Much of Shanghai’s history is hidden, with many astonishing buildings as the source of these stories. You may have seen the old shikumen houses, and you may have visited the phenomenal buildings on the Bund, but what our guide Lisa Zhu will introduce us to today is unlike anything else you have seen. It’s a building originally constructed as a dormitory for police officers who worked in the British Police Station. Then, it was converted into one of the most luxurious apartment complexes in Shanghai. Today, nearly 300 families are crammed into this space and it is a world unto itself. This buzzing structure was reputedly the inspiration behind Stephen Chow’s film Kung Fu Hustle.
Tuesday, April 10
10:15am Registration, 10:30am to 12pm
In front of metro line 12, Long Chang Road station, exit 3
Intersection of Chang Yang Rd. and Long Chang Rd.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org by April 7. Under Subject type “Forgotten World” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after April 7. The event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Beth Howder, WeChat ID: bethhowder.