Xu Qin

Feature Reporter
Art & Culture

Light in paper, heavy in meaning

Young Chinese artist Tang Zhengwei addresses his concerns for environmental issues in the form of two- and three-dimensional paper cut works.
Art & Culture

Yunnan puts its culture on display

The Yunnan Folk Art Exhibition at Shanghai's Yuyuan Garden Malls features folk dances, local food, artworks and many other activities to delight potential tourists.
Art & Culture

Shanghai publisher's 40th birthday book bash

The Shanghai Translation Publishing House has kicked off its 40th anniversary celebrations with featured exhibitions, lectures and a series of book talk workshops.
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Celebrating 'Turning Point' of Chinese art

"Turning Point – 40 Years of Chinese Contemporary Art" is a new exhibition featuring around 100 of China's most influential artists after 1978.

A man's refreshing cuppa quenching a thirst

Gu Zhonggen runs a streetside herbal tea stand in downtown Hangzhou. When temperatures reach 37 degrees Celsius or higher, he hands out free homemade teas to passers-by. 

Experience Shaolin, heart of kung fu

Each Saturday through August, top martial arts communities from Shaolin, Emei and Wudang gather at the Shaolin Temple to present different martial arts performances.

Simple lessons in life on a trip to the countryside

Weekend excursion points the way to a more sustainable way of living as author highlights his findings from 10 years in rural Japan.
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A musicologist's unexpected Kunqu encounter

Gwendoline Cho-ning Kam's job is to observe and record the development of Kunqu Opera in contemporary China.
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Test yourself on a journey of consciousness

Lin Tianmiao's first solo exhibition in Shanghai explores four key concepts – individual consciousness, collective consciousness, public consciousness and ultimate consciousness.

Film festival's feast of old, new and cool

Movies from home and abroad will be viewed in varied units, and tributes will be made to the masters, 4K restoration films, documentaries and "Women on Film," a UK special.