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Vibrant watercolors record disappearing quaint neighborhoods

September 19, 2019


HAVING grown up in an old Shanghai house on a narrow street behind the downtown Nanjing Road E., Cai Zhen paints watercolors exclusively

US architect's towering achievements in Shanghai

August 18, 2019


Lujiazui financial district in the Pudong New Area is a forest of skyscrapers with the Jin Mao Tower, Shanghai World Financial Center

Leukemia doctor with the human touch

July 22, 2019


In 2015, a letter from an American woman reached professor Wang Zhenyi, a Chinese doctor known for saving the lives of patients with

A designer and dressmaker who thrives in a very small world

June 21, 2019


Designer Xu Jiajia creates a Thumbelina's world of doll clothes with needles, scissors and a sewing machine. She says she makes the

One man's journey through momentous history

May 23, 2019


The recently released diaries of Minhang’s first Communist Party chief reveal an honest man caught up in a turbulent era of politics. Zhu

Age no barrier for keen student

April 26, 2019


Yuan Mengyuan, a 49-year-old dorm supervisor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University, will have to quit her job because she has enrolled as

Officer adept at singing Kunqu Opera

March 22, 2019


Yu Sulu (1847-1930) was a Songjiang native whose ancestors served as military officers in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). Born into a

Zhang's 40-year journey to revive a lost art

March 01, 2019


Even for many Chinese, rhino skin lacquer is a strange term. Unlike the name suggests, it’s a type of lacquer where the pattern is

Calculating curves puts Zhang ahead in modern design

February 01, 2019


Zhang Shuojiong doesn’t like to follow the rules. If it was not for the enlightenment of the imaginative projects of Iraqi-British

Master carpenter keeps old buildings alive

January 04, 2019


The excellent preservation of one of Shanghai’s largest groups of historical houses is credited principally to Ma Jiale, a master carpenter

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