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Royalty and fame source of Cen name

Royalty and fame source of Cen name

THERE are an estimated 576,000 people in China with the surname Cen, accounting for 0.036 percent of the population. It ranks the 235th Chinese family name in terms of the population. There are mainly ...

Joanna Zhu | February 11, 2018, Sunday


Xiao Fengxian: a history maker

Xiao Fengxian: a history maker

XIAO Fengxian may have been a famous prostitute, during the late Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), but in Cai E’s view, she was also a revolutionary, a military governor in Yunnan Province, and a heroic and beautiful ...

Zhu Ying | February 11, 2018, Sunday


JJ Lin looking to find nostalgic ‘Sanctuary’ in Shanghai

JJ Lin looking to find nostalgic ‘Sanctuary’ in Shanghai

TO 1980s and 1990s music lovers, JJ Lin is remembered as a versatile singer specializing in nostalgia. Lin returns to Shanghai in March as part of his world tour entitled “Sanctuary.” Lin Junjie, professionally ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


US wildlife protector found murdered

US wildlife protector found murdered

ESMOND Bradley Martin, a Kenya-based American conservationist whose dogged investigations of the elephant ivory and rhino horn trades over decades were seen as critical in efforts to protect the threatened ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


Polar bears facing extinction as climate change brings famine

Polar bears facing extinction as climate change brings famine

POLAR bears are struggling to find enough seals to eat, and the problem will only get worse as the planet warms because their metabolisms are much faster than previously thought, researchers said. The ...

February 11, 2018, Sunday


Outrage among academics as universities begin book purge

Outrage among academics as universities begin book purge

A library without books? Not quite, but as students abandon the stacks in favor of online reference material, university libraries are unloading millions of unread volumes in a nationwide purge that has ...

Michael Rubinkam | February 11, 2018, Sunday


Journalist hits the headlines with his private kitchen

Journalist hits the headlines with his private kitchen

FOLLOWING years of traveling and investigating stories on the dark side, French journalist and now chef Gil Gonzalez Foerster decided to slow down and recuperate in the Dali Bai Autonomous Prefecture ...

Li Anlan | February 11, 2018, Sunday


Classic Beatrix Potter cotton-tailed yarn

Classic Beatrix Potter cotton-tailed yarn

WITH warm nostalgia for Beatrix Potter’s classic children’s tale, “Peter Rabbit” director, producer and co-writer Will Gluck channels the author’s earnestness into a sweet film sure to delight young fans. Adults ...

Sandy Cohen | February 11, 2018, Sunday


‘Black Panther’ a cool Marvel cat

‘Black Panther’ a cool Marvel cat

THE cosmically vast Marvel Cinematic Universe, as it’s called, spans planets peppered throughout the galaxy, but Ryan Coogler’s Earth-bound “Black Panther,” glittering and galvanizing, stands worlds apart. ...

Jake Coyle | February 11, 2018, Sunday


Now starring: city’s ‘Queen of the Movies’

Now starring: city’s ‘Queen of the Movies’

SOME 200 photos of legendary Chinese movie star Hu Die, most rarely seen in public before, are on display at Shanghai Center of Photography on the West Bund, giving the audience a glimpse of the actress’ ...

Liu Xiaolin | February 11, 2018, Sunday




 

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