For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port location and economic potential. The city was one of five forced open to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession. The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was reoriented to focus on socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.
Shanghai is a computerized version of mahjong solitaire. After winning a game, the tiles reveal the three-dimensional blinking eye of a dragon behind the game screen. The Macintosh and Sega Master System version shows an animated dragon spitting fire.
Shanghai was programmed by Brodie Lockard.
Shanghai was successful, selling more than 500,000 copies by 1991.Computer Gaming World in December 1986 published varying opinions. One stated, "I couldn't believe [Activision] had wasted their resources on putting it out", while another called it "probably the best game of the year".Compute! reviewed the game favorably, reporting that "our Shanghai mania is of such proportions that I am beginning to fear for our health". In 1988, Dragon gave the game 5 out of 5 stars, and also gave the Atari Lynx version 5 stars later in 1992.IGN gave the Atari Lynx game a 10/10 review score.
In December 1941, just before the entry of the United States into World War II, an American agent from the Naval Intelligence Office (Cusack) arrives in Shanghai to find his friend Conner (Jeffrey Dean Morgan) was recently murdered. Determined to find out who killed Conner and why, he begins working at the Herald using the alias Paul Soames, a Nazi-sympathizer cover he used while stationed in Berlin. He meets Anthony Lan-Ting (Chow Yun-Fat) an influential crime lord and Captain Tanaka (Ken Watanabe) at the German embassy in Shanghai, during an invitation only event. He later befriends Anthony when he saves him during an attack on Japanese officers by the Chinese Resistance at a night club.
Paul realizes that it was Anthony's wife, Anna (Gong Li) who actually organized the attack and is the leader of the resistance. He then decides to help her pass on messages. After finally meeting up with Conner's contact in the Japanese Consulate, Paul finds out that Conner had an affair with a Japanese girl named Sumiko (Rinko Kikuchi) and after searching her place, Paul uncovers numerous photos, which Conner took, in a darkroom nearby. Some of the photos include Captain Tanaka, other Japanese officers and the aircraft carrier Kaga.
Finalists of prestigious violin competition perform personal interpretations of Grammy-nominated Chinese composer's latest concerto in a series of online concerts, Zhang Kun reports in Shanghai... The inspiration for Night Tour came from an evening trip he made a few years ago from Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, to Shanghai.
After months of COVID-19 concert cancellations, symphony orchestras are ready to again follow the conductor's baton this summer. On Friday night, an audience packed the BeijingConcertHall, one of the most popular venues for classical music fans ... This was the first concert of the orchestra that performed under the guidance of conductor Fan Tao.
As this year is the 25th anniversary of Hong Kong’s return to the motherland, the two concerts are dedicated to this special occasion ... On July 30, the piece was premiered by ShanghaiSymphony Orchestra under the baton of young conductor Sun Yifan as the closing concert of the city’s 2022 Music in the Summer Air festival.
The ShanghaiSymphony Orchestra perform at the Music in the Summer Air concert in Shanghai.Photo... The musical interpretation of the masterpiece A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountainsdebuted in Shanghai as the closing performance of the Music in the Summer Air concert by the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra on Sunday.
On Saturday, Zhao's symphonic poem, titled A Thousand Li of Rivers and Mountains, will have its world premiere in Shanghai. The Shanghai Symphony Orchestra will perform under the baton of conductor Sun Yifan in the closing concert of the city's 2022 Music in the Summer Air festival. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the concert will be streamed online.
Music in the Summer Air, an annual festival featuring cross-genre music in Shanghai, opened with an online concert on July 20 ... The four concerts held in the Shanghai Symphony Hall will be capped at 50 percent the maximum capacity, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra ...
While sweeping restrictions that shuttered restaurants and other businesses have been lifted in major cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, countless bars, karaoke joints, nightclubs and concert venues across the country are still waiting to emerge from restrictions introduced months earlier in the year.
The festival will consist of 43 concerts and activities and run till July 30. The opening concert, conducted by maestro Yu Long, music director of ShanghaiSymphony Orchestra, will be the first live concert at the Shanghai Symphony Hall in three months.