Inside Art+ Shanghai
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Inside Art+ Shanghai

Ye Hongxing's exhibition uses murals and sculptures to challenge ideas of accumulation.

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The Shanghai Rolex Masters
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The Shanghai Rolex Masters

The Shanghai Rolex Masters tennis tournament drew crowds to watch the world's best players compete.

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Entering Another World in Kai Xuan Men Dasha
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Entering Another World in Kai Xuan Men Dasha

Sarah Tahir journeys to one of Shanghai's weirdest locations--the Shanghai Sex Market.

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Step Into Tim Burton’s World
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Step Into Tim Burton’s World

An army of dark, fantastic, and strange creatures have invaded Shanghai! Take a trip to Xintiandi to see Tim Burton's exhibition.

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Three Tips for Surviving Shanghai Disneyland
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Three Tips for Surviving Shanghai Disneyland

Mira Yoo gives great advice when it comes to visiting the much-anticipated Shanghai Disneyland.

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Reflections on “A Flourishing Void”
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Reflections on “A Flourishing Void”

As one of the most sought-after artists in China, Song Dong truly outdid himself in NYU Shanghai’s gallery space.

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在里面也在外面 (In and Out)
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在里面也在外面 (In and Out)

我正坐在十一月的湖边,合上欧洲历史选修的阅读,听宁静的雨落在湖中时涟漪的声音。渐渐暗下的天色像是一部旧电影里开场的画面,没有声音的哑剧,却充斥着感情。公园四周的城市建筑还没有亮起灯,高楼的顶层被轻薄的雾气吞噬,海市蜃楼般不真实如同从未存在过

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Taylor Swift Is Still Relevant
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Taylor Swift Is Still Relevant

I’m not exactly sure when it became “hip” to dislike Taylor Swift but I’ll come right out and say I own every piece of music she’s recorded since…

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American Apple Adventure
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American Apple Adventure

Apple is never America’s top fruit, but it is grown literally everywhere. That explains why autumn is always associated with these round, red things. For most Chinese, apples…

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Creating Beauty Out of Shanghai’s Pollution
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Creating Beauty Out of Shanghai’s Pollution

In the last few days, Shanghai has been trapped under a blanket of grey-brown murk that is usually just being referred to as ‘pollution’, but not many pay…

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Phantom of the Opera at Its Home on Broadway
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Phantom of the Opera at Its Home on Broadway

It’s almost the middle of November and I have been studying abroad in New York for over two months. I would like to share with my fellow schoolmates…

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15 Rooms: Reflection and Movement
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15 Rooms: Reflection and Movement

Curated by world renowned Klaus Biesenbach and Hans Ulrich Obrist, 15 Rooms is a live-art exhibition at Shanghai’s Long Museum on the West Bund. It features 15 performative…

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Riding to Theaters Near You
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Riding to Theaters Near You

The Bicycle Film Festival is a celebration of bicycles through film, art and music, and this weekend you will be able to become part of the movement in…

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你看,海的那边是日本
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你看,海的那边是日本

也不是一场说走就走的旅行,毕竟提前一个月就已经决定要去这个跟上海只隔着一道东海的国度。

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Celebrating the Cherries
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Celebrating the Cherries

The news of the Syrian refugees crossing the boundaries of East European countries, waiting in endless queues for a safer and better life, is continuously reported in the…

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朝鲜游记: Travelling in North Korea
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朝鲜游记: Travelling in North Korea

初到丹东,便可以逐渐感觉到一些朝鲜的气息,无论是朝鲜语的广告牌还是身着朝鲜族服装的妇女,亦或是佩戴朝鲜领导人胸章的朝鲜客商,都预示着我们离朝鲜原来越近,站在酒店的窗边便可以看到朝鲜的边境城市新义州,远眺江的对岸也有不少高楼,不过夜幕降临后的对岸更加寂静,零星灯火点缀的黑暗给人更加神秘的感觉。

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Swan Lake Comes to the Shanghai Grand Theatre
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Swan Lake Comes to the Shanghai Grand Theatre

Watching Swan Lake is a rite of passage for art lovers all around the world. The ballet tells the story of Odette, a beautiful princess who turns into…

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An Unforgettable Trek
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An Unforgettable Trek

In the jungle of northern Thailand, about 65 kilometers from the Burmese border, my friends and I humbly greeted our hosts in their tribal language with “taa blu,…

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Bringing the Rain Room to Shanghai
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Bringing the Rain Room to Shanghai

Walking into a huge, white-washed, renovated airplane hanger, the designated waiting space for Shanghai’s newest interactive art installation, I wasn’t sure what to expect from the “Rain Room”.”…

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Sprout is the New Kale
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Sprout is the New Kale

PSA: Put down your Sproutworks Kale-Cranberry healthy side dish and make way for bean sprouts. Apologies kale: you’re not the permanent superfood, at least not in China. While…

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Art(ist) Beautiful
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Art(ist) Beautiful

After a lot of ongoing hype about the current Yoko Ono retrospective at the MoMA in New York (through Sept. 7), I have been getting a lot of…

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Rise of the Negative Sock Puppet Masters
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Rise of the Negative Sock Puppet Masters

Chances are, as a member of NYU Shanghai, you have attempted to navigate Taobao in your past semesters. But if not, my non-Chinese friends describe Taobao as “a…

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The Saxophone Generation
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The Saxophone Generation

If you ask any Shanghai resident about the Yong’an Department Store on East Nanjing Road, they will tell you not to miss the man and his saxophone, who…

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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession
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Gallery Hopping: Former French Concession

M50 is not the only place you can find art in Shanghai. In fact, there are a lot of galleries in the Former French Concession.  Most of them…

