A Night at the Opera: Your Quintessential Guide to Xiqu

Learn all about China’s traditional opera form, from the most monumental moments in the history of Chinese theater to its modern evolution.

by That's Beijing, 28 June 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

Portraits of China: A Collection of Stories From China's Past

British photographer Cameron Hack interviews the last ladies with bound feet, ethnic minority groups and war survivors.

by That's Beijing, 15 February 2019

#TBT: Hanging Out with China's National Pole Dancing Team

China's national pole dancing team shows the respectable side of the art.

by That's Beijing, 21 December 2017

Photographs Document Beijing's Hutongs Before the Brickings

Beijing-based photographer Tan Siok Siok captured everyday scenes in Dongcheng's hutongs not knowing they'd be bricked over just a few months later.

by That's Beijing, 16 November 2017

I'm an Asylum Seeker Living in Beijing. Here's What My Life is Like

The following is a first-hand account of seeking asylum in Beijing.

by That's Beijing, 12 July 2017

A Look Back at the Year in Beijing Sports 2016

How does Beijing's ice hockey team stack up against the capital's old boys' clubs?

by That's Beijing, 22 December 2016

Out of Character: What's Next for Written Chinese?

Dr. Jonathan Chatwin looks at the development of hanzi (Chinese characters) before considering what place – if any – they have in our digital future.

by That's Beijing, 05 November 2016

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