Shanghai Heritage

Cultural heritage defines our journey from past to present. The rituals and art forms developed by ancestors to entertain and express themselves often tend to be obscured by the hurly-burly of modern urban life. Shanghai is trying to rediscover, revive and preserve the ethos of traditional music, folk arts, dance, festivals, food and finely crafted artifacts that shape the soul of who we are today.
Cultural heritage defines our journey from past to present. The rituals and art forms developed by ancestors to entertain and express themselves often tend to be obscured by the hurly-burly of modern urban life. Shanghai is trying to rediscover, revive and preserve the ethos of traditional music, folk arts, dance, festivals, food and finely crafted artifacts that shape the soul of who we are today.
Rural guesthouses tap heritage and get the ball rolling - China In Focus News
In Focus

Rural guesthouses tap heritage and get the ball rolling

The ancient rolling-lamp dance fascinates visitors and provides farmers and local craftsmen with extra income.
Shanghai traditional crochet shines in fashion week - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Shanghai traditional crochet shines in fashion week

Xinzhuang crochet, a listed heritage skill from Shanghai, has been widely involved in the newly unveiled collection of leading customization brand WJX.
Former engineering school funded by UK tycoon reemerges as design institute - Shanghai Metro News
Metro

Former engineering school funded by UK tycoon reemerges as design institute

Dating back to the 1930s, the Henry Lester Institute of Technical Education on the North Bund of Hongkou District will become the new Design Innovation Institute Shanghai.
Artists tell stories of old Shanghai through paper-cutting - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Artists tell stories of old Shanghai through paper-cutting

Li Shoubai and his daughter use paper-cutting to introduce life in old Shanghai to the modern world.
90-year-old suit company to open high-tech tailoring center - China Company News
Company

90-year-old suit company to open high-tech tailoring center

Baromon, a 90-year-old time-honored brand of Shanghai, will open China's first automated clothing making center by the end of 2018.
Clutching at straws to make a dragon - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Clutching at straws to make a dragon

Fei Tugen, 72, in Qingpu District, is an "inheritor" of the national cultural heritage craft of making straw dragons. He has been doing it for more than 20 years.
Maintaining tradition one stitch at a time - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Maintaining tradition one stitch at a time

Gu embroidery is not only decorative but also an art form in its own right. Three artists have been keeping the tradition alive their whole lives.
Phoenix rising: return of the slinky dress - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Phoenix rising: return of the slinky dress

Qipao, the traditional Chinese body-hugging dress with high side slits,  is now enjoying a bit of a renaissance at the venerable Long Feng Chinese Clothing Store in Shanghai.

Chants to soothe the soul, impart wisdom - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Chants to soothe the soul, impart wisdom

A celebrated musical ensemble at Shanghai's Jade Buddha Temple enlightens a modern age about ancient traditions of religion, wisdom and philosophy.
Artists' stamps shine brightly for years - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Artists' stamps shine brightly for years

There's a lot more that goes into that red stamp on Chinese paintings and calligraphy than meets the eye. Making the ink is a painstaking process that has survived for many years.
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