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A childhood interrupted by war

"EACH morning when I get up, I always feel happy. Because I know what it was like when you are not being able to sleep during the night without this peace and comfortable life,” Ishmael Beah told students ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


An Italian woman’s date with Shanghai

WEARING a pink suit with an exaggerated necklace, Sara Ferrandoy looks a million miles away from the stereotypical image of a consulate official. The Italian mother of a 5-year-old boy — and wife of a ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


Guardian of an ancient craft

CUI Xin, 61, has no offspring, but she sees her silk figurines as her beloved “children.” For four decades, the Beijing native has made figurines, or juanren, mainly from silk and cotton cloth. This craft ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


From a street performer to a wushu master

ALMOST every morning at 7:30am, Pang Aiqin travels half of central China’s Zhengzhou City to its downtown sports park with one simple purpose — to practice tai chi with master Ma Chunxi. “At first, I ...

February 10, 2018, Saturday


Antique furniture safe in this master’s hands

EDITOR’S note: Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions launched a project last year to single out front-line workers whose expertise, professionalism and spirit are helping the city achieve its goal of becoming ...

February 3, 2018, Saturday


The artist who defied his parents to climb his personal mountain

IN the eyes of many, Taihang Mountain running down the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau in Shanxi, Henan and Hebei provinces was a base for the Communist Party of China that fought against the Japanese ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday


‘Mountain man’ of geometry, light, space

THE TV interview is about to begin in Shanghai. The subject, Swiss architect Mario Botta, takes a red pen from his suit pocket and holds it in his hand. It’s a talisman of sorts during interviews, he ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday


Italian soprano’s love for all things Francophile

ITALIAN soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci will make her debut at the Cadillac Shanghai Concert Hall tomorrow where she will stage a recital of French works. Antonacci has selected works such as Berlioz’s ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday


Finding rhythms of life in sound of silence

THIRTEEN years ago at the annual Spring Festival TV Gala, hearing-impaired people performed a dance entitled “Thousand-Hand Kwan-yin” that awed audiences across China. One of those dancers, Lu Yi, now ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday


Stay-at-home taikonauts get no space time

ONE evening in November 2016, Deng Qingming went home to find his wife and his daughter had prepared a lavish spread of his favorite dishes and wine. He ran to the bathroom, turned on a tap, and, concealed ...

January 27, 2018, Saturday




 

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