Qiao Zhengyue

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Art & Culture

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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A world of entertainment is revived

The curtain is up again on a century-old amusement center the architect involved in its restoration remembers going to as a child
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Shanghai's 1931 YMCA marked China's architectural renaissance

The Chinese YMCA Building is seen as the start of a modern Chinese architectural movement merging traditional Chinese and modern Western styles.
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Entertaining audiences in classic style

A 1930s cinema that is now today's cultural landmark, Shanghai Concert Hall is a rare surviving example of a Western classic building designed by Chinese architects.
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A new era for Shanghai Race Club building

The new Shanghai History Museum will display 1,000 exhibits telling the history of Shanghai. The largest exhibit, according to architect Tang Yu'en, is the building itself. 
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Surviving the regeneration of Nanjing Road

Looking forward to the opening of the Shanghai History Museum, Michelle Qiao continues her exploration of the history of one of the city's most historic thoroughfares. 
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The Sun: the show window of China

The Sun, which opened in 1936, is the last of the four big Chinese-owned department stores on popular Nanjing Road E. 
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Heading west: tracking the arrow of Shanghai

The first part of the journey focusing on the former Park Lane, today's Nanjing Road E. (from the Bund to Xizang Road) ends at The Sun building.
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Sun Sun Co profited from novel, fresh ideas

Sun Sun Co, the third of the four big Chinese department stores on Nanjing Road, thrived on innovative ideas, including a glass radio station. 
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