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ART & CULTURE

/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 hop on the metro (line 11) and get off at Yunjin Road Station. Take exit 6, walk for about 5 minutes, and you'll find yourself in a very different world than The Bund's eastern counterpart. Be sure to check out these five hot spots:   ...

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.   ...

In celebration of more than 40 years as the world's best selling puzzle toy, the internationally-acclaimed exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" is now at the Shanghai Global Harbor museum, through February 2017. The inventor himself, Ernő Rubik, came to the opening, stating, "There is so much more to the cube than the thought of it just being a toy." And after checking out the exhibition, we ...

Although not widely known by expats, Guangzhou has a proud artistic heritage. Home to the Lingnan form of Chinese painting, GZ has played a large part in the evolution of Chinese art. Nowadays, though, China is looking to find the next 'Chinese style' as it moves into modernity. And after more ...

The weather is quickly changing, and if you're anything like we are, that means outdoor soccer matches and picnics will soon be replaced with cuddle time on the couch. But we have to fight the urge to spend our weekends watching movies (at least not the whole time), and remember why Shanghai is such a great place to live--even when it's cold. So get out your calendars and start planning some museum outings with the fam.    ...

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