TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Alternative Ways to Celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival

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

PHOTO STORY

Enter Our New “Most China” Photo Competition

TWOC’s new photo contest is open for submissions

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

The Last Falconers in the Altai Mountains

Two generations of a Kazakh family recall a life of partnership with birds of prey

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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TRAVEL

Yak of All Trades: Tibetan New Year with Herders on the Plateau

A New Year celebration on the plateau showcases modern Tibetan herding culture

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FILM

The Mountains Sing: Yang Xiao on Documenting Guangxi’s Fading Folk Music

A new film by Guangxi-born director Yang Xiao bends an ear to the region’s dying tradition of ethnic folk ballads

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TRAVEL

Dancing for the Dead: Stumbling Across a Tujia Funeral

A chance encounter with the Tujia ethnic group’s funeral practices in south-central China

TRAVEL

Explicit Carving in Yunnan’s Mountains Confuses Scholars

A mysterious and unique carving of female genitalia in a Buddhist grotto has served as a place of worship for centuries

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