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Villagers fight for their livelihoods as floodwaters lap at doorstep

Villagers fight for their livelihoods as floodwaters lap at doorstep

BY the time we arrived in Xinxiang and its surrounding villages, some 100 kilometers from Henan’s capital, Zhengzhou, I was already exhausted. We had driven for 12 or 13 hours through the night from Shanghai ...

Andy Boreham | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Those that can: the carefree life of teachers

Those that can: the carefree life of teachers

RECENTLY I’ve had several WeChat conversations like this: Layabout: What are you up to with the summer, Em? Me: The summer? Layabout: Yeah, any plans? Me: Plenty. I’ve got articles to write and a ...

Emma Leaning | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Old fish tale provides bait for opera intrigue

Old fish tale provides bait for opera intrigue

THE Kunqu Opera “Fishing Joy” is based on a fictional story from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). According to the tale, Liu Suan, a vassal king of the East Han Dynasty (AD 25-220), is summoned to the capital ...

Tan Weiyun | July 31, 2021, Saturday


The New Year’s posters with messages of reforms

The New Year’s posters with messages of reforms

An exhibition featuring nearly 50 New Year’s posters on loan from the private collection of the Shanghai Propaganda Poster Art Center is underway at the Liu Haisu Art Museum through August 6. All the ...

Xu Qin | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Spanish surrealism that breaks all the rules

Spanish surrealism that breaks all the rules

AS one of the inaugural exhibitions underway at the Museum of Art Pudong, Spanish artist Joan Miró’s “Women, Birds, Stars” features 69 works, ranging from paintings and sculptures to tapestries, on loan ...

Xu Qin and Dai Mengyi | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Peking Opera reviving a classic with new vitality

Peking Opera reviving a classic with new vitality

The Peking Opera “Wang Xifeng makes a disturbance in Ningguo House,” led by young performing artist Yang Yang, will be staged at Yifu Theater on August 7. It is also a preview performance of Shanghai’s ...

Xu Wei | July 31, 2021, Saturday


More focus on female issues in TV and film

More focus on female issues in TV and film

FOLLOWING the success of “Nothing but Thirty,” which depicts the challenges and growth of Chinese women in the new era, another urban TV series has emerged that has triggered online discussions on the ...

Xu Wei | July 31, 2021, Saturday


SSO to focus on Asian works and youth

SSO to focus on Asian works and youth

Ink was barely dry when Shanghai Symphony Orchestra announced a heavily revised new season’s program last August. However, this year the orchestra’s director Zhou Ping was more relaxed and confident to ...

Yao Minji | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Accordion maker subsists in squeezed industry

Accordion maker subsists in squeezed industry

DRIVING through the roads riddled with potholes, I arrive at an industrial zone in Wujing, a town in Minhang District. Trucks roar past areas of wasteland. No pedestrians are in sight. I can hardly believe ...

Zhu Ying | July 31, 2021, Saturday


Ethnicity doesn’t determine musical talent

Ethnicity doesn’t determine musical talent

Early in the coronavirus pandemic, South Korean-American violinist Jennifer Koh propped her mobile on a bookshelf, set it to record and started playing in her living room. Now, more than a year later, ...

Yao Minji and Li Jinyu | July 31, 2021, Saturday




 

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