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Art plays an important role in shaping the culture of a society. (Image:  Pedro Ribeiro Simões via  flickr  CC BY 2.0 )

Artists and Their Role in Society

Art plays an important role in shaping the culture of a society. While some say that the purpose of an artist is to express the beauty of the world around them, others claim that real value of an art piece comes…

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, or Chinese zither. (Image: Screenshot / Youtube)

The African American Who Loves Playing the Guzheng

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. However, some people have accused him of cultural appropriation, preferring that he focus on music from his own culture…

Tang Yin is known as one of the 'Four Masters of the Ming Dynasty.' (Image: The Epoch Times)

Art Appreciation: Works by Tang Yin

A talented genius with a disappointing official career, Tang Yin (1470-1524) was a keen traveler who lived during the Ming Dynasty. He had been to famous mountains like Zhurong Peak, Mount Lu, Mount Tiantai, and Mount Wuyi. He loved water…

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Artists and Their Role in Society

Art plays an important role in shaping the culture of a society. While some say that the purpose of an artist is to express the beauty of the world around them,…

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DGA Lifetime Honorary Award Winner Ang Lee

On October 18, Voice of America reported that the internationally renowned film director Ang Lee received a lifetime honorary award from the Directors Guild of America (DGA) for his daring…

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The African American Who Loves Playing the Guzheng

A Minnesota-based African American man is breaking cultural barriers by gaining widespread acclaim for playing the guzheng, a traditional Chinese instrument. However, some people have accused him of cultural appropriation,…

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Art Appreciation: Works by Tang Yin

A talented genius with a disappointing official career, Tang Yin (1470-1524) was a keen traveler who lived during the Ming Dynasty. He had been to famous mountains like Zhurong Peak,…

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Art Appreciation: Children at Play in Winter

In Chinese paintings, one important genre is figure painting. Nevertheless, images with children as the main subject are relatively rare. It was not until the time of the Six Dynasties…

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The Fall of China’s Superstar Fan Bingbing

China’s top-paid actress Fan Bingbing has been completely absent from the public for over three months following accusations of tax evasion. On September 6, a report by the Chinese state-run…

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Art Appreciation: Great Teacher Cai Lecturing

During the Eastern Han Dynasty (A.D. 25-A.D. 220) in Chinese history, there was a talented woman named Ban Zhao. She was the daughter of a famous scholar and historian of…