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Corner Shops and Cathedrals Get Equal Attention in Zhifang Shi’s Travel Watercolors

Using a combination of watercolor and ink, , Zhifang Shi creates vignettes of the places he encounters in his worldwide travels. The Shanghai-based artist works en plein air, painting atop a portable palette to document storefronts, architectural features, boats, and … Continue reading

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This Musician Plays the Leaf

Great Big Story Published on 16 May 2019 Lou Wenjun is a musician whose instrument grows on trees. The self-proclaimed best leaf musician in China has been making beautiful music by blowing on leaves since he was a child. Keeping … Continue reading

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The Chinese myth of the immortal white snake – Shunan Teng

Dive into the world of Chinese folk tales with the myth of the white snake, a story of the demon Bai Su Zhen and her love, Xu Xian. — The talented herbalist Xu Xian had just started his own medicine … Continue reading

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Be humble — and other lessons from the philosophy of water

How do we find fulfillment in a world that’s constantly changing? Raymond Tang struggled with this question until he came across the ancient Chinese philosophy of the Tao Te Ching. In it, he found a passage comparing goodness to water, … Continue reading

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Chinese New Year: Unraveling the History of the Enchanting Festival – My Modern Met

How much do you know about Chinese New Year? Happy Chinese New Year! Every February, this enchanting holiday is honored by millions of people across the globe, making it one of the world’s most widespread celebrations. While there’s a chance … Continue reading

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Photographer Celine Liu Photoshops Herself In Images Of Celebrities Found On The Internet

Celine Liu – is a female Chinese photographer who graduated from the Academy of Arts & Design, Tsinghua University. In her series “I’m everywhere” started in 2002, she challenges our global cultural landscape by literally integrating herself in iconic portraits … Continue reading

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Cheese Tea Is China’s Latest Drink Sensation

Cheese tea is exactly what it sounds like: tea topped with cheese. The good folks at Beijing’s HEYTEA invented the simple, yet revolutionary, beverage to please younger consumers who take their tea with milk and additional flavorings. By the looks … Continue reading

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Why 50 Million Chinese Homes are Empty

China’s housing bubble has left 50 million homes empty and put its government between a rock and a hard place. This includes a paid sponsored promotion which had no part in the writing, editing, or production of the rest of … Continue reading

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NightShift: Photos by Florian Mueller

Cologne-based photographer Florian Mueller captures the street scene of Shanghai at night with this series that focuses on tiny storefronts selling a variety of things, sort of like a mini 7-Eleven. The series reflects life in the bustling metropolis that has become … Continue reading

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World’s First 5-Star Underground Hotel, Carved From Forsaken Quarry, Opens Doors – DesignTAXI.com

The hotel design has been dubbed a “modern architectural wonder.” Come October, InterContinental Shanghai Wonderland will officially open its doors to the public. The hotel, which has been carved into the side of an 88-meter-deep abandoned quarry, has been dubbed a “modern architectural … Continue reading

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