“Making It in Shanghai” focuses on people who have found success and made a significant cultural impact in Shanghai. "Steps of courage lead to places of confidence." - Redic When people talk of “making it” they are usually referring to becoming successful in their chosen discipline. In the world of music and performing success can be relative, so for some it’s just being on stage doing what they love, and for ...

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On Sunday, August 28th Song Dong and students from NYU Shanghai welcomed guests to the opening of the Beijing artist’s Eating The City exhibition in Shanghai, an event that was co-organised by NYU Shanghai Art Gallery. Eating the City is an installation that resembles a scale model of a city, but instead of being constructed with balsa wood and foam board, it’s made with crackers, cookies, candies and ...

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Pyroglyphix are a rock rap band whose music combines elements of electronic and hip hop. In March 2014 the band were named 'Suzhou's Best Band' at the City Weekend Suzhou Reader's Choice Awards. The band released its first EP, Remedy, last year. This spring has seen them take in a number of dates around eastern China including Changzhou, Wuhan and Shanghai. This weekend they will play in Nanjing. Hailing from ...

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My American friend Brian Vier has been asking to join my cricket team for ages. As we play on Sunday morning he never seems to make it. But that doesn’t stop him thinking he’ll turn up and be the best. You see, he already plays baseball and thinks that he’ll master cricket pretty quickly. That may well be true but the one problem is the different rules he has to learn, or laws as they are called in cricket. So, ...

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Remember that you are an Englishman, and have consequently won first place in the lottery of lifeCecil Rhodes So the story goes, Cecil Rhodes marched into an area of southern Africa and planted a British flag into the ground: “And I shall call this land Rhodesia!” Although not strictly true it’s makes for a good story. The quote above about being an Englishman seems to be evidence of the man’s attitude in ...

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The 10th anniversary of the Chinese Super League ended in triumph for Chinese football as a whole as Guangzhou Evergrande became champions of Asia, but what of the league in general? The league was mired in controversy at the start of the season because of the long running match fixing scandal that has dogged Chinese football. The Chinese Football Association concluded a three-year-long drive to clean up the sport in ...

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