Art and Culture


Hollywood in race for Chinese alliances and co-productions

CHINA is backing animation projects with Hollywood as a means to stimulate international co-production and strategic alliances in the cultural and entertainment sectors. Disney has been an active presence ...

November 20, 2017, Monday


Continental Emporium failed to live up to its billing

NANJING Road had a reputation as “China’s Fifth Avenue,” but not all commercial establishment on the street enjoyed success. The grand Continental Emporium, built in 1931, seemed to be a promising project ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


Shanghai Trust has preserved safe bank vaults from 1930s

WHILE planning the grand emporium on Nanjing Road, the Continental Bank built a new bank and office on neighboring Jiujiang Road which was also called “another million-dollar Chinese building” by the ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


Innovative theaters breaking down the walls of convention

Pushing back the frontiers and challenging traditional views and stereotypes in life has always been a challenge to the arts — and the innovative 13th ACT Shanghai International Theater Festival (ACT ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


Rain gives way to snow after xiaoxue

THE arrival of xiaoxue, or Minor Snow, usually hits China on November 22-23 when the sun’s elliptical longitude reaches 240 degrees.  It falls on Wednesday this year. The temperatures gradually drop ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


New-media exhibitions take visitors on an exhilarating journey

LOVERS of new media are in for a rare treat with four exhibitions currently underway at the chi K11 art museum. “New Orient Garden,” “In Core Sample,” “Performing Dramas” and “.cm/.cn/” offer viewers ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


A Baroque and rock tribute to the genius of Mozart

THE MOST illustrious composer of our time is to be celebrated, as Shanghai gets ready to rock in Baroque at the French musical “Mozart — L’opera Rock.”  Italian singer Mikelangelo Loconte stars as Mozart, ...

November 18, 2017, Saturday


Love and longing — China and her changing appetite for marriage

ANDY BorehamLove and marriage go together like a horse and carriage, so they say. Or yin and yang might be more appropriate. In reality, though, it’s not that simple. That’s why today we’re going to take ...

November 11, 2017, Saturday


Remembering Chinese etiquette for doing business

CHINA is believed to have the oldest continuous civilization, with 5,000 years of verifiable history. The official language is standard Chinese, which is derived from the Mandarin dialect. Most business ...

November 11, 2017, Saturday


Clapper talk, calligraphy changing Uygur life

BATUR Mamut was moved to tears while watching his daughter’s clapper talk performance in fluent putonghua (standard Chinese). “I am just extremely happy to see my child speaking Mandarin so well,” says ...

November 11, 2017, Saturday




 

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