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The way of water

Wang Yong Opinion editor of Shanghai Daily

Email: wangyong@shanghaidaily.com

You gotta love our teeming city

WHEN I took Metro Line 12 on my way to work on Monday, I was surprised to find myself in a carriage carrying neatly posted messages from netizens about why they love Shanghai. It was a pleasant surprise, ...

May 11, 2017, Thursday


Give with humility: it’s about what you do at the end of day, not what you ‘sacrificed’

LAST week I came across a headline on a leading news portal in the country, which read: “Post-90-generation girl quit well-paid job, volunteered to teach in mountainous regions, now has a shower every ...

April 27, 2017, Thursday


Oral history book explores true meaning of tradition by recounting the revival of qin

TIRED of the urban hustle and bustle, my wife and I took a week off last month and went to Mount Wuyi, in northern Fujian Province. We brought our qin (a seven-string plucked instrument) with us, emulating ...

December 30, 2016, Friday


Spirit of ancient Dunhuang offers model for confident exchange between civilizations

AS a student of Western law and journalism, I’ve long admired ancient Greece, especially for its sublime architecture and sober thinkers. But until last week, it never occurred to me that ancient Greek ...

November 3, 2016, Thursday


Bamboo flute player who has a heart of gold

ON the wall of a riverside pavilion in Bacheng, an ancient town in Suzhou, is a sheet of hand-written text bearing the title “Good Man Dongbao.” I noticed the poster as I walked past with a few friends ...

September 20, 2016, Tuesday


‘Memory of home’: Traditions of hospitality and trust still thrive in today’s rural villages

“IS there anyone here?” We shouted as we sashayed through the open front door of a villager’s two-story house. No one answered. We exited from the back door, which was also open, and still found no one ...

June 15, 2016, Wednesday


TV documentary series sheds new light on story of Tibet’s great Buddhist master

TO many people, Tibet stands out as a land of natural wonder, with azure skies and crystal-clear rivers. Many people, frustrated by mundane pursuits, also take refuge in Tibetan Buddhism, which advocates ...

April 21, 2016, Thursday


Professor’s article marks great leap for cows, but can we make strides against human cruelty?

What does it mean when we use the same pronoun to describe both a cow and people?...

February 18, 2016, Thursday


Centuries-old music can still elevate the soul and inspire Confucian virtues

Children who go to concerts with their parents in China often make noise, distracting the performers and other audience members. I remember a boy who grumbled loudly to his mother at a concert in Shanghai ...

January 21, 2016, Thursday


China’s plans to support global development not a ‘historic contest’ of us-versus-them

There is an expression that “a strange rock can produce jade....

January 14, 2016, Thursday


 

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