Residents in Qiaojia Road area bid farewell to chamber pots

Wang Rongjiang
A Shanghai Daily photographer documents Qiaojia Road residents' last days in this historic community before they are relocated. 
Wang Rongjiang

The latest battle to get rid of chamber pots begun in Huangpu District when 5,800 families living in Qiaojia Road area started to move to new homes last weekend.

Qiaojia Road is a small street in the city’s old town, once the center of Shanghai, covering 2 square kilometers. The road stretches for less than one kilometer. It was where Xu Guangqi (1562-1633), a scholar-bureaucrat of the Ming Dynasty, was born. His former residence is still in existence.

Painter Wang Yiting’s former residence is also on Qiaojia Road. In 1922, Wang welcomed Albert Einstein and his wife to the house.

Shanghai Daily photographer Wang Rongjiang documented the residents' last days in this historic community before they were relocated to new homes with better facilities. 

Residents in Qiaojia Road area bid farewell to chamber pots
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