Cultural Life

Shanghai is the birthplace of Haipai culture, which combines southern and Western cultures and is what admirers think of as the soul of a city that never sleeps.

The term Haipai (‘Shanghai style’ was coined by a group of Beijing writers, in 1920, as a form of criticism of some Shanghai scholars whose style of writing they considered too admiring of money and Western culture.

Shanghai treasure plant entertains you on New Year's Day

Chongming narcissus, known as the "three treasure plant of Shanghai" is coming into season.  Read More

Cultural Life

Shanghai is the birthplace of Haipai culture.

Memories of Shanghai – best souvenirs of 2016

Souvenirs are the best memories of a city - with landscapes, culture and customs all concentrating in delicate crafts.  Read More

Freehand movie posters exhibition sketches Chinese film history

A journey through the history of Chinese film.  Read More

Colorful art events in December

A variety of exciting lectures and exhibitions are planned across the city.   Read More

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