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A groundbreaking insight into Kandinsky - Art & Culture in China
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A groundbreaking insight into Kandinsky

Local art lovers will be thrilled to learn that the first retrospective exhibition of Vasily Kandinsky is running at the West Bund Museum through September 5.
Hermès opens window on unique artwork - Art & Culture in China
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Hermès opens window on unique artwork

Hermès recently unveiled its Summer Window display designed by Chinese artist Xu Zhen, and also hosts Xu's solo exhibition on the fourth floor of Hermès Maison in Shanghai.
Melodies from an ancient flute still strike a chord centuries on - Art & Culture in China
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Melodies from an ancient flute still strike a chord centuries on

Dating back 7,800 to 9,000 years, gudi, or bone flute, is the oldest known Chinese musical instrument, as well as the earliest known wind instrument in the world. 
Buzzword: 盲盒, máng hé, blind box - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 盲盒, máng hé, blind box

Blind boxes are a popular trend across the world where consumers pay a retailer to ship them a box with a random assortment of novelty items inside. 
Artisan creates lanterns in animal shapes - Art & Culture in China
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Artisan creates lanterns in animal shapes

A master lantern maker turns iron wire and silk cloth into decorative animal artworks that brighten festivals and dark winter nights.
Curtain comes down on conservatory's open week - Art & Culture in China
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Curtain comes down on conservatory's open week

The 7th Shanghai Conservatory of Music Open Week lowered its curtain after holding a series of concerts, lectures and open rehearsals for the public over the past week.
Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in auction - Art & Culture in China
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Instagram tiara and Kashmir sapphire shine in auction

A Savoy royal tiara which everyone could try on via Instagram and the largest Kashmir sapphire ever auctioned sold for millions of dollars each in Geneva.
An ancient architectural treasure - Art & Culture in China
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An ancient architectural treasure

The Shanhua (Betterment) Temple is China's best preserved and largest Buddhist shrine in the architectural styles of the Liao (907-1125) and Jin (1115-1234) dynasties
Catch a glimpse of legendary emerald necklace - Art & Culture in China
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Catch a glimpse of legendary emerald necklace

A legendary emerald necklace from the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) is previewed with a cluster of jewels and watches at Shanghai Grand Theater.
Grocery store owner secret agent for Party - Art & Culture in China
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Grocery store owner secret agent for Party

Xi Tianran, a Communist Party member in Songjiang, used to serve as an underground agent disguised as a grocery store owner for eight years.
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