Chinese Empire

Inside a Chinese Painting

Inside a Chinese Painting

Take a quick break and enjoy spectacular scenery on a boat trip down the Li River near Guilin, China.

Ancient Silk Road Meets High Tech

Ancient Silk Road Meets High Tech

The International Dunhuang Project digitizes old documents, caves and artifacts to enable global study of Central Asian history.

Tiananmen Square

Tiananmen Square

China's Oct. 1 celebration of 70 years of Communist rule centers on Tiananmen Square, one of the world’s most controversial places.

Islam in China

Islam in China

Muslims in China are a diverse religious and cultural group with a tumultuous history who take various sides in political disputes.

China’s  Export Porcelain

China’s Export Porcelain

Chinese porcelain is durable and branded with its history, so it is used to trace China’s trade and cultural ties with other nations.

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace

The Summer Palace, the most famous and heartbreaking of China's glorious imperial gardens, highlights dilemmas in the nation’s past.

Thirty Years Since Tiananmen

Thirty Years Since Tiananmen

Thirty years ago, students staged pro-democracy protests on Tiananmen Square that shook China's Communist government.

China’s Walled Cities

China’s Walled Cities

Only scattered remnants survive of the many walled cities that once defined the Chinese empire.

Traces of an Ancient Superpower

Traces of an Ancient Superpower

Traces of an ancient Chinese superpower remain far away in Japan, the eastern end of the Silk Road.

Chinese Moments Published

Chinese Moments Published

Chinese Moments, our photo book on China in the turbulent 1980s and 1990s, has been published as an ebook and paperback.