Art and Culture


China’s gaokao masters will no longer be glorified, and that’s great

THIS year’s gaokao, or college entrance examination, winds up today. But an aspect of China’s long history in relation to exams comes to an end this year: The glorification of top scorers is now a no-no. The ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


Feel the music filling the summer air

BRINGING high-quality, low-cost concerts to Shanghai, “Music in the Summer Air” is back for its ninth year from July 1 to 16. The concerts will be held at the Shanghai Symphony Hall in Xuhui District ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


Grammy-winning violinist praises Shanghai audience

GRAMMY Award-winning violinist and conductor Joshua Bell enjoyed his visit to Shanghai last week with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields.  “The audience listened very well. I was happy to see many ...

June 9, 2018, Saturday


City industries paved the way for modern art

AFTER Shanghai opened its port in 1843, it rapidly adopted production technologies from the West, and factories sprung up all around the city dealing in textiles, iron and steel, tobacco, automobiles ...

June 4, 2018, Monday


Chinese TV programs find fans in Vietnam

IT is 3am and Ngo Linh Chi, from Ho Chi Minh City, is still up watching television. The Chinese drama Ngo is watching, “Lost Love in Times,” tells the story of a witch, Feng Qingchen, and a prince, Yuan ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


The key ingredients of Shanghai culture

As a foreigner living and working in this marvelous city — while observing the culture of Shanghai at work on a daily basis — I often wonder as to the source of this radiant culture....

June 2, 2018, Saturday


Nuwa mends a hole in the sky

THANKS to Nuwa and Fuxi, mankind’s earliest ancestors in the mythology of ancient China, human beings were created to live happily in the world. However, that peaceful and harmonious life didn’t last ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


East meets West in the utmost pursuit of knowledge

STATUES of two 19th-century scholars — one British, one Chinese — stand shoulder to shoulder on the lawn of Shanghai Gezhi High School, a stone’s throw away from People’s Square. The statues and a surviving ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


Bamboo’s not just for pandas

BAMBOO is not just food for China’s national treasure, the giant panda, but also a symbol of virtue. According to Bai Juyi, a renowned Chinese poet in the Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), its root implies steadiness, ...

June 2, 2018, Saturday


Exploring existence of a city and its people

WE are not only what we eat, what we read, but also what we live. The streets and buildings of a city define a way of life for the people who live there. An ongoing photography exhibition, entitled “Regards ...

May 26, 2018, Saturday




 

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