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Music and Theatre: Spring 2015 Preview
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Music and Theatre: Spring 2015 Preview

Many of us will be somewhere else in the world next semester. For me, it’s going to be New York. Immediately after I was accepted to study abroad…

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Spring in Shanghai
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Spring in Shanghai

  As this cold winter fog lifts from the city, we want to suggest some worthwhile outdoor activities to engage in for the upcoming spring season. Once you’re…

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Shanghai Biennale Fails to Impress
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Shanghai Biennale Fails to Impress

Where’s the dislike button? For what’s supposedly the biggest arts event in the city with such a bold theme, Shanghai Biennale unfortunately fell short of expectations. The Biennale…

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Haircuts: A Spring Festival Taboo
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Haircuts: A Spring Festival Taboo

“Chinese New Year is coming! How about getting a new haircut? Start afresh and refreshed after a long year!” Sound good? These sorts of considerate advertisements are simply…

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Discovering Theaters and Music Halls in Shanghai
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Discovering Theaters and Music Halls in Shanghai

After 19 years of ignorance, I finally truly experienced the prosperous performing arts scene in Shanghai recently. Autumn is probably the busiest season for performing arts here, as…

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Sweet Love on Tian’ai Road
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Sweet Love on Tian’ai Road

There is a popular story amongst Shanghai’s elder generations. It describes a romantic encounter between a wealthy teenage girl and her servant. They met each other, and as…

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Out With the New and In With the Old: Shanghai’s Old City
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Out With the New and In With the Old: Shanghai’s Old City

To the east of the bustling commercial district of Xintiandi, lies Laoximen. If you are just stepping out of the Laoximen metro station where Line 8 and Line…

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Uncovering Shanghai’s Hidden Music Scene
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Uncovering Shanghai’s Hidden Music Scene

Take any underground music scene, and you will usually find that it is a mirror of some subculture in that location. In Shanghai, even though underground activity did…

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The Crab Invasion
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The Crab Invasion

In 2013, it was discovered that Chinese mitten crabs had spread throughout rivers in Germany. The crabs had caused losses of up to 80 million euros as they…

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Shanghai Urban Legends
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Shanghai Urban Legends

The Dragon Pillar of Yan’an Elevated Highway Shanghai has a comprehensive network of elevated highways. Chengdu Elevated Highway, which runs north-south, and Yan’an Elevated Highway, which runs east-west,…

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Breathe Walk Die
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Breathe Walk Die

“Breathe Walk Die” by Ugo Rondinone is showing at the Rockbund Art Museum until Jan. 4, 2015. Rondinone is a Swiss contemporary artist based in New York City.…

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Rise of the New Fashion Capital?
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Rise of the New Fashion Capital?

Just a season ago, Shanghai Fashion Week positioned itself as a player in the fashion world with its “local” fashion week, which was limited to the native couturiers…

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A Look Into The Artist Studio of Maya Kramer and Jin Shan
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A Look Into The Artist Studio of Maya Kramer and Jin Shan

Nestled in Hero Pen Factory, an electrifying collective of art studios, is the workspace of Maya Kramer and Jin Shan. The passage to their studio takes you up…

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The Vacant Streets of Shanghai
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The Vacant Streets of Shanghai

Advocating Street Vending (Part 2) I have been enjoying the convenience of buying from street vendors all my life. Nevertheless, despite my love for street markets, I rarely…

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Horror, Gore, Lights and More
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Horror, Gore, Lights and More

Fun Ways to Spend Halloween in Shanghai All Hallows Eve, or Halloween as we now know it, was traditionally believed to be the day when the veil between…

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Pimp My Taxi: London Taxis Take Shanghai
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Pimp My Taxi: London Taxis Take Shanghai

London taxis hit the streets of Shanghai last Saturday, and I was lucky enough to catch one on their first day running. Desperately searching for a taxi, I…

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Under the Same Roof: How to Live with Each Other
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Under the Same Roof: How to Live with Each Other

Being an NYU Shanghai student is a really cool thing. Words often fail me when I try to describe my life in NYU Shanghai, which I share with…

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Street Vendors in Exile
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Street Vendors in Exile

Advocating Street Vending (Part 1) Shanghai at night is a different place. If you go out around 11PM you are welcomed by a brave new world of fun,…

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A Temple of Atheists
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A Temple of Atheists

When I lived in Shanghai’s city center, it was a tradition for my family to visit Jing’an temple every New Year, together with my grandparents. Like what most…

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Events in Shanghai
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Events in Shanghai

October 6-12, 2014 2014 Eason Chan “Eason’s life” Tour Shanghai 2014陈奕迅Eason’s life演唱会上海站 19:30-22:00, Oct 11 Hongkou Stadium Metro Line 3 / 8 – Hongkou Stadium One of the…

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M50: A Glimpse into the Shanghai Art Scene
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M50: A Glimpse into the Shanghai Art Scene

Nestled just north of the Jing’an district is Shanghai’s contemporary art hub, M50.  Similar to Beijing’s 798 Art Zone, this art neighborhood promises visitors a sneak peek into…

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Guide to Qiujiang Road, Shanghai’s Largest Fake Market
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Guide to Qiujiang Road, Shanghai’s Largest Fake Market

Although the name “Qiujiang Road” (虬江路) may not ring a bell for many non-Shanghainese residing in Shanghai, it is one of the favorite spots among locals for budget…

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Shanghai Ferry Service: A Legend of Time
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Shanghai Ferry Service: A Legend of Time

“There are 3 jobs that young people are most reluctant to do: blacksmith, boater and tofu maker.” As a popular seventies saying went, Wang Jian, who was assigned…

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