Emma Leaning is from Manchester, England, and has lived in China since 2012. She qualified from Bournemouth University before studying at The British College of Journalism. Emma’s weekly column, “The Oyster Pail,” is an expat’s take on life in Shanghai. Expect candid dialogue and sincere reflection, set to the backdrop of this unique city. Emma encourages you to get in touch and welcomes your comments. Reach her at emma.leaning@shanghaidaily. com.
Chinese opera is rich in folklore, characters and distinctive costumes and make-up. Its long history has inspired artworks drawn from scenes and performers. This series will take a closer look at this unique genre through the works of Shanghai painter Zhu Gang.