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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


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


Stand-up comedians build up a following

FOR more than a decade, Xijiangyue (stage name) has been consistent in one thing: making people laugh. Xijiangyue is a stand-up comedian — a rare thing in China, where comedians often entertain by juggling ...

February 11, 2017, Saturday


Rural poor villagers in China cash in on Kuaishou craze

LIVE video streaming may be all passe now, but one particular platform, Kuaishou, seems to be an exception. The streaming platform hit the headlines last year with footages that showed a middle-aged ...

February 11, 2017, Saturday


Journey to the centerpoints of Shanghai

THE Greek mathematician Archimedes once said that give him a place to stand and he would move the world. It was a demonstration of the theory of the lever some 1,700 years ago and it depends on finding ...

February 11, 2017, Saturday


Jesuits leave mark on country’s scientific history

AT the Shanghai Entomological Museum, a pair of ordinary-looking scorpionflies are part of a bigger story about scientific study in China. On a label underneath these specimens are two words — Musee Heude ...

February 10, 2017, Friday


 

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