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I have traveled to Shanghai almost every year for the last ten years. She never stops to amaze me. The skyscrapers is obviously one reason. Yet other reasons, once you know the city and her people, are more interesting and personal.

Whether you are doing business or traveling in Shanghai, I hope Eyes on Shanghai can provide you with a unique perspective, to explore Shanghai and understand Shanghai.

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Shanghai's record breaking heat wave continues...
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Updated on 08/12/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.washingtonpost.com 40.8ºC, a new record for Shanghai. And almost every day for two months, temperature is above 35ºC.  

CHINESE POETRY SERIES - 诗 (Shi)
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Updated on 06/30/13 by KunfuPanda

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en.wikipedia.org Some basics: 诗(Shi) and Ci are two most popular forms of ancient Chinese poems. Let's introduce 诗 first. In short (there are exceptions), 诗 is composed of even number of lines, with a fixed number of characters for each line. The number can be four, five or seven.  

CHINESE POETRY SERIES: 鹊桥仙 BY 秦观
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Updated on 06/30/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.calstatela.edu Another classic. It's about a classic Chinese love couple - 牛郎 and 织女. Chinese Valentine's day - July 7th - originated from this story.  

Chinese Poetry Series: 木兰辞
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Updated on 03/16/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.chinapage.com If you are wondering what the movie Mulan is based on, it is based on this poem: The ballad of Mulan, by unknown author.  

A classic case of language barrier
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Updated on 03/16/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.guardian.co.uk First read the article. Done? Ready for this: you have just been misled. "Chinese people don't really understand what being vegetarian means."? You need to first make sure the people you talk to understand what you mean. Very classic case of language barrier. You can always mention Buddhist dishes, every Asian will understand you are a vegetarian.  

How to find a good nanny in Shanghai
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Updated on 03/16/13 by KunfuPanda

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jennyzhu.com Pretty good advice.  

Chinese Poetry Series: 相思 by 王维
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Updated on 03/09/13 by KunfuPanda

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learnthefunway.blogspot.com I heard you - you love love poems! So let's learn Chinese love poem 101 - 相思. It is such a simple poem with 20 characters, recited for a thousand years.  

Rolling in the deep - 古筝(Guzheng) version
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Updated on 03/09/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.youtube.com This rocks! Guzheng is a traditional Chinese instrument.  

Chinese Poetry Series: 游子吟 by 孟郊
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Updated on 02/25/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.myechinese.com This one is for Mom! No one can repay the love from Mom.  

CHINESE POETRY SERIES: 题都城南庄 by 崔护
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Updated on 02/25/13 by KunfuPanda

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www.italki.com The poet had a crush on a girl he just met. The poem made it the most beautiful crush, ever.