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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

Award-winning artist reveals other side of coin in design world

December 07, 2018


SMALL change in your pocket rarely gets a second thought, but for Zhu Xihua, coins are art. Zhu, 35, has been a coin designer for 12

With a heart, caring for the elderly

November 09, 2018


China, facing an aging population, needs to double the number of nursing homes beds by 2034 to 289 million, according to a latest Asian

Creating dulcet tones with skilled hands

October 12, 2018


THE erhu, a more than 1,000-year-old two-stringed musical instrument sometimes called the Chinese violin, charms listeners with its

Miniature worlds created by a deft master

September 07, 2018


Ma Boqin, 84, is a gardener who doesn’t need water. For almost a quarter-century, he has made a hobby of miniascapes, or dish gardens

A gifted creator of ceramics as modern art

August 10, 2018


CONCERT halls, historic buildings, Metro stations. So many sites in Shanghai bear the artistic touch of Jiang Guoxing, a pioneer in

Research adds color to Shao's life

July 13, 2018


Shao Min dips a piece of silk into the murky yellow mixture, swirling it as she chats to her students and the neighbors who have gathered

An all-rounder in the tools of cricket rearing

June 15, 2018


When shopkeeper Bai Zixiao talks about cricket equipment, he isn’t referring to bats, balls and wickets. His specialty is the ancient

On the beat: vetting foreigners in the city

May 18, 2018


Yu Shaohua, 34, spends a lot of his time hanging around bars downtown, but he’s hardly a barfly. Yu is an exit-entry police officer

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