Tan Weiyun

Feature Reporter

Journey through a time when textile mills ruled

From coarse animal skin to today's tailor-made suits of various fine fabrics, the human race's evolution has been marked by the great leaps of the textile industry.

Gardener's world in miniature

Xie Yulong has found his niche in the world of bonsai which he has built at the Zuibai Pond Park.

An enchanting land of sand, sea, sunsets – and mud

Xiapu County along a stretch of the East China Sea coast in Fujian Province is an enchanting getaway for travelers and photographers.

District's readers have their day at city's book extravaganza

"Songjiang Day" of the annual Shanghai Book Fair presented new books on the district, its culture and history, and demonstrations of Gu embroidery, tea art and guqin performances.

Art & Culture

Discoveries shed new light on Shanghai history

Archeological finds add thousands of years to the history of how a modern metropolis came into being.

Shanghai taps into young inventors' imagination

The city's ambition to become a world hub for innovation focuses efforts on encouraging new ideas.
Art & Culture

Memories of a Chinese monk's epic journey

Xuanzang traveled along the Silk Road for 17 years to reach the heart of Buddhism in India. His courage and dedication are recalled as China speeds its Belt and Road Initiative.
Art & Culture

Clutching at straws to make a dragon

Fei Tugen, 72, in Qingpu District, is an "inheritor" of the national cultural heritage craft of making straw dragons. He has been doing it for more than 20 years.

Asia Pet Fair to set tails waggin' in Shanghai

The Asia Pet Fair, an annual trade event and celebration of all things pet-related, will be held at the Shanghai New International Expo Center in the Pudong New Area this month. 
Art & Culture

Snail pace, old crafts produce classics

In a modern-day version of the hare and the tortoise, it's the one in the slow lane that wins the race. Meet an artist who uses ancient methods to turn out timeless artworks.