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Scarred World Heritage site recovers slowly

OVER the past year, Ren Guiyuan has spent at least four hours every day touring the Jiuzhaigou National Park in the mountainous areas of southwest China’s Sichuan Province. His job is to look for any ...

August 13, 2018, Monday

Things are changing quickly as China cracks down on fake goods

IT used to be that people loved coming to China to buy fake stuff. I once chatted with an English flight attendant who said that airline crews often fight over Chinese flights in the lead-up to Christmas ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

The art of clay teapots

FROM the diancha method of drinking tea to brewing and from tuancha (tea lump), a type of compressed tea, to tea leaves, Chinese tea culture underwent a slew of changes between the Song (960-1279) and ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

How a joke became an exhibition

PROFESSOR Tong Ming had the idea of curating an exhibition about Chinese architects who returned from Pennsylvania University during a visit there in 2015. “I visited the Pennsylvania University archive ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

Where the national anthem was first heard

HUANGPU Theater, a modern design with Chinese elements, was the product of China’s first generation of architects. It opened in 1934 as the Lyric Theater and was where the Chinese national anthem was ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

Legend of the Silkworm God

SILK, first developed in China, is not only a luxurious dress material, but one which has helped connect the nation with other civilizations through the famous Silk Road. All that was from a small worm ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

Book fair adds another chapter

THE city’s annual book festival is back at Shanghai Exhibition Center from August 15 to 21. The 15th Shanghai Book Fair will see the launch of new work from both domestic and foreign writers. Authors ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

Anthology charts Indian community in China

LITTLE has been written in-depth about the Indian presence and influence in China — until now. “Stray Birds on the Huangpu: A History of Indians in Shanghai,” an upcoming bilingual anthology tracing ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday

Becoming a wanghong for a day: my experience going viral in China

THIS week I wanted to find out a little bit about going “viral” in China, so I did a little experiment. I was as shocked as anyone when my first 10-second video actually went viral! If you’ve lived in ...

August 4, 2018, Saturday

Nunn so thrilled as ‘Cats’ director

BRITISH theater director Trevor Nunn, 78, recently had his “very, very first” visit to Shanghai, and indeed China, with the musical “Cats” making a return appearance at Shanghai Grand Theater. “I was ...

August 4, 2018, Saturday


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