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Female quartet capture spirit of Shanghai - Art & Culture in China
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Female quartet capture spirit of Shanghai

The Magnolia Quartet, named after Shanghai's city flower, consists of four principal performers from Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, including its 25-year-old concertmaster.
Surreal romanticism, transcendental love - Art & Culture in China
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Surreal romanticism, transcendental love

"Peony Pavilion," a play written by Shakespeare contemporary Tang Xianzu, went on to become one of the most enduring classics in the Chinese opera repertory.
Ancient tale earns iconic temple reputation of love and romance - Art & Culture in China
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Ancient tale earns iconic temple reputation of love and romance

Pujiu Temple in Shanxi Province earns its reputation as a temple of love thanks to the ancient romantic play "Xixiang Ji" ("Romance of the Western Chamber"). 
Patriotic performances celebrate 100 years of CPC - Art & Culture in China
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Patriotic performances celebrate 100 years of CPC

Signature works will be performed by Shanghai art troupes during a season of shows in celebration of the 100th birthday of the Communist Party of China.
Humanity, science, spirituality in time of COVID-19 - Art & Culture in China
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Humanity, science, spirituality in time of COVID-19

A group exhibition, "Where the Twilight Comes," is under way at the Museum of Contemporary Art in the People's Park.
Celebration of Beethoven's genius hits the right note - Art & Culture in China
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Celebration of Beethoven's genius hits the right note

An educational exhibition titled "The Beethoven Experience" is under way on the fourth floor of the Shanghai Concert Hall through March 21.
Plain sailing for Tong's miniature armada - Art & Culture in China
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Plain sailing for Tong's miniature armada

A movie that featured torpedo boats inspired Tong Jianliang as a child. Today, he is in great demand for his exquisitely crafted model ships by many museums and collectors.
Precious ancient seals have a human story to tell - Art & Culture in China
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Precious ancient seals have a human story to tell

A grand seals exhibition at Shanghai Han Tianheng Art Museum tells the story of their history and development. 
Buzzword: 针不戳 Neat/great/brilliant - Art & Culture in China
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Buzzword: 针不戳 Neat/great/brilliant

The expression "针不戳" derives from its homophone "真不错," translating to "great, neat or brilliant."
Confucian classics carved in stone - Art & Culture in China
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Confucian classics carved in stone

Before printing was invented in China in the early Tang Dynasty (AD 618-907), the only way to read and circulate articles was to copy them by hand.
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