Everyone has a story to tell.

Savior of Shanghai's historic buildings

No leisurely retirement for the 74-year-old who spends his time touring the city seeking out old architecture that he feels should be preserved.
Art & Culture

The humble gourd as a medium of artwork

Huang A'jin, 70, is tracing, carving, dyeing and drying the gourd, which is called hulu and symbolizes happiness and good luck in Chinese culture.


Violinist praises Shanghai audiences

Music is nothing without listeners, says Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell, and he was delighted with the attention paid to his music at a recent concert in Shanghai.

Chess queen always one move ahead of the rest

Shanghai native Ju Wenjun, 27, beat compatriot Tan Zhongyi in the FIDE Women's World Championship last month to become the city's first and China's sixth female world champion.

European authors have China stories to tell

Three writers who took part in the recent EU-China International Literary Festival talked to Shanghai Daily about their work and their impressions of China.

Brazilian legend tips China to compete with football elite

Brazilian football legend Ronaldo believes China can compete on the world stage with football's aristocracy if it continues to invest in its youth structure.

Guarin still retains hope of playing for Man United

Fredy Guarin, enjoying his life in China, is willing to stay with Shanghai Greenland Shenhua for an even longer term.
Art & Culture

Branding expert puts his stamp on Shanghai

World-renowned Swiss expert Florin Baeriswyl has launched a dual education program ─ Brand Strategy and Management ─ at Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts.

Chinese soprano tackles Wagnerian challenge

An opera fan since childhood, Wang Wei rose to fame with performances in German composer Richard Wagner's most difficult roles.
Art & Culture

The art of doing art for top hotels

Law major Michelle Chen has no formal art training, but is making a business out of art, including collections for the Sukhothai Shanghai hotel and HKRI Taikoo Hui.