The fabric of Chongming cultural heritage is homespun

For Chongming women, homespun fabric is more than just the stuff of making clothes. It also serves as a dowry, a diary and a history.

The Canadian and his traditional Chinese instruments

Having long been fascinated by Chinese folk music, Canadian musician Jeremy Moyer loves to play traditional Chinese instruments.

Taiwanese Pudong resident reflects on her life and the district's changes

Returning to Shanghai in the following century, Christine saw her personal shift from student to mother and wife mirrored by the change that Shanghai had likewise undergone.

Li Jing and his wall of round fans

A wall full of round, hand-made fans, a big, wooden carving table and a traditional wooden Chinese weaving machine...

Shanghai's little flour treats: scallion pancakes and their unmistakable aroma

Scallion pancakes, a traditional Shanghai snack, often appears on the breakfast tables of Shanghainese people. 

The shape of sound: Tang and his guitar making journey

Handcrafted guitar making requires a series of complicated processes and, more importantly, complete patience and concentration.

Creative souls and the gurgling stream: an artist's life in quiet Longtan

Longtan Village is a place far removed from the superficialities that plague city living, where convenience stores are closer to a figment of one's imagination than reality. 

Making qipao: Shanghai's favorite dress

Qipao is a traditional dress which was popular with Chinese women from the 1920s to the 1940s, and Shanghai is the place where it all originated.

A maestro who nurtures 'different voices'

German conductor and composer Robert Zollitsch, better known as Lao Luo in China, has been a prominent figure on the Chinese music scene for years.

In love with an ancient art

Qiao Mai, who is in her 30s, is one of the best-known Taohuawu New Year's print artists and considers the art form her Mr Right.