With his rough yet deft hands, Lang Xiucai in Langzhuang village of Liaocheng, Shandong province, has created a variety of dough sculptures. Yet facing his creations, the villager, now in his 80s, looks downcast.
Cultural TV programs have experienced a come-back at the start of the Chinese New Year. Two weeks after the conclusion of the hit show Chinese Poetry Competition, a new program, Readers, has become a nationwide sensation.
As one of the major organizers of the 2017 Happy Chinese New Year project, the Shandong Provincial Department of Culture has launched ten cultural exchange events with 131 participating members, to be held over three months, promoting Chinese New Year culture and the unique Qilu culture to different parts of the world.
Over 2,000 copies of archived records of the direct descendants of Confucius will be published over the next four years, authorities in the eastern province of Shandong said Sunday.
When most people come across a patch of mud as they climb up Shandong province's Mount Tai, all they see is mud. But to Xuan Xudong, that clod of earth represents a kaleidoscope of artistic possibilities.
Tianhou Palace, or the Temple of the Queen of Heaven, in the eastern coastal city of Qingdao, is the perfect place to explore the city's traditional folk arts and culture.
According to UNESCO officer Du Xiaofan, Mount Tai is most intertwined with Chinese history among the mountains of China.