Zhang Qian

Chief Feature Reporter

Marriage falls apart before your very eyes on Shanghai stage

"Some people fight to retain (love) ... but you cannot stop others falling in love with someone else," said French actor Raphael Personnaz. "It is helpless."
Art & Culture

The magical seeds which created ancient China's farms

Relying on nature to provide food wasn't sustainable, so Emperor Yan took his people on a quest.

Avatar's Pandora to come to life on Shanghai stage

Pandora, the mysterious planet in James Cameron's "Avatar," will come to life in Shanghai as Cirque de Soleil brings their multimedia show "TORUK – The First Flight."

'Cats' ready to get its claws into Shanghai

The award-winning musical phenomenon is back in town with a fresh-new set.
Art & Culture

Crane crazy Duke got wings clipped

There are three types of sources for Luo as a family name – derived from a local ancient surname – came from an official rank, and rooted from minorities in the Chinese history.

'Phantom China Project' to enlighten theater scene in China

The project, part of a collaboration between SMG Live and RUG, is expected to help upgrade the Chinese musical industry in terms of production and marketing.  

Violinist praises Shanghai audiences

Music is nothing without listeners, says Grammy Award winner Joshua Bell, and he was delighted with the attention paid to his music at a recent concert in Shanghai.

Artist's Dream Project helps dozens in first year

Arts Council of Wales, British Council and Jucooo.com recently celebrated the first anniversary of their collaboration in Artist's Dream Project.

Nijinsky masterpieces to be staged back-to-back in Shanghai

Three masterpieces of Vaslav Nijinsky will be staged within a single night at Shanghai Grand Theater on June 9-10, paying homage to the legendary choreographer.
Art & Culture

To be or not to be: a noble Chinese Hamlet

Fu Xiru has overcome the slings and arrows of the Peking Opera world to thrill audiences across the globe in the title role of the Chinese version of "Hamlet."