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Helping the handicapped on dual fronts

YU Shiyao, 32, first heard of Buy for Two (Buy42), an online charity store, in 2012 when she had just graduated from Bentley University in Massachusetts of the United States and was about to take up an ...

August 11, 2018, Saturday


Tenacious US teacher following her dreams

WRITER and teacher Cindy Savage could never be accused of being a procrastinator. If a decision has to be made or something needs to be done, there is no dilly-dallying, she just does it. The American ...

August 4, 2018, Saturday


Celebrating life of Li Shengjiao, a legendary diplomat, scholar, educator and litterateur

MONDAY marks the first anniversary of the death of Li Shengjiao (1935-2017), one of China’s most important diplomats. Li was celebrated as “an outstanding diplomat, scholar, educator and litterateur, ...

August 4, 2018, Saturday


A gifted creator of ceramics as modern art

CONCERT halls, historic buildings, Metro stations. So many sites in Shanghai bear the artistic touch of Jiang Guoxing, a pioneer in applying ceramic art to architecture. Born in the Jiangsu Province ...

August 4, 2018, Saturday


Drab no more, a village animated by graffiti

XIN Wangjun looked around his hometown village of Dongtou in the eastern province of Shangdong and concluded it looked, well, decidedly dull. As an artist, he had the skills to do something about that. ...

July 28, 2018, Saturday


Lady luck gets a tech makeover

IN an Internet cafe, as a Saturday auction for Shanghai license plates ended, the groans told the story. “I failed again for a ninth time,” said Xu Zeyuan, a would-be car owner, shaking his head and punching ...

July 28, 2018, Saturday


Skilled technician with time on his hands

LIANGCHEN Horologe looks more like an old European residence than a watch-repair shop. Yet, this stately home is the workshop of Jiang Guoliang, who has been fixing timepieces for 40 years. Its neoclassic ...

July 21, 2018, Saturday


A maestro who nurtures ‘different voices’

AT first glance, the musicians rehearsing for a concert at the Shanghai Symphony Hall seemed like any other traditional Chinese orchestra, composed of instruments like the erhu, a two-stringed bowed instrument, ...

July 21, 2018, Saturday


Maintaining tradition one stitch at a time

WITH deft yet rough, calloused hands, Wu Shuxin, Gao Xiufang and Zhu Qinghua — three Songjiang natives — can sit for a whole day stitching, without a touch of fatigue. They are carrying on the time-honored ...

July 21, 2018, Saturday


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, ...

July 14, 2018, Saturday




 

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