Art and Culture

‘Three treasures’ in the human body determine quality and length of life

THE “Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon,” the earliest text on the theories and practices of traditional Chinese medicine, contains 156,507 Chinese characters but lists only 13 prescriptions of medicine. It ...

April 20, 2024, Saturday

Gothic cathedral stands as testament to community spirit and architectural pride

XUJIAHUI Cathedral is both an architectural marvel and a cultural legacy of Shanghai. The home of the Catholic Diocese of Shanghai pierces the sky with its towering Gothic spires. Before 1851, Xujiahui ...

April 20, 2024, Saturday

Traditional Chinese medicine survives today on ancient fundamental beliefs

THE theory and practices of traditional Chinese medicine are based on fundamental concepts of ancient Chinese philosophies, namely Yin and Yang (阴阳), and the Five Elements (五行). The Chinese apply these ...

April 13, 2024, Saturday

Chinese arts and craftsmanship rooted in workshops of enlightened education

FOUNDED in the 1860s by French Jesuit missionaries, Tushanwan Orphanage was more than just a home for children without parents. It also was a groundbreaker in introducing modern concepts of education, ...

April 13, 2024, Saturday

An orphanage leaves a lasting legacy 
of modern education, craftsmanship

A museum on the south side of Xujiahui is the only building remaining of a former Jesuit-run orphanage that embodied Sino-French culture in the late 1800s and early 1900s, and set new standards for enlightened ...

April 6, 2024, Saturday

Unique domain springs from scholar’s legacy of East-meets-West integration

XUJIAHUI sits at vanguard of a unique “East meets West” culture, known as haipai, that developed in the 20th century and became a hallmark of Shanghai continuing into the 21st. This blend of Eastern ...

March 30, 2024, Saturday

Beneath the clock tower, a compelling tour of the city’s journey to modernity

SHANGHAI History Museum whispers tales of empires risen and fallen, of struggle and triumph, of pride and wisdom, of grand dreams and a spirit of innovation. Here, within the walls of a storied edifice ...

March 23, 2024, Saturday

Window to the city: the role of urban planning in molding modern Shanghai

FOR anyone interested in how Shanghai grew from a fishing village into a global powerhouse, the Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center is the place to visit. It is the first exhibition center in China ...

March 16, 2024, Saturday

Art museum on the Bund explores 
the new while celebrating the past

ESTABLISHED in September 2018, Shanghai Jiushi Art Museum Community consists of three venues, all located in historic buildings on the Bund. Sited on the sixth floor of the Jardine Matheson Building, ...

March 9, 2024, Saturday

The theater whose name says it all: grand in design, grand in reputation

SHANGHAI Grand Theater is a befitting name for a distinctive architectural landmark in the city’s heart and a stately tribute to China’s first foray into the design of modern performance venues. Designed ...

March 9, 2024, Saturday


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