Pride of Place

Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was Shanghai. Once dubbed “the Paris of the East,” the city has evolved into a fusion of multiculturalism. Along the way, Shanghai has accumulated a repository of stories about the people and events that have shaped its history. Five areas of the city occupy pride of place in that journey: People’s Square, Jing’an Temple, Xujiahui, Lujiazui and Xintiandi. This series, a collaboration with Shanghai Local Chronicles Library, visits them all to follow in the footsteps of time.
Rome wasn’t built in a day. Neither was Shanghai. Once dubbed “the Paris of the East,” the city has evolved into a fusion of multiculturalism. Along the way, Shanghai has accumulated a repository of stories about the people and events that have shaped its history. Five areas of the city occupy pride of place in that journey: People’s Square, Jing’an Temple, Xujiahui, Lujiazui and Xintiandi. This series, a collaboration with Shanghai Local Chronicles Library, visits them all to follow in the footsteps of time.
Gothic cathedral stands as testament to community spirit and architectural pride - Art & Culture in China
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Gothic cathedral stands as testament to community spirit and architectural pride

Xujiahui Cathedral remains an iconic blend of East-West faith and architecture, a metaphorical tribute to life's unpredictable journey.
Enlightened education of orphans transformed China arts and craftsmanship - Art & Culture in China
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Enlightened education of orphans transformed China arts and craftsmanship

The Tushanwan Orphanage was a trailblazer in Shanghai’s embrace of advanced technologies in realms such as painting, printing and stained glass.
The legacy of an orphanage in modern education and skilled crafts - Art & Culture in China
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The legacy of an orphanage in modern education and skilled crafts

More than 2,500 orphans passed through the doors of Tushanwan Orphanage from 1864 to 1934. The enlightenment of the Jesuit founders is encapsulated in a museum.
From a scholar's legacy, East-meets-West culture creates a unique domain - Art & Culture in China
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From a scholar's legacy, East-meets-West culture creates a unique domain

The historical sub-district of Xujiahui owes its charm and vitality to the integration of Chinese tradition and Western influence.
Journey to the past: the compelling narrative of Shanghai History Museum - Art & Culture in China
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Journey to the past: the compelling narrative of Shanghai History Museum

The history of the city never fails to intrigue locals and visitors alike, and this museum offers a comprehensive guided tour.
Window to the city: the role of urban planning in molding modern Shanghai - Art & Culture in China
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Window to the city: the role of urban planning in molding modern Shanghai

The Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Center takes visitors on a tour of development evolution and its trajectory for the future.
The theater whose name says it all: grand in design, grand in reputation - Art & Culture in China
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The theater whose name says it all: grand in design, grand in reputation

Since its opening in 1998, the downtown landmark has thrilled audiences with illustrious performing arts.
Shanghai Museum: a jewel of cultural and historical splendor - Art & Culture in China
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Shanghai Museum: a jewel of cultural and historical splendor

A landmark building that captures the breadth, depth, soul and artistry of centuries of Chinese heritage.
Music to the ears: the theater that became 'hallowed ground' of opera - Art & Culture in China
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Music to the ears: the theater that became 'hallowed ground' of opera

Tianchan Stage near People’s Square was born out of an artistic rivalry in the early 1900s and went on to define artists and performances for decades.
Shanghai's first skyscraper symbolizes the city's rich architectural heritage - Art & Culture in China
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Shanghai's first skyscraper symbolizes the city's rich architectural heritage

The Park Hotel on People’s Square, designed by famed architect Laszlo Hudec in the 1930s, was more than just dazzling accommodation. It was a cultural hub.
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