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Worshipping Qu and the dragons

Worshipping Qu and the dragons

Performers in ancient Chinese costumes perform a worship ceremony for patriotic poet and statesman Qu Yuan (340–278 BC) last Saturday at Tanyuan Garden, Nanxiang Town. The ceremony is to celebrate the annual Dragon Boat Festival which is today this year. The festival dates back to the worship of dragons as bringers of rain for crops but also marks the much later suicide by drowning of Qu. On this day dragon boat races are held and people eat triangular zongzi or glutinous rice dumplings wrapped in bamboo or other leaves. Varied traditional activities are held across Jiading to celebrate the festival and attract foreign visitors. ...

May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Life put to rights in the living room

Life put to rights in the living room

A square table and three or four benches turn the living room of a local resident’s home into an assembly hall. The “Living Room Assembly” program in Xuhang Town has been included in the Shanghai’s top ...

Sun Ling and Li Xinran | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


From picking potatoes to hot Ferraris ...

From picking potatoes to hot Ferraris ...

EARLY summer, with its gentle breezes, is a most pleasant time to travel around Jiading. The 800-year-old town has not lack of wonderful places to visit, particularly at the moment when the air is filled ...

Zhao Yiwei and Li Xinran | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


The joy of reading

The joy of reading

Jiangqiao Town residents enjoy everything the world of books has to offer at various activities held in their community cultural activity center. Jiading has launched 2017 Jiading Reading Month to encourage residents to attend lectures and exhibitions, and to share their favorite books. Residents can log on to the Culture Jiading Cloud app to check details and take part at the local cultural activity centers. ...

May 30, 2017, Tuesday


International park focuses on health industry

International park focuses on health industry

The International Health Industrial Park Shanghai was built at the site of the abandoned Jiading lamp holder factory covering 5 hectares in Jiading New City (Malu Town). The remaining red chimney in ...

Gu Xianhui and Tong Wangyue | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


P3 Space to be a training base for WorldSkills 2017

P3 Space to be a training base for WorldSkills 2017

Shanghai Art & Design Academy has joined with Hong Kong-based Pico Group to apply for a training base of 2017 WorldSkills Competition at P3 Space in Anting Town. “The designers in P3 Space help me do ...

Gu Jialan and Tom Qian | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Anting Town looking forward to a smarter future

Anting Town looking forward to a smarter future

ANTING Town held its first Future Oriented Industries Summit Forum on April 27 and released its three-year plan in cooperation with Tongji University. The tie between the two parties emulates the mode ...

Lu Xiaofeng and Yang Wenjie | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Xiaomiao hosts thousands of young oak trees

Xiaomiao hosts thousands of young oak trees

FORESTRY workers in Jiading have planted more than 8,400 young Shumard oak trees at Xiaomiao Village of Xuhang Town, and they are to be relocated to public forests across the district in three to five ...

Li Huacheng and Tom Qian | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Picking up from school less of a problem

Picking up from school less of a problem

LI Rong, a young mother, used to worry when she had to do overtime and needed to persuade her neighbor to pick up her child from school. At that time, classes were usually over at 3pm to 4pm but she had ...

Zhao Yiwei and Shen Li | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


Cultural exchanges leading to better performances

Cultural exchanges leading to better performances

LI Huan, a Xiju Opera fan, hurried from Nanxiang Town to a venue only to find that tickets sold out long ago. Meanwhile, 60-year-old amateur singer Liu Hua got on stage in Luodian Town. The mutual need ...

Zhao Yiwei and Yang Wenjie | May 30, 2017, Tuesday


 

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