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Weddings were simpler, cheaper in leaner times

Weddings were simpler, cheaper in leaner times

THE history of betrothal gifts can be traced back to the Confucian era. The earliest record is found in “Li Ji,” or the “Book of Rites,” in which the gift is described as a symbol of a solemn promise. In ...

Lu Feiran | February 25, 2017, Saturday


Modern Dance Show ‘Early Spring’

Modern Dance Show ‘Early Spring’

Shanghai Opera House Dance Troupe is hoping to take center stage again with its new original production “Early Spring....

February 25, 2017, Saturday

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The high cost of riding the marriage-go-round

The high cost of riding the marriage-go-round

THE Beatles famously crooned “all you need is love,” but it’s a bit more complicated than that for men getting married in China. According to a “betrothal gift map” widely circulating on Chinese social ...

Lu Feiran | February 25, 2017, Saturday


Bride price skyrockets again — can you afford a wife in China?

Bride price skyrockets again — can you afford a wife in China?

FOUR years ago, a betrothal gifts map which detailed the different costs needed to secure a wife in China went viral on Weibo. Now a new map has been released, sending prospective husbands into another ...

Andy Boreham | February 25, 2017, Saturday


Math competitions undergo subtraction

Math competitions undergo subtraction

MATH contest that became all the rage as prerequisites for children to get into the best schools has been sidelined by authorities worried about excessive stress on young students. FOR Shanghai Education ...

Wang Jie | February 24, 2017, Friday


Boys’ Chorus

Boys’ Chorus

THE Germany Munich Boys Choir will present local music lovers a chorus of varied genres of songs. The dynamic choir will perform songs in the categories of classic, ballad, pop and rock’n’roll. The choir ...

February 24, 2017, Friday


Exhibit traces links between China, West

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 ...

Michelle Qiao | February 24, 2017, Friday


Xujiahui library offers open book on local history

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,” ...

Michelle Qiao | February 24, 2017, Friday


Beijing artist’s obsession saves traditional print art

Beijing artist’s obsession saves traditional print art

ZHANG Kuo, 58, always associates his art with Chairman Mao Zedong. In the 1970s, when he was a middle school student, houses and streets in Beijing were posted with woodcut prints of the “great helmsman” ...

Yuan Quan and Jia Zhao | February 24, 2017, Friday


Estonian composer dedicates a piece to Shanghai

Estonian composer dedicates a piece to Shanghai

ESTONIAN-BORN American conductor Kristjan Jarvi was happy visiting his favorite city, Shanghai, again last week. Instead of letting his Shanghai friends take him on tour of the city, the 45-year-old ...

Zhang Qian | February 24, 2017, Friday


 

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