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  • Shandong exhibits Japanese Ukiyoe wood block paintings


    An exhibition featuring Japanese Ukiyoe wood block paintings was unveiled on June 1 at the Shandong Museum in the provincial capital of Jinan to celebrate the 35th anniversary of the establishment of friendly relations between Shandong and Yamaguchi Prefecture of Japan.

  • Top cookbooks take a bow


    William Wongso seems like a chef in a war zone. Peppered with the pops and splatters of boiling coconut milk, however, Wongso is unfazed and relaxed.

  • Shandong intangible cultural heritage classroom: how to make a Caozhou dough figure


    The thirteenth class of the Shandong intangible cultural heritage classroom, led by Mu Xujian, Shandong provincial inheritor and master craftsman of ancient Caozhou (Heze) dough figurines, was held on June 3 at the Shandong Provincial Cultural Center in Jinan, the provincial capital.

  • Yantai - combining legacy and vibrancy along Shandong’s northern coast


    ‘Smoke Tower’ (yan tai), a curious name for one of China’s most charming, most fascinating and certainly a very interesting city. Shandong Peninsula’s exposed coastline was targeted by 14th century pirate attacks. Beacon towers erected on hills warned of impending danger. Yantai’s former tower, protected by a small temple, remains today atop a delightful forest park (yantaishan) but now dominated by a tall, working lighthouse - the iconic symbol of this city strategically located where waters of the Bohai Gulf and Yellow Sea merge close to the Korean Peninsula and indeed Japan.

  • Qi writing brush in E China's Shandong


    Guo Mingchang, a successor of Qi writing brush making technique, trims a product in Dawang township of Guangrao county, East China's Shandong province, June 4, 2017.

  • Porters see a steep drop on Taishan Mountain


    The 18 Bends is the name given to the final stretch of the winding 6,800-step pathway that leads to the top of Taishan Mountain in Shandong province. Rising by 400 meters over 1 kilometer, most people who make it are usually too exhausted to enjoy the stunning views at the top.