11feb/21

Four Seasons in Zhejiang

四 季 浙 江 Four Seasons in Zhejiang   Located in the southeastern coastal area of China, Zhejiang is a dazzling pearl strewn in the southern wing of the Yangtze River Delta and neighbors Shanghai – China’s number one mega-city. Zhejiang is bestowed with a sprawling sea area (including 101.8 thousand square kilometers of land area and 260 thousand square kilometers of sea area), and is one of the country’s most densely-populated provinces (with 58.50 million permanent inhabitants) . It has long been reputed for its opulence and is dubbed “a land of fish and rice, silk and cultural treasures”. It is also one of China’s most splendid tourist destinations.   Every living creature on earth each have their own law of thriving and withering and an invisible hand named Time, has painted on the great canvas of Zhejiang the magnificent beauty of the four seasons.   The four seasonsRead More…

28jan/21

“舞动中国——中国歌剧舞剧云端演出季”舞剧《孔子》精彩上演 | Live: Dance Drama Confucius

    1月29日至3月中旬,“舞动中国——中国歌剧舞剧云端演出季”将带来四部精彩的免费线上直播演出作品,包括舞剧《孔子》、《李白》和两场音乐会。 Join us for a free online arts season featuring traditional Chinese music, modern Chinese opera and dance drama from Jan 29 to mid-March. “Dancing China – Online Modern Opera and Dance Drama Season” will bring four livestreamed performances online, covering the dance dramas Confucius and Li Bai, and two orchestral concerts of classical Chinese music.     舞剧《孔子》选取的是孔子自公元前497年离开鲁国开始周游列国的一段生命历程,这是不断碰壁的旅程,是无法完成梦想的不归途,是求而不得的坎坷路。 The dance drama Confucius will unfold the journey of the ancient Chinese philosopher and educator Confucius. In 497 BC, Confucius left the state of Lu, starting his 14-year tour around other states to promote his philosophical ideas. It’s a journey where dreams go unfulfilled.   舞剧《李白》以盛唐诗人李白的家国情怀和拥抱山水的恣肆情感为依托,开掘诗人的心路历程,展现浪漫诗情。 The dance drama Li Bai will revolve around the life of the eponymous Chinese poet, who lived in the golden days of the Tang Dynasty (618-907). It will disclose the ups and downs of his life and reveal how he remained unrestrained and romantic in creating poetry.  Read More…

07jan/21

Open Call: My Encounters with China

  Have some fantastic photos or selfies with pandas? Willing to share your dreams or stories about China with others? Got special talents in Chinese arts, instruments or even kungfu? “My Encounters with China” is now officially recruiting! Don’t miss this chance, please don’t hesitate to share them with more people through our major media platforms!     What we want: The content can be various and please think out of the box. It can be the individuals that you came across or friends in China. We love to see your passion or talent in anything about China such as playing Chinese instruments, singing songs, making art crafts & work or even performing Kungfu. It can also be a romantic love story or an unforgettable memory in China.   Send HD video (more than 45s) or photos (with a note within 100 words) to info@cccstockholm.org by 31 Jan, 2021. A mysterious surprise is waiting for you!   #我与中国的邂逅 #MyEncountersWithChina   Facebook: China Cultural Center in StockholmRead More…

09Dec/20

World Natural and Cultural Heritage of Xinjiang

  Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region of China is located in the northwest of China and the interior of Eurasia. The Silk Road connected ancient China with the world, making it a place of coexistence and exchange among various civilizations. Xinjiang has long been a multi-ethnic area and has officially become a part of China since the Han dynasty. Today, it is the home of all 56 Chinese ethnic groups.       Close to Nature The landform of Xinjiang can be summarized as “three mountains segmenting two basins”; from the north to the south, there lie the Altai Mountains, Tianshan Mountains and Kunlun Mountains. To the north of the Tianshan Mountains is Junggar Basin, and to the south is Tarim Basin, in which Taklimakan Desert is China’s largest and world’s second largest shifting sand desert. To the east of the Tianshan Mountains, Turpan Depression marks the lowest point of China – 154.31 meters below sea level; to the west is Ili Valley, where the scenery isRead More…

21aug/20

24 Solar Terms: Chushu – End of Heat

      Chushu (End of Heat), the fourteenth of 24 solar terms, falls on August 22, the fourth of the seventh month of Chinese lunar calendar this year. As the name implies, Chushu means that the summer heat is receding and that the three periods of the hot season are close to an end or has already passed. Temperature drops, especially after each autumn rain.   Yunnan province / Photo by Chi Lok Tsang Dali, Yunnan province / Photo by Sugarman Joe Erhai Lake, Dali, Yunnan province / Photo by Lincoln Yoon   Offering sacrifices to ancestors Offering sacrifices to ancestors and embracing autumn are major customs around Chushu. As some crops are ripe, people offer newly harvested rice to ancestors to report on the harvest.     Autumn outing   Eryuan West Lake, Dali, Yunnan province / 张金明 Zhang Jinming Erhai Lake, Dali, Yunnan province / Image by Melodyxzl The Three Pagodas of the Chongsheng Temple, Dali, Yunnan province / Photo by Chongming Liu Sky MirrorRead More…