Art and Culture


Shanghai’s Jewish past: Visiting the former ghetto that saved thousands

IN a small area of Hongkou District, to the north and across the Huangpu River from the glittering lights of Pudong’s famous skyline, lies a 2-square-kilometer area that many refer to as the Miracle of ...

August 24, 2019, Saturday


Take journey through interactive VR ‘Chalkroom’

“chalkroom” is an interactive virtual reality art piece jointly created by Taiwan’s new media artist Hsin-Chien Huang and New York performance artist Laurie Anderson. It premiered in 2017 at the 74th ...

August 24, 2019, Saturday


Exhibition showcases life of literary giant

A comprehensive exhibition of the life of French writer Victor Hugo (1802-1885) is now on show at the Pearl Art Museum through December 1. Hugo, a novelist, poet and dramatist, is one of the most important ...

August 24, 2019, Saturday


Prize-winning authors distill China’s soul

FIVE authors from distinct backgrounds and generations have won China’s top literary prize, with some of the works headed for translations to carry them abroad. The Mao Dun Literature Award, given out ...

August 24, 2019, Saturday


Time on their hands: Two collectors pursue love of vintage clocks

TICK-TOCK, tick-tock. A pink wristwatch and a Doraemon-shaped, bedside alarm clock were the timepieces of my childhood. Today, like most people, I rely on my mobile phone to tell the time. But not all ...

August 24, 2019, Saturday


What can we learn from huge flop of sci-fi flick ‘Shanghai Fortress?’

Aliens devastated the Earth in China’s recent would-be blockbuster “Shanghai Fortress,” but it’s now the country’s sci-fi movie scene that’s in tatters after the film not only failed to lift off, but ...

August 17, 2019, Saturday


Family’s love of antiques a rich inheritance

A family business is sometimes a double-edged sword for the next generation, especially if it is one they do not have an interest in. However, that has not been a problem for Andy Hei, the second generation ...

August 17, 2019, Saturday


Building preserves and reveals secrets of the Freemasons

DAN Brown’s best-selling novels “The Da Vinci Code” and “The Lost Symbol” aroused international interest in Freemasonry. And while people may read the books and view the resulting movies to satisfy their ...

August 17, 2019, Saturday


Classic Roman-style, fan-shaped plan for First Church of Christs’ Scientist

ON Sunday, November 4, 1934, the First Church of Christ, Scientist, Shanghai held services in this new church building, located at the corner of Avenue and Kiaochow roads. This is the first Christian ...

August 17, 2019, Saturday


Read all about it, bookstores learn how to sell again

VIRTUAL reality equipment, rice-shaped bookshelves, art installations inspired by books, postboxes, toys, mobile phone cases, and more — the annual Shanghai Book Fair that opened on Wednesday has showcased ...

August 17, 2019, Saturday




 

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