With a cosmopolitan population from all corners of the world, it should be no surprise that Old Shanghai had places of worship that catered to the followers of dozens of religions. Who were the men and women of the cloth who founded them? Which of these temples, mosques and churches still survive? What is the state of play with respect to religious organizations in China today? These and many more questions will be addressed by your guide Patrick Cranley, president of Historic Shanghai and a Shanghai resident for 20 years. This is mostly a bus tour, with several stops to visit places of worship. Those who wish may choose to have a Shanghainese lunch on their own account at our last stop, “Ye Olde Station.”
Tuesday, October 10
8:30am Registration, 9am to 12pm
150 Hubin Lu, near Jinan Lu
(metro line 1 to South Huangpi Lu)
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by October 7, under subject type “Sacred Shanghai” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after October 7. SEA coordinator is Jennifer Schmidt, mobile: 156-9217-9207.