Until 100 years ago, Shanghai ’s “Chinese City” was protected by a stone-and-earth wall and a moat, both since removed to make room for modern transportation. Little of the bustling old city remains, replaced by the gleaming skyscrapers that now dominate the city’s skyline. This walk is your chance to experience one of the last living neighborhoods within the “Old City,” to appreciate the unique charm of its late-19th and early-20th century lane homes, and to witness the demise of a nearby neighborhood in its final days. Your guide Patrick Cranley, president of Historic Shanghai, will facilitate discussion with residents about their attitudes regarding the old town’s transformation and what it means for their own families.
Monday, October 22
10:15am Registration, 10:30am to 12:30pm
Renaissance Shanghai Yu Garden Hotel (Lobby)
159 Henan Road (S)
(metro line 10 to Yuyuan Garden station, exit 1 or 3)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18. Under Subject type “Old City” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after October 18. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Anja Beer, mobile: 156-1878-9102.