The MAN behind the WOMEN

2011-09-06 07:58:06

Li Yugang has been compared with Peking Opera master Mei Lanfang and his new show is an ambitious attempt to recreate the four outstanding beauties of China.

Wild child's wacky styles

2011-08-27 07:55:51

When Chinese people call Shang Wenjie "China's Lady Gaga", it's not meant as a compliment.

The genius of madness

2011-08-14 07:49:23

Xu Wei was mad. Just like the Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh, it was this insanity that made him one of the greatest artists in Chinese history.

Journalistic ethics, an oxymoron?

2011-07-22 08:02:20

The Chinese press is devoting pages and pages to the phone hacking scandal that is unfolding half a world away.

After tiger mom, here comes the tiger wife

2011-07-22 08:02:20

The strongest impression Wendi Deng left on my colleague was her height: "She is really tall and stands out," I was told.

At the margins of life

2011-07-22 08:02:20

Writer Yang Jiang spent her centennial birthday on July 17 with self-effacing mo-desty.

Tibetan students face better lives with free vocational education

2011-07-20 07:56:56

Chi Ma, a Tibetan intern in a company in the Chengdu High-tech Zone, cannot contain her excitement over her new notebook computer.

A dream in motion

2011-07-20 07:56:56

Zhuo Jun burst out of a giant gift box dressed like a clown and starts chasing balloons, while performing his robotic-style of hip-hop dancing.

Man in motion

2011-07-17 08:44:05

If working up a sweat while breezing past along Hong Kong's green slopes is your idea of a fun time, then Circuit 25 (C25) may be your ideal holiday. Davide Butson-Fiori, founder and head trainer of this combination of sightseeing, boot camp and interval training, thinks it's a great way to meet new people while doing something good for your body.

Smiling through sports diplomacy

2011-07-17 08:44:05

If you knew Hollywood actress Susan Sarandon plays table tennis for a club in New York and professes to love the game, would it change your view of China? Probably not, but it seems like a good beginning.

Andre Fu, boy wonder

2011-07-17 08:43:41

I first met Andre Fu nine years ago when he was still based in London. He was already hailed as a talent to watch by Wallpaper after bursting upon the Asian design scene with Zen in Shanghai's Xintiandi. At the time, he was a fresh young face who had formed a company with Stephane Orsolini after they met while working for John Pawson in London. He related a story about how his inspiration for a series of backlit bronze glass screens came from his grandmother being fitted for dresses in front of a wrap-around mirror. Many years later, in his first hotel and Swire Properties' flagship property The Upper House, echoes of those screens can be seen behind the reception at its signature restaurant, Cafe Gray Deluxe.

Two old friends, two views of modern China

2011-07-19 07:55:19

When Wang Xiaoshuai realized he could never paint as finely as his high school pal Liu Xiaodong, he gave up painting and turned to filmmaking.

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