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Tao Dance Theater to stage latest work at Shanghai Theater Academy

Tao Dance Theater will stage its latest work “Eight” at Shanghai Theater Academy on October 23 and 24this weekend, exploring body aesthetics by logic and repeating body movement. The work is jointly ...

October 22, 2015, Thursday


Exhibit traces links between China, West

How did tea and other Chinese products first get introduced to Europe? To answer this question, Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei is hosting an exhibition titled “The Spreading and Influence of Chinese Knowledge ...

February 24, 2017, Friday


Xujiahui library offers open book on local history

ARCHITECT Tang Yu’en studied the Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei in Xujiahui before designing Shanghai Library in the 1990s. “I see this as a simplified, Far Eastern version of Europe’s monastic bibliotheca,” ...

February 24, 2017, Friday


‘Music Infinity’ — a fusion of a different kind

“MUSIC Infinity,” a program initiated by Shanghai Concert Hall that features crossover works, is making a comeback this spring. The series, which will run from March 11 to 25, will include an experimental ...

February 24, 2017, Friday


Ancient cultural tradition lives on in mountainous Anhui region

AT 5am on February 3, before the morning sun can reach the outlying village on Jiuhua Mountain in east China’s Anhui Province, seven men had already left their homes and quietly assembled at the Yao ancestral ...

February 20, 2017, Monday


Verse of old finds a new generation to thrill

A Spring Festival televised competition on ancient poetry surprisingly drew more viewers than popular soap operas and reality shows. Surprising because who would have ever guessed that ancient Chinese ...

February 17, 2017, Friday


‘Guitar village’ in rural Yunnan sings for its supper

SINGING to the guitar was once a fun way for people in the destitute village of Laodabao to relax, but their shared hobby is now helping them sing their way out of poverty. Laodabao in mountainous Lancang ...

February 17, 2017, Friday


Troupe plots comeback with modern dance show

THE once prominent Shanghai Opera House Dance Troupe is hoping to take center stage again with its new original production “Early Spring.” The show will premiere at Shanghai Grand Theater on March 3, ...

February 17, 2017, Friday


A time of rain and local family traditions

RAIN Water, or yushui, is the second of the 24 solar terms used in Chinese tradition. As its name implies, this term bodes for an increase in rain starting around late February. As indicated by a Chinese ...

February 17, 2017, Friday


Diet and lifestyle habits to stay healthy during spring

SPRING is the season of birth and renewal; a crucial time for both farming and health. Yao chun (“biting spring”) is a diet tradition that is believed to help people increase yang (warm) energy in their ...

February 17, 2017, Friday


 

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