FILM

Short Film: Away From Home

A documentary explores the changing definition of home among Beijing migrants during Spring Festival

ANCIENT HISTORY

The Ox in Myth and History

From helping humanity grow food to becoming good luck charms for flood control, stories about cattle are as old as Chinese civilization itself

LANGUAGE

Choice Chengyu: Happy ‘Niu’ Year!

Cattle-related idioms for the Year of the Ox

SOCIETY

Stories from China’s Spring Migration, Part 2

A boat trip gone awry and kindness from strangers: more reminisces from China’s busiest travel season

TRAVEL

Stories from China’s Spring Migration

Memories of homecoming and misadventure during China’s busiest travel season

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Nian: The Monster Behind Chinese New Year

The myth that inspired firecrackers and the color red for Chinese New Year

ENTERTAINMENT

Lego Sets Inspired by Chinese Culture

How the Danish toy company has captured its key Asian market with China-themed sets

NEWS

Viral Week Ep. 278

Covid in Hebei, cold front in Beijing, unhealthy hormones, and overtime proves deadly—it’s Viral Week

LIVING IN CHINA

Close to Home

Spring Festival in a village under lockdown

TRADITIONAL CULTURE

Fading Festivities

Three traditional celebrations worthy of being better remembered

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