ancient poets wrote about celebrating the Lunar New Year

FOOD

Give Me Anything But Dumplings this Lunar New Year

What other foods do Chinese eat during the Lunar New Year?

LIFE

Best (and Worst) Tiger Fashions this Lunar New Year

International brands have released their annual animal zodiac-themed products—we rate them here

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Last Shamans of the Changbai Mountains

In Jilin province, shamans adapt ancient beliefs to the modern context

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The Changing Face of Yingge Dance

How the whole village works together to keep Puning’s traditional “hero dance” alive

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