Art and Culture


Being gay is okay, despite Sina Weibo’s assertions to the contrary

I admit to feeling a bit upset recently when Sina Weibo, in a post they sent out regarding their proposed cleanup of video content, equated homosexuality with pornography and bloody violence. That’s not ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Explaining the world in eight diagrams

HOW the universe works has always been a puzzle. Ancient Chinese tended to explain the fundamental rules of the world with a mysterious map — bagua, or eight diagrams, which is said to have been created ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Music festivals changing their tune in China

WHEN Midi Festival, China’s first original music festival, gathered 30 bands in a school auditorium in Beijing in 2000, it was considered cool just to be one of the nearly 1,000 daily audience members ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Liu Haisu Art Museum hosts rare exhibition

BEIJING-BORN artist Cui Ruzhuo is presenting his solo exhibition, entitled “Glossiness of Uncarved Jade,” and a collection of Shi Tao’s “Paintings of Arhat” at the Liu Haisu Art Museum. Cui’s exhibition, ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Is culture the recipe for business success in China?

IN China, customer preference for foreign products is an interesting phenomenon. The experience of foreign brands appears somewhat different from what is often addressed in research studies, due largely ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Could better design make Shanghai a more pedestrian-friendly city?

I’VE written a few columns before about my traffic frustrations in Shanghai, often placing much of the blame on pedestrians. I might have been wrong. I read a really interesting piece in Shanghai Daily ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Musical virtuoso’s ‘Romance with France’ in Shanghai

MUSICAL virtuoso Ryu Goto is to present his “Romance with France” concert in Shanghai in June. The Japanese-American violinist will play Chausson’s “Poem,” Debussy’s “Sonata for Violin and Piano” and ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Solo exhibition for an artist who shunned the limelight

IN 1949, when Zhang Gongque was the victim of a theft in Hong Kong, he didn’t realize how thoroughly that would change his life. Hong Kong was an interchange on his way from Shanghai to Paris where he ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Modern architecture ‘needs no frills’

THAT modern architecture needs no frills was stressed by Mr. Carl Lindbom on Feb. 9 at a reception given in his honor at the office of Mr. Robert Fan, with whom Mr. Lindbom has gone into partnership. ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


State of the art in 1930 survives to entertain today

ON Nanjing Road Trail Since I began writing this column on Nanjing Road last year, it has been undergoing a new round of urban regeneration. I’ve seen private toilets added to apartments in the century-old ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday




 

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