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Exploring mystery of the ‘Mythical Forest’

Exploring mystery of the ‘Mythical Forest’

“IN the Mythical Forest” is a blend of ancient mythology, historical relics and contemporary artwork created by Chinese artists Wu Jian’an and Wang Tianwen. Currently underway at the Aurora Museum through ...

July 17, 2018, Tuesday


Love navigated by Beidou satellites

Love navigated by Beidou satellites

They provide positioning and navigation to vehicles, ships, shared bicycles and drones, as well as tracking wild animals, and China’s Beidou satellites have also guided a young couple to love. Ten years ...

Yu Fei and Qu Ting | July 16, 2018, Monday


Nature is more than inspiration

Nature is more than inspiration

For artist Vay Hy, nature is not just an inspiration, but an integral part of his creative process....

July 16, 2018, Monday


Five culture shocks you might not have expected in Shanghai

Five culture shocks you might not have expected in Shanghai

THERE are the really obvious culture shocks you probably knew about before you came to Shanghai, like the sheer volume of people and the mountainous language difficulties. But there are some others that ...

July 14, 2018, Saturday


A scholar who digs up Shanghai’s ‘roots’

A scholar who digs up Shanghai’s ‘roots’

YIN Jun, now in his 60s, is a walking encyclopedia of suburban Shanghai’s Songjiang District. A nearly lifelong resident, he has written several books about the district’s history and culture. His latest, ...

Lu Feiran | July 14, 2018, Saturday


Visions of joy and prosperity across regions

Visions of joy and prosperity across regions

SUZHOU Taohuawu is representative of the southern school of nianhua (New Year’s picture), and Yangliuqing in Tianjin is its northern school counterpart. The woodblock prints created in these two places ...

July 14, 2018, Saturday


New Year’s prints take years to produce

New Year’s prints take years to produce

FROM sketching to engraving and printing, making a New Year’s picture can take days or even years depending on size and complexity. Inheriting the essence of literati paintings, Taohuawu nianhua artists ...

Zhu Ying | July 14, 2018, Saturday


New Year tradition hoping for the ideal life

New Year tradition hoping for the ideal life

EDITOR’S note: The ancient arts and crafts of China, for centuries, have attracted international attention for their intricacy and subtlety. From porcelain to jade, furniture, paintings and screens and ...

Zhu Ying | July 14, 2018, Saturday


A musicologist’s intimate Kunqu encounter

A musicologist’s intimate Kunqu encounter

NEITHER a performer nor a musician, Gwendoline Cho-ning Kam’s long connection with Kunqu Opera has enabled her to observe and record the development of the ancient art form in contemporary China, providing ...

Xu Qin | July 14, 2018, Saturday


Our parks are alive with the sound of music

Our parks are alive with the sound of music

PERFORMANCES in the park are common summer fare in cities across the world, but not all of them are necessarily professional productions. In Shanghai parks, both pocket-size and expansive, local people ...

Ong Jing Yi | July 14, 2018, Saturday




 

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