Home away from home: Beijing's urban villageHome away from home: Beijing's urban villageAs night falls, the village waits for all the tired people to return. No matter how hard they work, they cannot imagine owning a property in the city, but dignity and equality are dreams they are fighting for. The dream works as a painkiller for the men and women to swallow their unspeakable sufferi

Girl power goes big screenGirl power goes big screen Guo Xiaolu is bold and unflappable. Photo: China Daily Guo Xiaolu, one of China's few women filmmakers, believes many people aren't us…

Rich in kindnessRich in kindness Chan Laiwa is known for her passion for Chinese red sandalwood and her museum in Beijing is a treasure trove of sandalwood art works. …

'Mystery' film, mysterious director'Mystery' film, mysterious director Director Lou Ye Since filming Weekend Lover in 1990, director Lou Ye has produced seven additional films. But though his movies have r…

Dance like everyone's watchingDance like everyone's watching Fitness instructor Wang Guangcheng teaches dancing at a gym in Beijing. Photo: China Daily The dancers swing their hips, wave their a…

The Sui DynastyThe Sui Dynasty Weibo sensation Mike Sui found online fame after shooting a video that featured him impersonating a dozen different accents. Photo: To…

Writers' careers found in translationWriters' careers found in translation Julia Lovell (China Daily) With demand for Chinese literature growing in the English speaking world, translators have rarely been s…