Art & Culture

Art & Culture

Paper-cut art: from ancient times to modern technology

Paper-cut is an integral part of Chinese life and culture and expresses the moral principles, philosophies and aesthetic ideals of its exponents.
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Exquisite cultural relics chronicle history of Shanghai

An exhibition of cultural relics at the Open House Museum and POA Gallery of Xintiandi is offering visitors an insight into the history of Shanghai.


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Festive traditions mark Autumn Equinox

Qiufen marks the day when day and night are evenly split, osmanthus and chrysanthemums flowers start blossoming and hairy crabs enter its best days.

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Young experts reflect on why China holds dear to them

A group of 30 scholars recently spent a month in Shanghai to learn about China. Three of them talk about the time they spent here and of their experiences and expectations.
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Artisans work magic of restoration

A group of uniquely experienced but aging local artisans have been devoting their later years to the tasks of restoring ancient buildings in Ningbo’s Ninghai County.
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Age no barrier for dream-chasing Hangzhou artist

At 80, when others look forward to a relaxing retired life, Chen Jialing is unwilling to lock away his paint box. Instead, he continues to create and dazzle a nation.  
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Paul Meredith ─ an expat story in song

Known as Ma Baoluo by his Chinese friends, Paul Meredith not only has been doing music about China for two decades, but also speaks Chinese to a great extent.
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All the world's a stage, and more people are watching

Shanghai's Edinburgh Fringe Showcase brings some of the world's best theater productions to China's stages — and audiences are loving it.
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Artist takes flight in anniversary tribute to master

To celebrate the 90th anniversary of the death of master Wu Changshuo (1844-1927), artist Du Xiaoquan is presenting his flower-and-bird paintings exhibition.
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Shangguan Wan'er: a woman of style and substance

Shangguan Wan’er (AD 664-710) influenced both the political and the literary world in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-908) and was known as China's 'female prime minister.'