Art and Culture


The big benefits of big city lights: Six ways Shanghai is good for us

GUARANTEED as you read this, somewhere in the world someone in a Barbour jacket is banging on about the wonders of rural life. From fresh air to the country lilt, those that have quit the rat race in ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


A vision to make public art truly public

ALMOST 10 years ago when mentioning the public art in Shanghai, most people would think of bronze sculptures focussing on the themes of celebrities, bonds of love, or children growing up. But with the ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


In popular ancient story, love triumphs

“Romance of the Western Chamber,” written by Yuan Dynasty (1271-1368) playwright Wang Shifu, was an adaptation of a 12th-century epic love story. Its five acts cover 21 episodes, using lyrical, poetic ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Traditional culture takes on new appeal

FROM the excitement at the recent excavations at the Sanxingdui ruins to the rising popularity of revolutionary sites in the tourism market and the emerging practice of celebrating the Spring Festival ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


Robot band inspires remix of high-tech, tradition

A night concert at Tsinghua University in Beijing attracted more than 1,500 students and traditional Chinese music fans last weekend. The concert celebrated the university’s 110th anniversary. Fang Jinlong, ...

April 17, 2021, Saturday


One Day One Job: a day in the life of a Shanghai firefighter

I’d always wanted to experience what it’s like to be a firefighter: the thrill of racing around the city in a huge fire truck with sirens blazing, the satisfaction of putting out a huge fire and saving ...

April 10, 2021, Saturday


From spaces to places: How Shanghai’s local entrepreneurs make our city a home

Shanghai has no end of risk-taking individuals who’ve stepped away from traditional employment in favor of going solo. Communities are built on the backs of neighborhood entrepreneurs, and choosing to ...

April 10, 2021, Saturday


TCM therapy that has a generational touch

Huang Suying is among the last few practicing specialists of Cai’s Gynecology at the Shanghai Institute of Traditional Chinese Medicine Literature. As a TCM medical specialty, Cai’s Gynecology deals ...

April 10, 2021, Saturday


The timelessness of Varanasi’s music

SOMEWHERE around the end of 2019, Chaiti, the Shanghai-based organizer of the annual music and dance festival, was working on an ambitious project to bring an ensemble of instrumentalists from India’s ...

April 10, 2021, Saturday


Artist who wowed the Queen of England

PIETRO Annigoni (1910-1988) isn’t a familiar name even to local art lovers. However, the Italian artist’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II in 1955 was so successful that it won the first place in the competition ...

April 10, 2021, Saturday




 

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