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Lofty Mount Lu

Many art critics agree that the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644) was a golden age of landscape paintings in China....

July 24, 2016, Sunday


Yans known for scholars, statesmen

People surnamed Yan are believed to be adept with both the pen and the sword. Additionally, many well-known figures with this name have distinguished themselves through filial piety and aloofness from ...

July 17, 2016, Sunday


Recalling city’s raucous buses

Many Shanghai residents today complain about the throngs of vehicles that fill local roads, but 20 years ago, most people complained that there were too few to carry so many passengers to their desti...

July 17, 2016, Sunday


Woodblock illustrations of ‘Romance of the Western Chamber’

Most scholars believe that woodblock printing technology originated in China about 2,000 years ago....

July 10, 2016, Sunday


Cao history spreads to prisons, trade

AS one of the oldest surnames in China, the Caos have witnessed the rise and fall of dynasties and governments, as well as countless changes within their own lineage....

July 3, 2016, Sunday


Recalling days of TCM delivery

BEFORE the days of manufactured pills and capsules, preparing traditional Chinese medicines for consumption was often a complicated and time-consuming process. For this reason, many TCM pharmacies offered ...

July 3, 2016, Sunday


Portrait of Wang Shimin

IN Western countries, portrait painting has a very long history and has always been regarded as an essential part of visual art and culture. The world’s oldest known portrait was discovered in a grotto ...

June 26, 2016, Sunday


Kong remains an influential surname

EDITOR’S note: Every Chinese family name has its own cultural origin that can be traced back thousands of years. In this col­umn, Shanghai Daily introduces the biggest Chinese family names and their ...

June 19, 2016, Sunday


Celebrating a comic book artist

EDITOR’S note: During the early 20th century, Shanghai was the largest and most prosperous city in the Far East — and one of the wildest. Though the city wasn’t the largest in the coun­try in terms of ...

June 19, 2016, Sunday


Xu Wei: tortured talent

DURING the Ming Dynasty (1364-1683), artists in China were divided into two distinct groups, one faithfully following the traditional ways of painting and the other boldly experimenting with new styles ...

June 12, 2016, Sunday


 

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