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Chinese Culture Specialist Internship
Published Friday, May 10

NAN SHUFANG would like to add another foreign intern to our team to assist in service to English-speaking guests.


  • Teaching/translating culture experience
  • Giving tours of Amanyangyun's historic buildings
  • Introducing classical Chinese furniture
  • Assisting with upkeep and service in private tea rooms

This is a great opportunity to perfect your Chinese, work in a peaceful setting surrounded by beautiful historic buildings, drink fantastic tea, and enjoy free culture classes.



  •  Fluent English and near-fluent Chinese is a must. Business is conducted entirely in Chinese and you will need to work with both English and Chinese-speaking guests
  • Interest in traditional Chinese culture, especially tea, but also incense, calligraphy, Guqin, etc. Familiarity with these things is a plus, but we can provide training for what you don't know
  • Able to work more than three days a week and work for more than three months
  • Willing to commute or relocate to Minhang District, Shanghai
  • A friendly smile, team spirit, and passion of learning
Internship / Parttime 2019-05-10 Shanghai Shanghai 200000 2019-06-07

In ancient China, the scholar’s studio was one’s refuge from the difficulties and concerns of daily life. It was a private place where one retreated alone or with close friends to quietly enjoy art, literature, music and tea. Even Emperors sought privacy and peace in such spaces, the most notable being the personal studio of Emperor Kangxi, known as “The South Study Room” – the inspiration for Nanmu Studio.

Like in ancient times, we still crave a space dedicated to inner cultivation – a place for the duties of the outside world to be balanced with the mind’s need for nourishment and rejuvenation. Building upon ancient wisdom, Nanmu Studio sees the tradition of the scholar’s studio as a way to provide much needed balance for the modern lifestyle.

The contents of the scholar’s studio were chosen carefully not only for their function but as a way to create an atmosphere that was elegant - as if in a fine painting. Furniture played a major role and its design could be appreciated for its intelligence and hidden meaning. scholar’s objects added beauty and function for various refined methods of practice and meditation.

Nanmu Studio is dedicated to crafting works that reflect the highest designs of the ming and qing dynasties. they are imbued with the same spirit as the originals and reside comfortably in the contemporary lifestyle and aesthetic.

Each item is crafted from precious and revered Nanmu wood. During the Ming and Qing Dynasties it was the chosen wood of the imperial families and used extensively in the construction of and decorative items for the Forbidden City in Beijing.

Each piece of nanmu wood is studied carefully and identified for use in the creation of the object that best displays it’s unique beauty.Inspired by classic Ming and Qing design, the production of these precious objects is guided by a craftsman’s skilled hands. These are not mass produced items; each is a unique piece and is produced at a pace determined by the individual craftsman to insure the utmost quality.

Nanmu Studio opens the door to traditional chinese culture ushering us into the “scholar’s studio”.

NANMU STUDIO - “Beauty Resides in TIME”

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