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Time for tea, kung fu style

April 20, 2018


YE Hanzhong does not like to be labeled a “master.” As heir to the national intangible heritage of the Chaozhou gongfu (kung fu) tea

A man’s crusade to protect vanishing art

March 23, 2018


WANG Shijun, founder of Shanghai Haipai Lacquerware Museum in Minhang District, shows visitors around with a passion hard to hide.

Antique furniture safe in this master’s hands

February 23, 2018


EDITOR’S note: Shanghai Federation of Trade Unions launched a project last year to single out front-line workers whose expertise, professionalism

A young florist with magic hands wins big

January 19, 2018


ROSES, balloon flowers, gerbera daisies — flowers of different shapes and colors dance on his fingertips, like jewels waiting to adorn

Chop seller enters the ring to prove that boxing is an art

December 08, 2017


PEOPLE living in a community inspired by Confucius theory, especially in China, will regard boxing as a violent sport that most of

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

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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