The first episode of China’s first 3D documentary, “World Heritage in China”, was filmed in the Wudang Mountains (武当山) in November and focuses on martial arts, Daoist culture, natural landscapes, and ancient architecture.
Grain Finds in Yunnan Province May Shed Light on a Bronze Age Civilization (South China Morning Post)
Remains of wheat and millet found in Yunnan Province hint at a previously unknown migration route across China and may shed some light on Yunnan’s mysterious Bronze Age civilization, the Dian Kingdom (滇国).
Museums Should Not End Up as “Vanity Projects” (People’s Daily Online)
Museums in China are advised to avoid becoming dull “furnishings for political achievements” and to take greater measures to engage the general public and provide better cultural and educational services.
Centuries-Old Epic Endangered Despite Preservation Efforts (Xinhua/People’s Daily Online)
There are fears for the survival of the Kyrgyz epic poem, “The Epic of Manas”, as the only living manaschi who can recite the entire epic from memory is 94 and efforts to preserve the poem for posterity have been hampered by a lack of funding.
A series of photographs taken at Shanghai’s new Civil Affairs Museum (上海市民政博物馆), which opened to the public earlier this month and has some 1,300 items on display.
An exhibition on ancient jade opened in Jinan (济南), Shandong Province (山东), on 8th December and features over 200 jade artefacts from different periods of Chinese history.
Beautiful lantern figures are on display in Rotterdam’s Euromast Park as part of its China Lights festival, which will run till 14th February 2013.
From the Blogosphere:
Reflecting the Heavens: The Rice Terraces of Yuanyang (Life on Nanchang Lu)
A Secret Recipe for Chinese Learning: An Interview with Keon Everington (The World of Chinese)
Fluent Mandarin speaker Keon Everington shares some tips on how to master the language.