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The charm of coffee has entranced Shanghainese for more than a century and become part of the city culture. Shanghai now bristles with over 6,000 coffeehouses, the most in the world.
The charm of coffee has entranced Shanghainese for more than a century and become part of the city culture. Shanghai now bristles with over 6,000 coffeehouses, the most in the world.
A cultural blend of literature and coffee - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A cultural blend of literature and coffee

Sun Ganlu came to literary stardom as an avant-garde writer in the 1980s. He was confident about launching a book club in 2014, when many said nobody reads books anymore.
A cup of joe in the 'city's living room' - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A cup of joe in the 'city's living room'

Traveling, reading and writing are the way Chen Danyan understands the unique identity of Shanghai, as well as the other cities in the world.
A rare study in normal – the prolific career of an author - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A rare study in normal – the prolific career of an author

With a focus on "family," Zhang Yiwei's stories are mostly set in Shanghai, often in a "worker's new village," a part of the city where she grew up.
A concession to translated Chinese novels - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A concession to translated Chinese novels

Born in 1970s Shanghai, Xiao Bai started writing in 2009. His sharp, witty and fun style of writing quickly caught the attention of the literary circle.
Foreign scribes weigh in on city's ubiquitous coffee - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Foreign scribes weigh in on city's ubiquitous coffee

When we put the responses of foreign and Chinese writers side by side, various insights about Shanghai clash or coincide through the lens of coffee.
Sci-fi writer experiments with the effects of AI - Book in China
Book

Sci-fi writer experiments with the effects of AI

Chen Qiufan discusses futuristic technology across a number of subjects, from coffee and tea to electronic waste to the effects of algorithms and AI.
Practicability and functionality: Architect redefines community - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Practicability and functionality: Architect redefines community

Zhuang Shen's mission is to make structures more human-oriented.
Sleepless in Shanghai: A listener to the lovelorn and the lonely - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Sleepless in Shanghai: A listener to the lovelorn and the lonely

Radio host Mengxiao has heard it all in her 30 years at the microphone in a city that never sleeps.
It's never too old to dress up and have fun - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

It's never too old to dress up and have fun

Enter a senior care home where residents don't think they are old at all. Instead they dress young, think young and enjoy every day.
A savior of classical musical instruments - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A savior of classical musical instruments

Now in his 70s, Feng Shuncheng has become an online sensation after several articles about his sophisticated life went viral
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