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Art and Culture

Indian musicians eye connection with local audience

While popular music from India is synonymous with the spirit of Bollywood, traditional Indian music is said to be one of the oldest in the world, dating back to the Vedic period (1750-500 BC)....

August 22, 2014, Friday

Upcoming art and design fair packs a punch

Zhou Tiehai has big plans for next month’s West Bund Art & Design Fair. As an artist with an interest in trying new things, Zhou is famous for satirizing modern Chinese art....

August 22, 2014, Friday

Big brains spout off about grand theories and serious issues

contemporary art
As art exhibitions continue to become a regular part of urban life in cities like Shanghai,...

August 22, 2014, Friday

Guqin maestro recalls rough start on way to illustrious career

In August 2008, the world’s attention zoomed in on Beijing for the Summer Olympics. During the opening ceremony at the National Stadium,...

August 22, 2014, Friday

‘To get rich is no sin,’ but it certainly was a frenzy

AT the end of 1991, Zhang Xiong invited several good friends to dinner at his home. Over the meal, an old college roommate started complaining about his job. He worked in a local bank, where his assignment ...

August 18, 2014, Monday

Artful diplomat melts the ice overseas

IN 1974, Deng Xiaoping addressed a special session of the United Nations General Assembly, three years after People’s Republic was recognized by the UN as the official representative of China. In his ...

August 18, 2014, Monday

US scholar sheds new light on the Deng era

EZRA Vogel, a Harvard scholar who has written extensively on China and Asia, spent 10 years exhaustively researching the life and times of former Chinese leader Deng Xiaoping. He read and verified material ...

August 18, 2014, Monday

Film re-enacts history, revives old memories

“EXAMINATION 1977” is a 2009 movie about the restoration of China’s national college entrance examination or gaokao after the 10-year “cultural revolution” (1966-76) and its impact on both old and young ...

August 18, 2014, Monday

Graduates of the first three years

THOSE who took gaokao in 1977, 1978 and 1979 came to be known as the “three new generations.” They were considered to be the smartest, most competitive and hardest-working university students the country ...

August 18, 2014, Monday

An exam of ‘opportunity and risk’ that changed lives and a country

ON a rainy day in April 1978, Wang Zhi, then 31 years old, secured the final book of the 17-volume “Math, Physics and Chemistry Self-Learning Series.” He had gone to some effort to get the books for the ...

August 18, 2014, Monday


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