Shanghai Story: Traditions and Modernity: 26 April 2pm

Join us on Wed 26th April at 2pm when we host a high profile cultural delegation from Shanghai who will present two very different aspects of Chinese culture.

Our first speaker, Shi Dawai will consider the tradition and evolution of Chinese painting arts over the centuries and the vision for its future development.

Our second speaker Wang Liping will reflect on societal norms exemplified today by young Chinese people to modern life, conflicts of ideas and concepts, passion and love – topics which form the basis of a prize-winning TV series she has written.


Current President of Shanghai Chinese Painting Academy and former president of the China Arts Museum, Mr Shi Dawai is one of the most important masters of Chinese painting in Shanghai. In addition to his many cultural posts such as vice Chair of the China Artist Association and chairmanship of Shanghai Federation of Literary and Art Circles, he is also a member of the CPPCC (the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference) National Committee.

Mme. Wang Liping is a member of the CPPCC Shanghai Committee and a playwright of the Shanghai Film Group. She is also a hugely successful and prolific screenwriter who over the last two decades has developed some of the most popular series on Chinese TV, winning awards both at home and abroad.  She also holds a number of high level posts in the industry including VIce President of the Shanghai Television Art Association.

Programme for the Afternoon- please note this event will be in Chinese with translation

13.30: Registration over tea & coffee
14.00: Welcome and opening remarks
14.15: The Traditions and Innovations of the Chinese Painting Art from Mr Shi Dawei
14.35: The Love of the Young Chinese in TV Series from Mme Wang Liping
15.00: Q & A session
15.30: Programme Ends
This visit has been organised by the Foreign Affairs Division of the General Office of the CPPCC Shanghai Committee.

Venue:  St Leonard’s Hall, Pollock Halls, 18 Holyrood Park Road, EH16 5AY

If you would like to attend please book via this link.