Traditional wedding ceremony
An award-winning photograph of a traditional custom performance of wedding ceremony by Li Guoliang.
Fishermen Hold Sacrificial Rites for the Sea
Fishermen alongside Jiaodong peninsula hold sacrificial rites for the sea to pray for the safety of the fishermen and a good harvest. Bobos, a kind of pastry, will be prepared on the sacrifice. Photo by Jiang Zili
New Year paintings
Woodprint paintings are traditionally hung in homes around Spring Festival, but for the artists, creating the pictures is a yearlong activity and a lifetime of dedication.
Liuqin Opera, also known as the “Lahun Tune”, originated during the mid-Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) and was popular in Jiangsu, Shandong, Anhui and Henan provinces.
Taishan's one-man show
The show starts and gongs and drums sound backstage. Other instruments join the chorus, each different but all in harmony. The shadow puppets appear next, and fierce fighting and acrobatic moves earn applause from the audience.