Wukang Road Exploration


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Join us for a walking tour of architecture, history, and culture. In 1897, an American, Route Ferguson, who was the English teacher of Nanyang Public School, built a road so his colleagues and students could easily get to school. It was named Ferguson Road and, later in the 1930s, renamed Wukang Road. It is only 1.17 km long, but each house and its details tell interesting stories and reveal colorful history. Many political leaders, elites, merchants, and celebrities once lived here, including—but not limited to—Huangxing, a revolutionary who co-founded the Republic of China; Mo Shangqing, nicknamed the “Silk King”; and Bajin, a master in Chinese literature. We will also visit the former residence of Soong Ching Ling and the Normandie Apartments designed by Hudec, the famous Hungarian architect.

Date:
Tuesday, October 24

Time:
10am Registration, 10:15am to 12pm

Meet:
Outside of the Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling
1843 Middle Huaihai Lu
(metro lines 10 or 11 to Jiao Tong University, exit 1)
淮海中路1843号宋庆龄故居

Cost:
RMB 250

Please email events@seashanghai.org by October 21, under subject type “Wukang Road” and include your membership number, mobile phone number, and WeChat ID. SEA cancellation policy applies after October 21. Event costs need to be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Christa Douglass, mobile: 155-0219-4331.