Shanghai

What is Shanghai known for?


prominent business

the Huangpu River, Pudong New Area includes Lujiazui, the financial center of Shanghai as well as China, and has been undergoing rapid development since its formation in 1992. In April 2009 Nanhui District was merged into Pudong. Chinese Shanghai Statistical Yearbook 2010 Other prominent business and shopping areas include Xujiahui in Xuhui District


successful defense

, 1937 place Zhabei (Zhabei District), Shanghai, China result Chinese withdrawal The successful defense of the warehouse provided a morale-lifting consolation to the Chinese army and people in the demoralizing aftermath of the Japanese invasion of Shanghai. The warehouse's location just across the Suzhou Creek from the foreign concessions (concessions in China) in Shanghai meant the battle took place in full view of the western powers (Western world). '''Shanghai Community International School''' (SCIS) is a preschool to grade 12 international school located in Shanghai, China. Established in 1996, SCIS integrates an international and U.S. curriculum at four campuses around Shanghai. The school’s mission is to provide students with the opportunities to pursue academic and personal excellence in nurturing, international community environments. type Private (Private school) address 350 Gao Guang Lu, 201702 Shanghai, P.R. China established 1995 The '''French School of Shanghai''' (French: ''Lycée Français de Shanghai'') is a private, international school in Shanghai, China. Students range from 3 to 18 years of age. Students must be of French nationality or already have been taught under the French system. It forms part of the international network of French schools managed by the French government through the Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger (Agency for French Teaching Abroad), a national administrative body. '''Shanghai Singapore International School''' is a K-12 private (private school), international school founded in 1996 in Shanghai, China.


range battle

''Dorsey'' arrived at Cavite, Philippine Islands, 24 August 1921, and served in experimental submarine practice and long-range battle and torpedo practice. On 3 June 1922, she sailed from Manila to call at Shanghai and Chefoo, China, Nagasaki (Nagasaki, Nagasaki), Japan, and Pearl Harbor on her passage to San Francisco where she arrived 2 October. She was placed out of commission at San Diego 9 March 1923. On 7 April, she changed course in an attempt


depicting life

;March 27, 1981) was the pen name of '''Shen Dehong''' ('''Shen Yanbing'''), a 20th century Chinese (China) novelist, cultural critic, and journalist (journalism). He was also the Minister of Culture of China from 1949 to 1965. He is currently renowned as one of the best realist novelists in the history of modern China. His most famous works are ''Midnight (Ziye)'', a grand novel depicting life in cosmopolitan Shanghai, and ''Spring Silkworms''. He also wrote many short


political stories

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traditional stories

;Lent" In 1916 Caobao (Caobao Road (Shanghai Metro)) newspapers bound the pictures to attract a larger audience base of middle and lower class readers. The rise of Lianhuanhua's popularity was proportional to the rise of lithographic printing introduced to Shanghai from the West. Shanghai comics journals in the 1920s featured more artwork, typically depicting traditional stories along the lines of Chinese mythology or Chinese folklore. Small publishers in the 20s and 30s were mostly located on a street called Beigongyili in the Zhabei district. In 1935 street book stall owners and publishers established the "Shanghai Lianhuan Tuhua Promotion Society" at Taoyuanli. The illustrated stories were originally targeted to children and marginally literate readers. When Japan's consul to Lithuania, Chiune Sugihara, sacrificed his diplomatic career to issue Japanese passports to Jewish refugees, Raichik helped procure visas for his fellow students and others. After spending close to a year in Kobe, Japan, the yeshiva relocated again, this time to Shanghai, China, where many other Jews spent the remainder of the war years as well. "Shanghai Sanctuary". TIME. July 31, 2008. In Shanghai, Rabbi Raichik became the foundation for the uprooted Lubavitch yeshiva. In addition to overseeing the daily running of the school, friends recall how lovingly he served as surrogate parent to the younger students. Though given many chances to leave, Raichik chose to stay in until the very last student was able to leave, in 1946. Early life Shih Kien was raised by his stepmother and was a sickly child. He decided to practise martial arts to improve his health and trained for nine years. Shih trained at Shanghai's Chin Woo Athletic Association (founded by Huo Yuanjia) and was among the first generation of students at the school to be certified as instructors. After becoming certified to teach styles including Eagle Claw and Choy Li Fut, he decided to start his career as an actor. However, the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War caused his studies to be disrupted. Shih and his friends travelled between Guangzhou and Hong Kong to stage drama performances, in order to raise funds as part of the anti-Japanese movement. Besides acting on stage, Shih also participated in back-stage activities, such as makeup and arrangements of lighting and props. Although popular in South Korea and eventually released in Taiwan, the movie was first banned from screening (Film screening) in the People's Republic of China.


