People


Goodbye to pain. The skilled hands that relieve misery

DR Sun Wuquan’s consulting room is suffused with the atmosphere of a massage salon. Several patients lie face down on gurneys with “face holes” in one end for breathing. Sun works on their backs with ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


How much do we really understand about our brains?

ISRAELI molecular neuroscientist Hermona Soreq’s research on the brain differences between men and women with mental diseases has evoked some controversy in the scientific community. “They say it’s a ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


Protégés and mentors: Science research has ‘a lot of work to do’

MANY established scientists value education for the next generation and devote time to teaching young students. Aaron Ciechanover, 2004 Nobel chemistry laureate, knows the value of good mentorship because ...

January 18, 2020, Saturday


Orchestra pit to cockpit: the man of many talents

THE Shanghai Symphony Orchestra poster for its New Year concert was shaped like a plane. It was no accident. The concert was conducted by Briton Daniel Harding, 43, who took a year’s sabbatical from ...

January 4, 2020, Saturday


The inimitable dancer who doesn’t cultivate copycats

CHINESE transgender dancer Jin Xing was back on stage last month, doing what she likes best after an absence from the limelight for a while. She put on her dancing shoes again to celebrate the 20th anniversary ...

January 4, 2020, Saturday


Out of poverty, into spotlight: a farmer’s passion for local opera

GUO Wenying slips into her costume, dons a headset, tests her microphone and belts out traditional local opera in front of her 34,000 online followers. Guo, 57, is a farmer in Loufan County, north China’s ...

January 4, 2020, Saturday


Boxer marshals art to sustain family legacy

AN Jianqiu displays black-and-white portraits of five generations of ancestors in his Shanghai martial arts club. At 38, he is the inheritor of the noble tradition of Chinese boxing and an ardent promoter ...

January 4, 2020, Saturday


Centennial exhibition: a fitting tribute to Chinese master of color

In 1998, a massive heart attack took the life of my beloved father, Shen Roujian....

December 21, 2019, Saturday


Puccini opera returns to its Chinese roots

It was literally “the return of the Chinese princess” when soprano He Hui sang the title role in Puccini’s classic opera “Turandot” at the Shanghai Grand Theater last weekend....

December 21, 2019, Saturday


Saving soles with kindness and dedication

For the past 39 years, shoes have been the walk of life for 56-year-old Zhao Hongmei....

November 30, 2019, Saturday




 

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