What are the festival's origins? Over the centuries, there have been different versions of the folklore behind it.
Two decades ago, construction workers discovered a cache while digging a foundation for a school in Qingzhou city in East China's Shandong province.
As the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival approaches - this year celebrated on Sept 15 - mooncakes are turning up all over China, from very traditional teashops to Starbucks counters.
Many modern Olympic sports can be traced back to ancient China. By looking at these ancient paintings, we can trace their evolution.
Let's take a look at how ancient people celebrated the Qixi Festival from some ancient Chinese paintings.
The Shandong Museum opened an exhibition on July 20, displaying a large variety of historic relics unearthed from the tomb of Fu Hao, which dates back to China's ancient Shang Dynasty (1600 BC-1046 BC).
A series of historical relics dating back to the Xue State went on display at Shandong Museum on April 29.