Entertainment and Culture


How judges decide fate of a film

JIANG Wen, a renowned director and actor, led a group of judges of Jin Jue (Golden Goblet) Award of the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival (left) in a meeting with the press in the city yesterday. Asked ...

June 18, 2018, Monday


Magic Flute Lu Chunling dead at 97

CHINESE bamboo flute master and music professor Lu Chunling died of heart failure yesterday morning at the age of 97 — days before he was due to perform at a charity concert. Announcing Lu’s death, the ...

May 23, 2018, Wednesday


Unique passion for myriad collections

LU Huangao is a diehard and eclectic collector. So much so that the 64-year-old self-made billionaire has opened 170 private museums in China — 28 of them on a site he owns near the airport in Pudong. The ...

May 18, 2018, Friday


Shipwreck ‘treasures’ trace maritime history

THE China Maritime Museum in the Lingang area of Pudong is currently hosting a collection of 242 artefacts, mostly ceramics, recovered from shipwrecks. The exhibition, entitled “China and the World,” ...

May 18, 2018, Friday


Hongkou plans to be a center of cultural heritage by 2021

HONGKOU District will build new museums and art facilities, and open up many of the former residences of celebrated personalities to the public. The district aims to become the “heritage and promotion ...

January 29, 2018, Monday


Jackie Chan gifts antique street lamp to museum

JACKIE Chan yesterday donated an antique street lamp and six replicas to the Shanghai History Museum. The 63-year-old film actor posed for pictures with one of the replicas during a ceremony at the museum ...

December 18, 2017, Monday


Wanderers’ Russian art on display

A visitor looks at the Portrait of an Unknown Woman, by Russian artist Ivan Kramskoy (1837-1887), at Shanghai Museum yesterday. One of Russia’s best-known art works, the painting is part of the exhibition called “The Wanderers: Masterpieces from the State Tretyakov Gallery” which opened yesterday. The show displays 68 oil masterpieces by The Wanderers, a group of Russian painters who in the 19th century created a new realist art form. — Wang Rongjiang...

December 15, 2017, Friday


Shanxi tomb recreated to display impressive ancient wall paintings

THE much-anticipated “Ancient Wall Paintings from the Shanxi Museum”  opened to the public yesterday. The exhibition features 89 wall paintings — all of them tomb artworks — of the Northern Dynasties ...

November 30, 2017, Thursday


Elegant and beautiful book designs win awards

TWENTY-FIVE uniquely designed books from 22 publishers nationwide were awarded the Beauty of Books in China 2017 title yesterday. The winners were selected after three rounds of voting from domestic ...

November 14, 2017, Tuesday


Career of Shanghai’s Sherlock is inspiration for forensic museum

HENRY Chang-Yu Lee is something of a real-life Shanghai Sherlock Holmes. The Chinese-American forensic scientist has offered his lifelong collection of classified case files and his knowledge of how ...

November 6, 2017, Monday




 

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