Chinese Poetry Competition（中国诗词大会）
For thousands of years, poetry has been the favorite type of literature for many in China. As China Highlights website noted, “Chinese literature is one of the major parts of China’s ancient traditions, and Chinese poetry is just like the best prize in this famous culture’s literary treasure house.”
There were many famous poets from di?erent periods of time in Chinese history, and thousands of their poems are still read and appreciated today. To remind people of those classic Chinese poems and to promote cultural heritage, CCTV has produced a TV show – Chinese Poetry Competition.
As the old saying goes: “One who is filled with knowledge always behaves with elegance.”
Tu Youyou is a Chinese pharmaceutical[medical] chemist and educator. She is best known for discovering two kinds of Qinghaosu, used to treat a special disease, which has saved millions of patients’ lives.
Besides, the treatment based on her discovery is regarded as a significant breakthrough in 20th century tropical medicine and an important health improvement for people of tropical developing countries in South Asia, Africa, and South America.
To our pride, Tu is the first Chinese Nobel laureate in physiology or medicine and the first female citizen of the People's Republic of China to receive a Nobel Prize in any category, as well as the first Chinese person to receive the Lasker Award.
Dream of the Red Chamber（红楼梦）
Dream of the Red Chamber, also called The Story of the Stone, composed by Cao Xueqin, is one of China's Four Great Classical Novels. Long considered a masterpiece of Chinese literature, the novel is generally acknowledged to be the pinnacle of Chinese fiction.
Red Chamber is believed to be semi-autobiographical, mirroring the rise and decline of author Cao Xueqin's own family and, by extension, of the Qing Dynasty. As the author details in the first chapter, it is intended to be a memorial to the damsels[girls] he knew in his youth: friends, relatives and servants.
The novel is remarkable not only for its huge cast of characters and psychological scope, but also for its precise and detailed observation of the life and social structures typical of 18th-century Chinese society.
Peking opera, or Beijing opera, is a form of Chinese opera which combines music, vocal performance, mime, dance and acrobatics. It arose in the late 18th century and became fully developed and recognized by the mid-19th century. The form was extremely popular in the Qing dynasty court and has come to be regarded as one of the cultural treasures of China.
The repertoire of Peking opera includes over 1,400 works, which are based on Chinese history, folklore and, increasingly, contemporary life.
‘National Treasure’ Brings Celebrity Appeal to History（国家宝藏相关）
A CCTV history program that blends documentary and drama with elements of variety show in the hope of promoting the protection of prized cultural legacies has become a hit since its debut earlier this month.
“National Treasure” is the first Chinese TV program to take this mash-up approach. It consists of 10 episodes airing on Sundays on Channel Three of CCTV.
Each episode showcases three artifacts, each presented by a celebrity and an expert who act as "national treasure keepers." The treasure keepers tell the stories behind the pieces and uncover the mysteries that surround them.
Van Gogh Museum（梵高博物馆）
The Van Gogh Museum is an art museum dedicated to the works of Vincent Van Gogh and his contemporaries in Amsterdam. The museum's collection is the largest collection of Van Gogh's paintings and drawings in the world.
The main exhibition chronicles the various phases of Van Gogh's artistic life. One of the most famous series of paintings are his self-portraits.
Van Gogh's dozens of self-portraits?are an important part of his oeuvre [all his works] as a painter. Most probably, Van Gogh's self-portraits are depicting the face as it appeared in the?mirror?he used to reproduce his face, i.e. his right side in the image is in reality the left side of his face.
Live-stream quizzes - China's latest online phenomenon（线上流媒体测试）
People all over China are racking their brains to recall high school knowledge, as online live streaming apps woo users with stunning cash prizes in quiz shows. Mobile apps offer prizes between 100,000 yuan ($15,500) and 5 million yuan for a live streaming quiz of 12 questions. Participants who give all the correct answers split the jackpot.
In a show, a host, often a household celebrity, presents questions, waiting until participants give their answers. Each online contestant has 10 seconds to answer a question, with each show taking around 30 minutes.
The questions derive from a wide range of topics such as traditional Chinese poems, basic mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology.
Live-streamed quiz shows came under spotlight after Wang Sicong, online celebrity and son of Wanda Group chairman Wang Jianlin, announced a prize on a quiz app called Chongdingdahui, translated as "race to the top," on Jan. 3. Other apps Huajiao and Xigua quickly followed suit.
Sugar Figure Blowing Art（吹糖人）
Sugar people is a traditional Chinese form of folk art using hot, liquid sugar to create three-dimensional figures. These fragile, plump figures have a distinct brownish-yellow color, usually with yellow or green pigment added. Popular figures include animals such as dragons, roosters and pigs.