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.

Making music

A festival at Shanghai Culture Square is hoping to unearth homegrown talents in original Chinese musicals.  Read More

Cultural Life

Shanghai is the birthplace of Haipai culture.

Shanghai's leisure plan for Spring Festival celebrations

Shanghai announced this year's festival activities during the Spring Festival and Lantern Festival holidays.  Read More

Classic ballet hits the ice

The Imperial Ice Stars have brought ice-skating into a new era and to a new audience in Shanghai.  Read More

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

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