On Life And Death

Life and death are two big ideas that we all grapple with at some stage. What's the meaning of life? How does one live well? What can we do to lead a better life? With these questions and more in mind, Shanghai Daily talks with people who work in unique fields, giving them the chance to think a little deeper about why we are here, and what happens next. Grab a seat, open your mind, and enjoy this series and the answers it might bring.
Life and death are two big ideas that we all grapple with at some stage. What's the meaning of life? How does one live well? What can we do to lead a better life? With these questions and more in mind, Shanghai Daily talks with people who work in unique fields, giving them the chance to think a little deeper about why we are here, and what happens next. Grab a seat, open your mind, and enjoy this series and the answers it might bring.
Shanghai doctor's dedication to saving newborns - Lifestyle in China
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Shanghai doctor's dedication to saving newborns

If a newborn is suffering from a life-threatening complication it is sent to NICU for treatment. "We're the first to take care of ill babies, not their parents," said Dr Bei. 
Building kids' sense of self-worth with stories - Lifestyle in China
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Building kids' sense of self-worth with stories

When Huang Xinwen left Taiwan, she insisted on bringing all children's picture books with her, while she had no idea she'd end up continuing her life-education career in Shanghai.
Living better by learning more about death - Lifestyle in China
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Living better by learning more about death

Have you ever talked about death with a member of your family? Do you have a bucket list? Have you written your will? Do you want a memorial after you die? If so, what kind?
Opening up about death with total strangers - Lifestyle in China
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Opening up about death with total strangers

The subject of death can elicit feelings of terror, foreboding, despair and sadness, but for some coming to grips with death helps make the most of life.
Editing people's life stories with sculpture - Lifestyle in China
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Editing people's life stories with sculpture

To Wang Songyin, a cemetery is like a huge library of autobiographies, and he is the man who edited the life stories of those in a condensed, artistic way. 
He gives the dearly departed a caring farewell - Lifestyle in China
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He gives the dearly departed a caring farewell

Wearing a facial mask, isolation gown and gloves, Chen Weifeng, a mortician at the Minhang Funeral Parlor, carefully cleaned each part on the corpse's face.
The divine nature of giving palliative care - Lifestyle in China
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The divine nature of giving palliative care

Having been a medical social worker for one year, Wang Dan set a new goal – devoting herself to palliative care and helping develop the role of social work in medical treatment.
Finding comfort from chaos through caring - Lifestyle in China
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Finding comfort from chaos through caring

Chen Xingyu found peace and comfort from the chaos and tumult of her life through others as a hospice care volunteer.
A cemetery that celebrates life and death - Lifestyle in China
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A cemetery that celebrates life and death

After working as a model in fashion industry, then a white-collar worker in a foreign company, Yi Hua joined Fushouyuan Cemetery in 1996, despite objections of parents and friends.
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