For centuries China has been associated with learning, innovation and rich culture. With emphasis on knowledge so deeply interwoven in the country's history, it's no wonder that there's no shortage of books.
Appliances like electric rice cookers, microwaves, and electric kettles, make it easy for people to keep food warm and enjoy a comfortable winter. So how did Chinese people in ancient times cope in winter without these mod cons?
A persimmon cultural festival was held in Yimeng Mountains tourism zone of East China's Shandong province.
Zhang Gongshi, a 73-year-old sixth generation Shuilu painter,struggles to keep the embers of this cultural fire alive.
Tai'an Museum opened a new exhibition hall displaying a treasure trove of never-before-seen cultural artifacts on Oct 31.
The opening ceremony of Qiujiadian town's first folk custom festival was held on Oct 9.
What are the festival's origins? Over the centuries, there have been different versions of the folklore behind it.