El Piñal: The Lost 16th Century Spanish Outpost in South China

In 1598, Ming Dynasty authorities allowed a team of Spanish traders from Manila to set up shop in China’s PRD.

by Ryan Gandolfo, 25 September 2019

Getting Under the Skin of China's Cosmetic Surgery Boom

The beauty industry in China is growing enormously. We take a deep dive and find out why.

by Bryan Grogan, 16 August 2019

Understanding the Hand Gestures and Face Masks of Chinese Opera

A breakdown of some of the most notable hand gestures and face masks that appear in Chinese opera performances.

by That's Beijing, 27 June 2019

The Show Must Go On: How Chinese Opera Came to Be and Is Changing to Survive

Becoming a Chinese opera actor is not what young Chinese dream of anymore, but a host of performers and producers are not giving up on this historic art form.

by Edoardo Donati Fogliazza, 27 June 2019