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Filmmaker masters ink-wash painting skills

November 10, 2017


IN the 1980s, filmmaker Xia Zhenya shot to fame with a three-part documentary titled “The Art Masters in Shanghai.” The documentary,

Adding some razzle and jazz to pingtan

October 13, 2017


WHEN Gao Bowen first attended a training class launched by the Shanghai Pingtan Troupe as a ninth grader, there were 10 students. Within

Shanghai artist a ‘rebel’ with a cause

September 08, 2017


AT a time when art in China was decidedly utilitarian and Soviet-style realism held sway, Shanghai-born artist Chen Junde was secretly

Smile and compassion in community policing

August 04, 2017


ONE perk of being a policewoman is that I always had stories to tell on a blind date,” said Sheng Shumin. Though her dating days are

Traditional doctor prefers work at the grassroots

July 07, 2017


SANG Jiuhua is a grassroots doctor in traditional Chinese medicine in Jing’an. His great skills in acupuncture, heat therapy and manipulation

Infusing color into the era of black and white

June 02, 2017


LONG before digital cameras and photo-retouching software, Wu Mingzhu was turning black-and-white snapshots into color photos that

‘Best growth company’ was a gamble at the start

May 05, 2017


UPON receiving his master’s degree a decade ago, Dai Tiantian didn’t join the usual lines of job seekers. Instead, he took the risky

At 95, actress Qin Yi still in the spotlight

April 07, 2017


STANDING by a grand piano, 95-year-old actress Qin Yi recited “Lu Ma’s Monologue” from Chinese dramatist Cao Yu’s famous work “Thunderstorm”

Disability no hindrance to fine tuning piano

March 10, 2017


BLIND people in Shanghai are more likely to find work as masseurs, but Zhang Zhenyu walked a different path. The 38-year-old, despite

Technician shares successes with local vocational students

February 10, 2017


“craftsmanship” is becoming a prominent buzzword in China’s manufacturing sector as planners and entrepreneurs press for the development

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