1991 Shanghai

Photos are a tangible link to the past. Wu Liqiang trained his lens on the city and its residents in 1991, a momentous year, which in his eyes serves as a symbolic link between China’s past and future. Shanghai Daily is pleased to publish some of Wu’s photos and accompanying stories on a biweekly basis.
Photos are a tangible link to the past. Wu Liqiang trained his lens on the city and its residents in 1991, a momentous year, which in his eyes serves as a symbolic link between China’s past and future. Shanghai Daily is pleased to publish some of Wu’s photos and accompanying stories on a biweekly basis.
A time capsule to Shanghai of yesteryear - Lifestyle in China
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A time capsule to Shanghai of yesteryear

Through a photographer's lens, a look back at how very different the Shanghai night was three decades ago and how far the city has come since.
Lovebirds of yesteryear and their limited options - Lifestyle in China
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Lovebirds of yesteryear and their limited options

It's not hard to find couples posing in Western outfits having their pre-wedding photos taken on the Bund. The city landmark has always been young lovers' first choice for dating.
Complex central to city's post-war history - Lifestyle in China
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Complex central to city's post-war history

Traced back to 1945, a department store near the Bund once sold rejects and disposed goods, and was also a popular place to get things repaired.
Bird and flower market remains nostalgic memory for many - Lifestyle in China
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Bird and flower market remains nostalgic memory for many

Jiangyin Road in Huangpu District used to be famous for its outdoor flower and bird market, one of the first of its kind in Shanghai. It is a delightful memory for many locals.
Revisiting Shanghai's past: luxury accommodations a century ago - Lifestyle in China
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Revisiting Shanghai's past: luxury accommodations a century ago

A housing exchange market, where citizens swapped homes without the transfer of money, was organized in the open space in front of Blackstone Apartments in Xuhui District.
The city's luxury apparel haven 30 years ago - Lifestyle in China
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The city's luxury apparel haven 30 years ago

In today's place of Starbucks Reserve Roastery on Nanjing Road W. was a department store called Kai Kai, which mainly sold sweaters.
A walk to the past: Shanghai Friendship Store - Lifestyle in China
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A walk to the past: Shanghai Friendship Store

The Peninsula Shanghai hotel sits on the site of Shanghai Friendship Store, which sold exclusively to foreigners.
Shanghai history comes alive in photos - Lifestyle in China
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Shanghai history comes alive in photos

Shanghai native Wu Liqiang has been an avid photographer for over three decades, during which he has captured fascinating scenes during the early years of China's modernization.
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