Qiao Zhengyue

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Art & Culture

Apartment block a writer's haven and home to a murder mystery

Changjiang Apartments sits on a prominent location behind the Park Hotel at People's Square.
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Building for young foreigners became a cradle of world champions

The former Foreign YMCA building opened in the summer of 1928 opposite Shanghai Race Course, today's People Square.
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Wild idea proves a fine investment

The China United Assurance building designed by American architect Elliott Hazzard was built in 1926 on a site that many regarded as in the wrong place.
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How a joke became an exhibition

After Professor Tong Ming visited Pennsylvania University in 2015, he was determined to find out more about Chinese architects, including his grandfather who had studied there.
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Birthplace of China's national anthem

Huangpu Theater, a modern design with Chinese elements, was the product of Chinese architects who had studied in the United States. 
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Witness to police history in Shanghai

A red-brick building on the Shanghai Business & Tourism School campus used to house police officers responsible for maintaining social order before 1949.
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Cultural experience in a metropolis

The Yangsze Hotel at the corner of Hankou and Yunnan roads in Shanghai was unique in 1933, being invested, designed, constructed and managed all by Chinese
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The grand hotel that became a palace for workers

Social changes in China saw two different uses for one of Shanghai's iconic constructions.
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East meets West in the utmost pursuit of knowledge

Two statues and a surviving section of old school building tell an extraordinary story of the teaching of Western sciences in China.
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'It looked like an aging warehouse'

Challenging project to restore the Great World entertainment center took 10 years to complete.
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