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Tenacity pays off for studious future scientist

AT the young age of 22, Zhang Anqi has already accomplished a lot: She’s a xueba (literally “study overlord”) graduate of Shanghai’s Fudan University and was the youngest teacher of TOEFL (Test of English ...

August 22, 2014, Friday


At 94, jazzman still keeps beat at Peace Hotel

FOR 94-year-old Zhou Wanrong, being a jazz musician has always been much more than just an occupation — it’s a lifelong passion. Being the oldest member of the Shanghai Old Jazz Band that performs every ...

August 15, 2014, Friday


Nobel-winning author in China to ‘observe’

AT the ongoing Shanghai Book Fair, V. S. Naipaul didn’t pound the table with his fist and swear at the audieqnce as some readers may have expected after reading his highly critical books and essays on ...

August 15, 2014, Friday


‘Dragon 2’ a tribute to bravery of dads

CANADIAN filmmaker Dean DeBlois’ fame may seem like it came out of nowhere, but the director of the acclaimed “How to Train Your Dragon” series has been in the trenches and paid his dues over the years. ...

August 15, 2014, Friday


Painter Peng again intrigues with solo show

It is rare for an artist to have a solo exhibition at the Shanghai Exhibition Center, which is used mainly for various fairs. Both the huge space and high rental fees make it an unlikely venue for such ...

August 1, 2014, Friday


French love story ‘Delicacy’ takes different path

“La Délicatesse” (“Delicacy”), written by French novelist and director David Foenkinos, is not your average French love story in which passion and romance dominate. The plain language and lively plot ...

August 1, 2014, Friday


You are what you grow? Rice theory of culture holds intrigue

RICE or wheat? The choice may be more than a matter of taste: It could even determine personality. That’s according to Thomas Talhelm, an American psychology PhD candidate at the University of Virginia, ...

August 1, 2014, Friday


Gymnast Zhong gets into rhythm as sport host

IT was in 2005, her career peak, that Zhong Ling called a stop to her profession as an established rhythmic gymnast. It surprised a lot of people, but for her, end meant a new beginning. And she’s never ...

August 1, 2014, Friday


‘Dreams of Zen’ dance focuses on philosophy

“DREAMS of Zen,” a dance theater adapted from a chapter of “A Dream of Red Mansions,” plans to bring audiences to the legendary taixu huanjing (state of visionary and emptiness), where the boundary of ...

August 1, 2014, Friday


The mahjong monopoly is over

TO many Chinese, the unthinkable and unimaginable just happened. At the 5th Open European Mahjong Championship two weeks ago in Strasbourg, France, no Chinese ended anywhere near the podium in either ...

August 1, 2014, Friday




 

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