Qiao Zhengyue

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Nanjing Rd journey ends, another to begin - Art & Culture in China
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Nanjing Rd journey ends, another to begin

The Nanjing Road column was such a journey filled with architectural gems, historical stories and devoted spirits. The legend of Nanjing Road in this new era has just begun.
How Jing'an Temple evolved into an international cultural exchange of Buddhism - Art & Culture in China
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How Jing'an Temple evolved into an international cultural exchange of Buddhism

The old English name of Jing'an Temple was Bubbling Well Temple as there was a well bubbling in front of it. The well was filled up in the 1960s but the temple survives today.
The 20th century Shanghai foreign history shapers buried in Jing'an Park cemetery - Art & Culture in China
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The 20th century Shanghai foreign history shapers buried in Jing'an Park cemetery

Jing'an Park is a precious, pleasant oasis in the busy Jing'an Temple area. In the 19th century it was known as Bubbling Well Cemetery for foreigners in Shanghai.
Gonda captures a sense of time and space - Art & Culture in China
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Gonda captures a sense of time and space

Renowned for his pursuit of an ultramodern style, Karoly Gonda left a galaxy of signature works in Shanghai, including several buildings sprinkled along the Nanjing Road.
The Hungarian architect who painted last stroke on iconic Bund waterfront - Art & Culture in China
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The Hungarian architect who painted last stroke on iconic Bund waterfront

Laszlo Hudec was not the only European architect who drew fame in the early 20th century. A book celebrates another Hungarian architect, Karoly Gonda.
'Gateway to 100 pleasures' was at forefront of city's entertainment - Art & Culture in China
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'Gateway to 100 pleasures' was at forefront of city's entertainment

The Paramount Ballroom was one of four major theaters in old Shanghai. It was a Western-style architectural building but it was mainly invested in by a wealthy Chinese merchant.
Celebrated author's harmonious relationship with Art Deco building - Art & Culture in China
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Celebrated author's harmonious relationship with Art Deco building

Changde Apartments, a striking Art Deco building, will always be associated with celebrated author Eileen Chang (1920-95).
Fairy tale house provides happy ending for Shanghai children - Art & Culture in China
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Fairy tale house provides happy ending for Shanghai children

The "Marble Hall," Sir Elly Kadoorie's former residence was called "the most beautiful of all stately homes in Shanghai" in 1924.
Building preserves and reveals secrets of the Freemasons - Art & Culture in China
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Building preserves and reveals secrets of the Freemasons

It is rarely known that a former three-story Masonic Hall in neoclassical style still stands in downtown Shanghai. 
Pioneering publisher assassinated for anti-Japanese stance - Art & Culture in China
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Pioneering publisher assassinated for anti-Japanese stance

The Shi Liangcai Residence at 257 Tongren Road is a yellow-hued brick-and-wood structure topped by red tiles.
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