Zhu Ying

Feature Reporter
Traditional flower markets withering away - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Traditional flower markets withering away

Spring Festival brings a traditional buying spree at flower markets, but the markets full of blooms, fragrance and birdsong are now falling victim to urbanization.
Tale of how a secret religious sect inspired a group of ancient artists - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Tale of how a secret religious sect inspired a group of ancient artists

A number of ancient painters once depicted the White Lotus Society-theme, which expressed their pursuit of an idyllic life. One of the painters was Zhang Ji.
Learning the lingo, blending into local life - Lifestyle in China
Lifestyle

Learning the lingo, blending into local life

There's no need to feel left out when Shanghai natives revert to speaking the local dialect. A cultural center offers lessons in the popular patois. 
Blue Man Group returns to Shanghai - Entertainment in China
Entertainment

Blue Man Group returns to Shanghai

Three years after their last visit, the trio of painted performers are bringing their unique stage show to 1862 Theater until January 5.
The long and tumultuous tale of Master Tang and his shimingtu - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

The long and tumultuous tale of Master Tang and his shimingtu

Shimingtu depicts Tang Yin's leisurely lifestyle focusing on tea drinking. 

Father-daughter art duo exhibit water-themed landscapes - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Father-daughter art duo exhibit water-themed landscapes

Over 100 paintings from Chen Xiejun and his daughter Chen Ying has kicked off at Yun Jian Granary. These include images of Shanghai, Hong Kong and other cities.
For calligraphy, you need the proper brush - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

For calligraphy, you need the proper brush

Turning weasel hair into a calligraphy brush, the technique is described by a professional as "living fossil," which is as rare as discovering a dinosaur fossil.
Zhangyuan art project exhibition opens - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

Zhangyuan art project exhibition opens

A new show at the Jing'an Art Center contains some 100 works depicting the historic neighborhood of Shanghai. Professional painters, young artists and students make contributions.
A distant mirror on ancient beauty secrets - Art & Culture in China
Art & Culture

A distant mirror on ancient beauty secrets

The modern-day obsession with looking attractive is nothing new. Ancient Chinese equally cared about appearance and developed natural-based cosmetics to enhance their looks.
'A Doll's House' running now at local drama center - Entertainment in China
Entertainment

'A Doll's House' running now at local drama center

The classic Ibsen play centers on tensions in a couple's married life. The current production has been updated and adapted for local audience.
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