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Feng Xiaogang Named Asian Star

One of China`s most celebrated filmmakers. Feng Xiaogang. has been named as one of the ``Asian Stars of 2004`` by popular American magazine ``Business Week``. The magazine has given this prize to 25 celebrities each year since 1998 in reco...

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Kung Fu King Bruce Lee

Lee Jun Fan was born November 27. 1940 (the Year of the Dragon according to the Chinese calendar). Since he was born in San Francisco. his parents wanted to also give him an ``American`` name. It would be this name by which Fan would becom...

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Jet Li: King of the Kung-Fu Stars

From Shaolin Temple . to the series of Once Upon a Time in China . to the recent Danny the Dog and Fearless . Jet Li is a name closely connected with action movie. kung fu. and wushu (or martial arts). Jet Li has achieved splendid success....

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Gong Li to Star in Spielberg's New Film

Famous Chinese actresses Gong Li and Zhang Ziyi as well as Bond-girl Michele Yeoh will star in Hollywood director Steven Spielberg`s new film Memoirs of a Geisha . Filming for the movie is expected to begin in September. As the radiantly b...

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The status of religion in the China of today

The status of religion in the China of today by Dai Kangsheng Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of the Institute of Religion. Chinese Academy of Social Science. China is a country of great ethnic and religious diversity. Nearly 10 percent...

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Leslie Cheung, Legend of HK Showbiz

Leslie Cheung Kwok-wing is perhaps not as well known as Jackie Chan and Chow Yun-fat in Hollywood. but he is a legend in Hong Kong. a super star whose color never fades. Thousands of Leslie fans in Hong Kong and from overseas gathered Satu...

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Stephen Chow Asia's Top Box Office Draw

If you were to ask Western fans of Hong Kong movies who the most popular star in Asia is. names such as Jackie Chan and Chow Yun-Fat would probably come up. However. it is Stephen Chow (sometimes credited as Steven Chow. Stephen Chiau or b...

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Buddhism

Buddhism Although Buddhism first entered China from India during the Later Han. in the time of Han Ming Ti (AD 58-76). it did not become popular until the end of the 3rd century. The prevailing disorders. aggravated by barbarian invasions...

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Chinese Beliefs

Chinese Beliefs The Concept of Being Chinese The concept of being Chinese is not based on race. Rather. it is a cultural concept. Speaking and behaving like a Chinese. accepting the Chinese system of cultural values is to be Chinese. The C...

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Chess

As a crystallization of wisdom. the chess culture is a legacy of traditional Chinese arts. and has contained many rich values and profound cultural significance throughout the ages. Together with playing musical instruments. reading. and p...

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