News Roundup: The past week in Chinese culture

Here’s our round-up of recent news stories we’ve seen about traditional Chinese culture! Just click the section titles to view the full articles.

Chinese researcher upends Western-dominated perspectives of Silk Road through China-Uzbekistan archaeology

Wang Jianxin, an archaeologist from Shaanxi Province, spent two decades following in the footsteps of Western Han Dynasty (206BC-AD25) diplomat Zhang Qian in search of the ancient Yuezhi culture, thought to have developed in China and migrated into Central Asia.

Guardian of ancient heritage steps up to historic role

Quan Zhengang, 76, is a local cultural relic preservation volunteer in Quanfang village, one of 100 ancient villages dating to the Ming and Qing dynasties (1368-1911) preserved in Jinxi county, Jiangxi province. Find out more about his work in this article.

Would you be interested in doing this kind of work when you retire?

Exchanges and integration make for a confident civilization: Beijing Palace Museum director

Cultural confidence does not come from a “closed culture,” but is formed through constant interaction with other civilizations, said Wang Xudong, director of the Palace Museum in Beijing, talking about the importance of working together with other museums around the world to showcase the inheritance of humankind. 

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