Art and Culture


Whether travel or chill, don’t forget to eat a mooncake in Golden Week

WE’RE about to enjoy eight days off as two of China’s annual holidays — the National Day and the Mid-Autumn Festival — fall at the same time on October 1. But what are these two holidays all about? Mid-Autumn ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


A first impression for Monet in China

WHEN it comes to Claude Monet (1840-1926) and his impressionist paintings, long queues are sure to form outside art museums. It seems the passion locals feel for French impressionism is insatiable. “Impression ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Snoopy still going strong after 70 years

COMBINING Snoopy with traditional Chinese lantern-making, a classic scene of Snoopy lying on the rooftop of his red doghouse in the middle of the exhibition hall switched on the light at the opening of ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Classic tales of love, treachery and conflict

“WATER Margin,” one of the “four great classical novels” of Chinese literature, tells the Song Dynasty (960-1279) story of 108 outlaws who gathered at Mount Liangshan to take up arms against the government. ...

September 26, 2020, Saturday


Acclaimed art duo opens first joint show

IN the eyes of many, living with an artist isn’t always easy, as artists are often viewed as sensitive, wayward and moody. But Le Zhenwen and Zhang Chi, both acclaimed ink-wash painters, defy such stereotypes, ...

September 12, 2020, Saturday


Nong who? Learning Shanghainese in a city dominated by Mandarin

CHINA is huge. This country of 1.3 billion covers an area of nearly 10 million square kilometers — the third-largest in the world based on land area. People are still shocked, though, to learn that China ...

September 5, 2020, Saturday


Veteran artist never rests on his laurels

VETERAN artist Chen Jialing never rests on his laurels. In 2015, he walked down the red carpet at the opening of the Rome Film Festival for the premiere of the eponymous documentary “Chen Jialing,” produced ...

September 5, 2020, Saturday


Capturing motion when beauty strikes a chord

IRANIAN-BRITISH artist Shirazeh Houshiary’s first exhibition in China “As Time Stood Still” is to open next Saturday at Shanghai’s Lisson Gallery, featuring a series of new works inspired by her experience ...

September 5, 2020, Saturday


A hospital that spearheaded the city’s tuberculosis fight in 1920s

SEVERAL months ago a classic building in Shanghai Xuhui Hospital was listed as an important monument of 20th century architectural heritage by the Chinese Society of Cultural Heritage. Hidden deep in ...

September 5, 2020, Saturday


New sanatorium provides safe haven from disease

A delightful time was had by all present at the reception when tea and other refreshments were served. Guests present were led in an inspection of the different parts of the imposing sanatorium building. ...

September 5, 2020, Saturday




 

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