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The prosperous East-meets-West Pei Villa - Art & Culture in China
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The prosperous East-meets-West Pei Villa

Nestled in downtown Shanghai, the Pei Villa is a special garden house. It's modern with an elevator and also decorated with a lot of traditional Chinese elements.
Legend of Henry Lester's Medical Institute - Art & Culture in China
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Legend of Henry Lester's Medical Institute

Founded in 1932, the Henry Lester Institute of Medical Research is a three-story building in modern style and located in downtown Shanghai.
The Green House: the 'most luxurious residence in the Far East' - Art & Culture in China
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The Green House: the 'most luxurious residence in the Far East'

In 1936, architect Laszlo Hudec designed a modern-style villa for Chinese tycoon D. V. Woo, known as "The Green House."
Normandie Apartments: More than an Internet sensation - Art & Culture in China
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Normandie Apartments: More than an Internet sensation

A signature work by architect Laszlo Hudec, Normandie Apartments is often referred to as the "little Flatiron" in reference to the famous New York skyscraper which it resembles.
Edition Hotel: Powerful design and classic restoration make history accessible to all - Art & Culture in China
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Edition Hotel: Powerful design and classic restoration make history accessible to all

The Edition Hotel on Nanjing Road was renovated from two historic buildings: the 1930s Shanghai Power Company Building and the 1980s East China Electrical Power Building.
A sparkling past and a bright future: basking in the glow of The Central - Travel in China
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A sparkling past and a bright future: basking in the glow of The Central

In the summer of 2021, the glass dome above The Central was finally lit. Michelle Qiao guides her audience in exploring this 1930s arcade and its recent makeover.
Time well spent: The revitalization of a Bund icon - Travel in China
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Time well spent: The revitalization of a Bund icon

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel is an amazing case of revitalizing a historic building into an innovative art space.
Near neighbors: The rich history and close residents of Ci'anli Building - Travel in China
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Near neighbors: The rich history and close residents of Ci'anli Building

In the 2nd episode of Qiao Shanghai, Michelle Qiao visits two homes in Ci'anli Building. Both boast amazing views of Nanjing Road.
Shanghai's Peace Hotel: Where the modern era starts - Travel in China
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Shanghai's Peace Hotel: Where the modern era starts

Michelle Qiao, author of "Shanghai Nanjing Road," will guide you to explore a unique Shanghai through reading its architectures with her new series: Qiao Shanghai.
Pandemic fight at forefront of institute as history rhymes with itself - Art & Culture in China
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Pandemic fight at forefront of institute as history rhymes with itself

Mark Twain once said, "History never repeats itself but it rhymes." His epigram is never more fitting when applied to the historic medical center situated at 207 Ruijin No. 2 Road.
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