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A Stroll Through Early Shanghai History

Finished Wed, Jan 30, 2019 , 10am
The Press (Hankou Lu)
309 Hankou Lu, near Shandong Lu


The walk explores the layers of early Shanghai buried in the People’s Square neighborhood, starting at “Barrier Road”, the 1850s-era western boundary of the British Settlement. Along the way are the former offices of the Shen Pao, Shanghai’s oldest modern-style Chinese-language newspaper; the Lester Hospital; a 19th-century businessman’s hotel; a 1920s movie theatre, and plenty of (rapidly disappearing) lane life. The tour ends at the Shanghai History Museum on People’s Square, for a look at some of the artefacts of this period. RSVP: 150rmb for members or 250rmb otherwise.