For an early age you could tell my grandmother was different. She was precocious and beautiful. An artist, a spy and a beauty her life was a whirlwind.
My grandmother was not one to sit back in times of turmoil. She was politically active and performed across the country promoting Nationalism. Her courageousness even lead her to be detained by the Japanese.
My impressions of my grandma were mostly based on pictures we exchanged in letters. Her beauty and style influenced me a lot when I was younger.
Grandmother always took great care in her appearance and she expected the same from us. Red nail polish, makeup, earrings were an important part of her daily routine even into her later years.
This video is an introduction to the famous hutongs of Beijing.
This video introduces the various types and styles of Beijing siheyuan.
This video is an introduction to Beijing's Luogu Lane, also known as "Centipede Street."
This video discusses the care taken in the remodeling of South Luogu Lane in order to preserve the charm of the ancient capital while also providing new tourist attractions and modern conveniences for its residents.
This is an introduction to the Panzhongxi, a type of folk art that exists in the Beijing hutongs.
This video introduces the famous Siheyuan number 42, once home to famous scholar from Fu Jen Catholic University.
How and when did Christianity enter China?
This video details the history of Christianity in China, namely the influential figures, Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi.
Emperor Kangxi played a major role in introducing Christianity into China.
Four generations of the Zhang family have played monkey kings.
Liu Xiao Ling Tong prepares for the role of his lifetime.
1986 saw the TV premiere of a quintessential classic.
This Spring Festival season, Pepsi brings happiness home.
It is a Chinese tradition to put up a blessing as a decoration in the home during the Chinese New Year. This is quite similar to saying grace before eating Christmas dinner.
While we use Christmas trees and stockings to decorate during Christmas, let's see what kind of decorations the Chinese use for their New Year's celebration.
"Heritage" sees its greatest number of participants in a single performance.
Performers recall the day of a spectacular performance at the opening ceremony of the 2008 Olympics.
Should there be individuality in a traditional group performance?
Things get heated as the group versus individuality debate continues.