While Shanghai strives to be an international city, locals are worried about the preservation of its cultural identity. After the 1990s, when Shanghai increased its efforts to become an international metropolis, the use of...
by Anne Henochowicz | Jan 30, 2012
Update: The Liu Yong poem Zhou quotes is in Middle Chinese, not Mandarin. However, the pinyin transcription is in Modern Standard Mandarin. Zhou Yunpeng, the blind folk rocker from the northeastern city of Shenyang, serves up...
by Liu Yong | Jun 3, 2007
From Beijing Review: When Xu Shixuan, a linguist from the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, returned to a southwestern county bordering Myanmar in 2002 to study the local language after a nine-year interval, she was struck by the change to Li Xuewen, a master storyteller in the village. Xu could not relate the silent and […]
by Max Woodworth | Nov 22, 2005
From the Weekend Standard: From the third floor restaurant in Shanghai’s Oriental Riverside Hotel, the view west across the Huangpo river is uninterrupted. The European architecture along the Bund on the opposite bank remains a symbol of Shanghai’s 1930s heyday, in the same way that the skyscrapers on this side of the river in Pudong […]
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