Art and Culture


Traditions come and go, but spirit prevails steadfast

FAMILY reunions around dinner tables overflowing with sumptuous dishes, firecrackers exploding in the night sky and children anxiously waiting for the red envelopes filled with “lucky money.” Yes, that’s ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


When in China, do as the Chinese do

FOR expats AND travelers, the excitement of being in China stretches beyond the Oriental architecture, gorgeous landscapes, traditional culture and exotic customs. Equally exciting are the cultural clashes ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


Shanghai sans fireworks: Where’s all the renao gone?

TRADITIONAL celebrations for Spring Festival, or Chinese New Year — without a doubt China’s most important and significant festival — would normally center around family, noise, food, red envelopes and ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


Unique New Year prints show daily life in the early 1900s

FOR the most important festival of the year, the Chinese deck their halls and houses with colorful decorations that feature mythological gods, chubby children, bucolic scenes and auspicious symbols. Although ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


The myths that shaped China

MYTHS helped explain the world for ancient humans. Most ancient civilizations enjoyed their own versions of how the world began and how people first inhabited it, so did the Chinese. Though developed ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


An online world: finally accepting the e-commerce way of life

EDITOR’S note: Andy Boreham comes from New Zealand’s capital city, Wellington, and has lived in China, off and on, for the past five years. He has a master’s degree in Chinese culture and language from ...

February 3, 2018, Saturday


Premier electro music fest to drop beats on Shanghai

ELECTRIC Daisy Carnival, one of the biggest electronic music festivals in the world, has confirmed to drop some beats in Shanghai in April. EDC has built up a reputation for big-name DJs, exhilarating ...

February 3, 2018, Saturday


Impressionist innovator fuses art with science

INNOVATIVE artist Li Zili continues to confound, confuse and bewilder the Western art world with his exploration toward impressionism in “scattered perspective” and “optical artwork,” which fuses science ...

February 3, 2018, Saturday


Reality TV shows given a dose of realism

REALITY TV shows in China are often rubbished as vulgar, superficial and brainless by critics and viewers alike, especially when purportedly “unrehearsed” elements actually follow written scripts. However, ...

February 3, 2018, Saturday


The Sun: the show window of China

THE Sun, which opened in 1936, was the last of the four big Chinese-owned department stores on Nanjing Road — the other three being Sincere Co, Wing On and Sun Sun. It lived up to its Chinese name, Daxin, ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday




 

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