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Emperor Kangxi’s Inspection Tour of the South

Quite a few masterpieces of traditional Chinese painting portray emperors as symbols of supreme power....

August 21, 2016, Sunday


Jins a family with mythic origin story

Jin, as a Chinese surname, literally means “metal.” There are an estimated 3.8 million people surnamed Jin in China, ranking the name 64th in terms of population....

August 14, 2016, Sunday


Last of the famous playboys

Shanghai has long been home to a certain type of elegant older gentleman with a taste for the finer things....

August 14, 2016, Sunday


Early Snow on the River

Dating to the Southern Tang Dynasty (AD 937-975), Jiangxing Chuxue Tu or “Early Snow on the River” is an early example of Chinese landscape painting and the only extant work of Zhao Gan....

August 7, 2016, Sunday


Hua family name has diverse roots

Hua is a relatively Chinese rare surname, one whose origins extend even abroad....

July 31, 2016, Sunday


Tracing history of culture square

Shanghai Culture Square is one of the city’s most popular performance venues, as well as one of the oldest....

July 31, 2016, Sunday


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


 

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