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Showing off Shanghai: 6 Restaurants to Impress Out-of-Town Clients

When you need to wine and dine an important client in Shanghai, choosing the right restaurant or bar is key. From stunning rooftop views to authentic soup dumplings, here are our favorite spots to entertain out-of-town clients in the Pearl of the Orient. Read more>>

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This Moment in Moganshan: M50 in the Year 2011 HOT

In Shanghai – reborn and reborn again as months go by – M50 surges further forward in its role as nucleus of the city’s art world, despite or with thanks to an accompanying commercial identity. A combination of factors sets this mazelike complex of ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Life: Beyond the Two Year Slump HOT

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While it’s never easy adjusting to a brand new culture and way of life when moving to China, some milestones are easier than others. Many people struggle their first year in Shanghai, but find that the excitement and newness of everything more than makes ...... Read More>>

Center Stage: Shanghai’s Best Theatre Troupes HOT

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It's no secret that Shanghai has a gluttonous amount of artistic venues full of song, art and acting. It is a talented city, full of budding thespians and aspiring artists. But with all the different artistic organizations competing for audiences and ticket ...... Read More>>

Cooking up a Storm: Shanghai’s Six Best Cooking Classes HOT

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Although Shanghai’s dining scene can be somewhat hit and miss, it really is a foodie’s haven, with most international cuisines represented, and every budget catered for. But if you’ve sampled everything the city has to offer your palate and yearn for ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Film Buffs’ Guide to Screenings and Clubs HOT

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In addition to its gluttony of dive bars and dance clubs, Shanghai is actually a great place for more cultured endeavors. Whether it’s literature, art, theatre, or film, you can find it all here, along with a like-minded group of people with whom to share ...... Read More>>

10 Must-Read Shanghai-Based Memoirs HOT

Shanghai is a funny place. It can mean one thing for one person, and something entirely different for another – which may explain why so many people have written and published books about their personal experiences here. Shanghai’s varied, and at times ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Guide to Cultural Groups HOT

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If your life in Shanghai consists of working all week, partying on weekends, and spending the rest of your free time nursing a hangover or catching up on sleep, you probably don’t think you have time for anything else. But our city has a huge cultural and ...... Read More>>

Where the Magic Happens: A Quick Guide to Shanghai’s Arts Venues HOT

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Shanghai is a city rich in culture. Whether you prefer visual, auditory, or performance art, you can find it in spades here – and usually without too much of a commute. The art community in Shanghai is largely dedicated to the promotion and spread of ...... Read More>>

Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Shanghai HOT

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With this freakish weather (Having to wear a coat in April? Seriously?), you never know when a rainy day is going to come and obliterate a perfectly pleasant sunny afternoon. The more prepared you are to stave off a boring rainy day, the better. So here are ...... Read More>>

Shanghai’s 10 Most Unusual Museums HOT

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Shanghai isn’t a city you’d usually associate with an abundance of museums. Sure, everyone has heard of the Shanghai Museum, the MoCA, and the Urban Planning Hall, but thanks to the municipal government’s promise that there’ll be 100 new museums for ...... Read More>>

Shanghai Grand Cinema: Home of the Art House Scene HOT

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China is a hard place in which to have an independent art house scene. With only 20 foreign films allowed in theatres per year, a lot of truly artistic films are relegated to the shelves of your local DVD store. There is, however, a growing movement to ...... Read More>>

'Hai Art: A Guide to Shanghai's Galleries HOT

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Shanghai’s art scene is thriving, with up-and-coming artists showcasing their work right alongside more established ones. In a city as cosmopolitan as this one, you’d expect Shanghai to push the envelope and be on the cutting edge of modern art. This is ...... Read More>>

City Cinema: 10 Shanghai Movies HOT

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Whenever a movie is set in the town or city in which you live, there’s bound to be controversy among the residents. Did they accurately portray the population? Did they make the city look too clean/dirty/crazy/boring? While it’s impossible to capture on ...... Read More>>

From Art to Animals (and Insects): Shanghai's Best Museums HOT

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Whether you’re a tourist to Shanghai or a resident there’s no escaping the lure of Shanghai’s museums. If you’re the sort of person who thinks museums are just for geeks/bores/pensioners, think again, and give Shanghai’s a chance. Here is a selection of...... Read More>>

Top 10 Shanghai Blogs HOT

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One of the best ways of connecting with an unfamiliar city is reading what other people have to say about it. Of course, if you’re living in Shanghai but can’t read Mandarin you’d think that might be a problem. Fortunately, there are plenty of ...... Read More>>

Seven Days, One Week: Things to do in Shanghai HOT

Shanghai is, without a doubt, a 24 hour city. There’s always something going on, be it a night market, a dawn t’ai chi session, an all night booze-up or a live jazz evening. And it’s not just the weekends when the fun happens. It’s possible to keep busy ...... Read More>>

Put that Drink Down: Alternative Activities in Shanghai HOT

If you’ve just moved to Shanghai, you might be a bit overwhelmed by all the advertisements for “singles” – singles nights, singles bars, guides on how to hook up when you’re single… But what if you’re not? What is there to do in Shanghai when you’re ...... Read More>>

Where to Buy Books in Shanghai HOT

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If you’re a bit of a bookworm, the chances are that you’ll be looking for places to buy English or other foreign (i.e. not Chinese) literature in Shanghai. Well, you’re in luck. As well as a slew of high street bookshops, our city has a treasure trove of ...... Read More>>

M50 Creative Park: Putting culture back into Shanghai HOT

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The next time someone gleefully tells you that ‘there’s no culture to be found in Shanghai’, maybe you can redirect them to this article, and the fact that Shanghai’s modern art scene is alive, kicking and full of more culture than you, or any Beijing ...... Read More>>

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