FILM

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

MODERN HISTORY

How Did China End Up Celebrating Two New Years?

In the early 20th century, China tried to ban its millennia-old lunar calendar in the name of modernity—with mixed success

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Alternative Ways to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

Mid-Autumn Festival isn’t only about mooncakes and lanterns

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

All the Ways to Celebrate Hungry Ghost Festival

How to avoid hungry ghosts and placate “good brothers” this Zhongyuan Festival

ANCIENT HISTORY

Three Romantic Tales for Qixi Festival

Discover some lesser-known love stories for Chinese Valentine’s Day

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TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Anything Flies: How Kiting in China Reached New Heights

Backed by international competitions, a 2 billion yuan industry, and complex tricks and designs, kiting in China is no child’s play

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

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