In Focus

  • Each semester, distinguished poets, fiction and non-fiction writers and translators from around the world take part in the Literary Reading Series at NYU Shanghai. NYU global student, João Thomaz Londres, interviewed the writers in a series titled BackLit. Much in the spirit of the poet Rainer Maria Rilke and his Letters to a Young Poet, these interviews serve as motivation and inspiration for...

  • Wu-Wei Chen is a practitioner in digital heritage imaging and narration.Here, he explains how the latest digital technologies are helping researchers not only to preserve cultural artifacts, but also increase our understanding and awareness of cultural heritage.

  • Why is China so in love with the Travel Frog game? We asked Professor Xi Lin, lecturer on global media discourse at NYU Shanghai.

  • Director of Global Awards Anna Kendrick shares advice for students considering postgraduate studies.

  • True to NYU Shanghai tradition, the semester isn’t over until the last Interactive Media Arts project sings – or dances, or glows, or envelops you in a virtual world. The two hour end of semester exhibition on December 15 was no exception. Students showed off their creativity and technical skills acquired over the semester, in classes ranging from New Interfaces in Musical Expression and...

  • Since 2015, the NYU Alumni Executive Mentorship program has paired dozens of NYU Shanghai students with NYU alumni working in Asia. The program helps students explore professional pathways, while mentors also enjoy the energy and perspectives our students bring. Here, three mentors and their students share their stories, and how it changed their career paths.

  • “I have always imagined that Paradise will be a kind of library.”  - Jorge Luis Borges

     

    Since its establishment at East China Normal University in 2013, the NYU Shanghai Library has been providing faculty, students and staff with a full range of reference services, including electronic resources, global delivery, citation inquiry and instruction. ...

  • “If you want to understand China and Shanghai, you have to read fiction,” says Lena Scheen, professor of Global China Studies and author of the monograph Shanghai Literary Imaginings: A City in Transformation. “Fiction can teach us a lot about society, culture and the person who wrote it, which you won’t find in an academic text.”

    Professor Scheen’s course, Shanghai...

  • Despite the rapid growth of China’s economy, the Shanghai Stock Market has had a roller coaster ride since its launch in 1990. With investors often lacking information about the market’s risks, understanding the dynamics that feed its fluctuations has become a key area of financial research. Find out how the Volatility Institute at NYU Shanghai is leading the way in providing expert...

  • With a population of 24 million, Shanghai is one of the biggest cities in the world--and is still growing. A further four million people are projected to live in the city by 2025, according to China's State Council, making it also one of the world’s fastest growing cities.
    Shanghai’s rapid modernization continues to transform how its millions of residents interact, travel, work and live...

  • Gus Xia is a computer science expert and assistant professor at NYU Shanghai; he is also a professional musician. Professor Xia--who has performed as the prime soloist of the Chinese Music Institute in Peking University, and a soloist with the Pitt Carpathian Ensemble in Pittsburgh--is using his passion for music to expand our understanding of the dynamics between humans and machines. He tells...

  • Professor Michael Naimark has been researching VR technology for 30 years and was Google’s first-ever Resident Artist when the tech giant launched its Virtual Reality Division in 2015. This semester, he brings his experience to NYU Shanghai. 

  • Barbara Edelstein has been proudly dubbed a “daughter-in-law” of Shanghai for her contributions to the city’s flourishing art scene. Now, the NYU Shanghai art professor’s story has been featured in a new volume of Americans in...

  • When NYU Shanghai’s dance program opened in the spring of 2016, the majority of students in Professor Aly Rose’s Dance and Choreography & Performance classes enrolled with no previous movement experience. A semester later, they were performing in some of Shanghai’s leading art venues.

     

  • Inspired by a course in Global Modernism she took in her freshman year, Haitian Ma ‘20 spent her summer intensively studying philosophy, literature and farming in a self-governing community in rural North Carolina, USA.  Despite the prospect of eight weeks living in isolation without the trappings of modern life--including her mobile phone--the rising sophomore from Suzhou, China embraced the...