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 Girls

They were the first generation of Chinese women to embrace the modern world, becoming icons of style and feminist trail-blazers.  Read More

Cultural Life

Shanghai is the birthplace of Haipai culture.

Real life, online

In a world of mass produced products, customized items are hotly sought after - even in the online world.  Read More

Taste of nostalgia

A local art critic He Wen used his family heirlooms to evoke a bygone era in a new cafe.  Read More

Revisiting Van Gogh

A high-tech show takes the art legend's work to new dimensions in Shanghai and Beijing.  Read More

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