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Holes begone! The oh-sew delicate skill of mending

EVERY day for the past 26 years, Cao Shuhua has been patching clothing for people from a small stall on Tianyaoqiao Road in Xuhui District, weather permitting. Her booth, which consists of a chair amid ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Brazilian architect putting people into building design

SEVEN years have passed, but many residents in Shanghai still clearly remember the lively World Expo 2010 and those exotic national pavilions, including the Brazil Pavilion, a striking rectangular green ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Former hotelier now an artistic action man

AT first glance, Swiss artist Philippe Caretti’s work is reminiscent of the action painting of the mid-20th century where American artist Jackson Pollock would drip, pour, throw and splash wet paint over ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Russian finds his Shangri-la in Shanghai

ALTHOUGH you wouldn't say Daniel Listopadskii was the new Phileas Fogg or Christopher Columbus, he would certainly have enough to circumnavigate the world if he had collected air miles from his travels ...

April 21, 2018, Saturday


Vision for the future: better child eye care

GONG Yi worked as a financial manager for years. Staring at computer data day after day, month after month eventually hurt her already-damaged eyesight, requiring surgery to treat cataracts and severe ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Time for tea, kung fu style

YE Hanzhong does not like to be labeled a “master.” As heir to the national intangible heritage of the Chaozhou gongfu (kung fu) tea ceremony, the 55-year-old prefers to call himself “a tea boy,” who ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Scott Wallace: The Unconquered

IN his 30-year career as a reporter, Scott Wallace covered wars and revolutions in Central America and the struggles of native tribes in places as far-flung as the Arctic, the Andes and the Amazon. Recently ...

April 14, 2018, Saturday


Parsing the past to comprehend the present

AUSTRALIAN novelist Richard Flanagan learned the Japanese phrase “san byaku san ju go” when he was a child. It’s the number 335, assigned to his father as a Japanese prisoner of war on the Thai-Myanmar ...

March 31, 2018, Saturday


Mexican enjoys Roman Holiday in Shanghai

CESAR Velazquez looked as if he’d walked straight from the set of “Roman Holiday,” a 1950s movie starring Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, as he pulled up in his vintage scooter. With his cool, slick ...

March 31, 2018, Saturday


Antiques expert’s latest books are for students

JI chongjian IS a prolific author. “Appreciation of Chinese Ancient Calligraphy,” “Studies of Art Collection” and “Revisiting the History of Chinese Buddhist Sculptures” are his 51st, 52nd and 53rd books. But ...

March 31, 2018, Saturday




 

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