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  • Is Confucius still relevant?


    At a ceremony in September to commemorate the 2,570th anniversary of the birth of Confucius in Qufu, Shandong province, hundreds of students and residents recited classic quotes from the ancient sage's Analects. More than 2,000 people - including UNESCO officials, scholars and descendants of Confucius - attended the ceremony, which featured ritual dances by performers in costumes from the Han Dynasty (206 BC-AD 220).

  • Explore charm of traditional culture in Shandong


    Shandong boasts a long history and splendid culture and is known as the hometown of Confucius, and ancient Chinese philosophers including the most famous of all, Mencius, and Sun Tzu, the author of The Art of War, who have left behind numerous precious cultural relics.

  • Kids explore the charm of ancient architecture


    A group of elementary school students visited the Taishan Ancient Architecture Museum on Aug 18 to explore the charm of ancient buildings.

  • Facility to promote acrobatics art in Jining


    A state-of-the-art facility named "Acrobatics City" opened to the public on Aug 16 in Jining, East China's Shandong province.

  • From housewife to phoenix crown master


    Chen Jie, a former housewife who is now the top phoenix crown maker in Qingdao, East China's Shandong province, owns a business that makes 600,000 yuan in annual sales revenue.

  • Folk arts, crafts expo to be staged in Yantai


    The 2019 Yantai Folk Arts and Crafts Expo is scheduled to be held at Yantai International Expo Center on Aug 23-26.

  • Bringing the classics back to life


    When it comes to celebrating Qixi Festival, or Chinese Valentine's Day, certain traditions usually spring to mind. While exchanging gifts and spending time with loved ones are common themes, in ancient times another custom was widely practiced: leaving books outside the main doors of houses to air and share them. It was forgotten in recent years.