Zhang Qian

Chief Feature Reporter
Lifestyle

His festivals are a hit with kids and families

When music fan Liu Jian and his American wife had their first child and thought their festival days were over, an album of children's music from the US sparked an idea. 
Metro

Volunteer program highlights autism in children

SAIC Shanghai Culture Square project aims to raise awareness and increase understanding of autistic children.
Metro

Shanghai's spring music fest to bring acts from far and wide

The 35th Shanghai Spring International Music Festival will bring 37 performances and star acts from home and abroad to Shanghai.
Art & Culture

Explaining the world in eight diagrams

A mysterious map said to be created by Fuxi, the first man in the world, tries to explain the fundamental rules of the universe. 
Art & Culture

The Ni and their famous mysophobe

The Ni surname is the 111th most common, owned by an estimated number of 1.96 million people, or about 0.14 percent of China's population. 
Lifestyle

Golden age of the neo-young

Who says we have to act our age? For many retirees, the older years are a delightful rediscovery of young passions.
Metro

New Shanghai and Edinburgh collaboration a first

China Shanghai International Arts Festival and Edinburgh International Festival entered a collaboration this Thursday to present a new Chinese work called "The Rite of Spring."
Entertainment

Theater celebrates 20th anniversary with new production of Verdi's 'Nabucco'

A new production of the classic opera is to be premiered at the Shanghai Grand Theater as part of its 20th anniversary celebrations.
Entertainment

Musical virtuoso's 'Romance with France' in Shanghai

Ryu Goto is to present his "Romance with France" concert when he appears in front of a Shanghai audience in June.
Metro

Bone flutes to play sounds from history

The sound of ancient bone flutes are to feature in a play about the development of China's oldest musical instrument. 
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