LIVING IN CHINA

Snowy Scenes

Winter arrives across northern China

TRAVEL

Strange Haunts

Five places in China famous for paranormal events

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Rooftop Beasts

A guide to the guardian animals that adorn the eaves of traditional Chinese buildings

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 231

Doctor killer sentenced, pig bungee jumps, neighbors shake the ceiling, and intrigue at the Palace Museum—it’s Viral Week

ARTS

China Brick by Brick

Lego-certified builder Andy Hung discusses his new show in Beijing and his passion for the brick

ANCIENT HISTORY

Eating Like Emperors

Piqued by pop culture, China’s public is hungry for all things imperial

ANCIENT HISTORY

Spring in the Forbidden City

The Palace Museum gives an inside look on how emperors celebrated the lunar new year

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

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