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Whether you can or can't make it to a real dragon boat race, you and your kids can still make the most of the festival by getting your hands dirty with some arts, crafts and cooking. ...

For over 2,000 years, Dragon Boat Festival has been a traditional holiday celebrated annually in China. More traditionally known as Duanwu Festival, some legends claim that it commemorates an ancient Chinese poet, Qu Yuan [1], who consistently displayed love and devotion to his country through his work. However, during the Warring States period of the Zhou Dynasty, he was exiled and, rather than seeing his country invaded and conquered, chose to drown himself in the Miluo river. Local ...

Shanghai has been a buzz with the world premier of the fifth instalment of /Pirates of/ /The Carib...

Ok, so maybe we embellished a bit on that sub headline. But we did get one of the very few coveted...

Each month, the editors at /Shanghai Family /visit a variety of schools, interviewing the students about a range of subjects. This April we headed over to The Shanghai Community International School (SCIS) Pudong to interview the female cast of their James and the Giant Peach production.  The girls told us about why they like being on stage, why they are fit for the character they play, ho...

/Photo courtesy of westbundshanghai.com [1]/   Quickly becoming a world-class arts and culture hub, the West Bund is a great place to explore some of the city's best galleries and museums. Just h...

Unfortunately, for most foreigners, learning Chinese is just not something we can do on our own. There's the tones, the idioms, and the fact that Google translate (or even Bing) doesn't really work that well. We need help. Luckily, there are eight great options to choose from.   ...

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