high year

octprecip 63 novprecip 46 decprecip 37 description Humidity is high year-round and can exacerbate temperature extremes Shanghai has a humid subtropical climate. Cities at roughly comparable latitude (just over 30°) include New Orleans, Cairo and Perth. Spring can feature lengthy periods of cloudy and rainy weather. Summer temperatures often get over 35°C (95°F) with very high humidity, which means that you will perspire a lot and should take lots of changes of clothing or plan on shopping for clothing (#Clothing) during the visit. Thunderstorms also occur relatively often during the summer. There is some risk of typhoons in their July–September season, however they are not common. Autumn is generally mild with warm and sunny weather. During winter, temperatures rarely rise above 10°C (50°F) during the day and often fall below 0°C (32°F) at night. Snowfall is rare, typically only occurring only once every few years, but transportation networks can sometimes be disrupted in the event of a sudden snowstorm. Despite the fact that winter temperatures in Shanghai are not particularly low, the wind chill factor combined with the high humidity can actually make it feel less comfortable than some much colder places that experience frequent snowfalls. Also, back in Mao's era the official rule was that north of the Yangtze buildings were heated in winter but south of it they were not; Shanghai is on the south bank so many older buildings do not have heating. Get in Shanghai is one of China's main travel hubs and getting in from pretty much anywhere is easy. By plane Shanghai has two main airports, with '''Pudong (Shanghai Pudong International Airport)''' the main international gateway and '''Hongqiao''' serving mostly domestic flights but also some international destinations in Asia. Transfer between the two takes about 1 hour by taxi. There are also direct shuttle buses. You can travel between the two airports in about two hours by metro. Both airports are on line 2, the main East-West line through downtown Shanghai, but at opposite ends of it. You can reduce the time some by taking the Maglev train (described in the next section) part of the way. A traveller making that transfer with a few hours to spare and a desire to get a quick look at Shanghai (and not too much luggage) might get off at Nanjing Road East and walk a few blocks to the Bund (Shanghai Bund). Free tourist maps of central Shanghai, with major sights labeled in English, are available in little racks as you come in at either airport. These are worth grabbing as you walk by since, except at some hotels, free maps are not available elsewhere. Both airports also have direct bus service to major nearby cities such as Hangzhou, Suzhou and Nanjing, though the new fast trains (High-speed rail in China) may be preferable, especially from Hongqiao Airport which has Hongqiao Railway Station quite nearby (one metro stop or a fairly long walk). Domestic airplane tickets are best booked in advance at one of the many travel agencies or online, but can also be bought at the airport on the day of departure. Fares are generally cheap, but vary depending on the season; figure on ¥400-1200 for Beijing-Shanghai. The low-cost airline Spring Airlines is based out of Shanghai with routes to most major Chinese tourist destinations, and frequently offers large discounts for tickets booked through its website. For budget travellers, it is often cheaper to book a flight along a big traffic line (Shanghai-Beijing, Shanghai-Guangzhou, Shanghai-Shenzhen, etc.) and travel the rest by bus or train. The city of Hangzhou, about a 45-min train ride from Shanghai, should also be considered if having a difficult time finding tickets to Pudong or Hongqiao. Also if coming in from South East Asia, since Air Asia has a cheap flight from Kuala Lumpur to Hangzhou. See Discount airlines in Asia. Pudong Airport thumb 240px Shanghai Maglev Train at Longyang Station (Image:Transrapid Maglev2.jpg)


numerous contributions


temple quot

; Shanghai city gods The City God Temple in the city of Shanghai is known as the "Old City God Temple", but it was originally called the "Jinshan God Temple" and dedicated to the spirit of Jinshan (Jinshan District). Jinshan, or "Gold Mountain", is an island off the coast of Shanghai and was converted into a City God temple in 1403, during the Ming Dynasty. The "Old City God Temple" is located by the Yuyuan Gardens in Shanghai. It grew into a very popular site for citizens to come to pray and ask favors of the city god. In 1951 The Board of the Trustees of the City God temple fell apart and the Shanghai Taoist Association decided to put the focus of the temple onto Taoist tradition. During the Second Sino-Japanese War, (1937–1945) Shanghai was taken over by Japanese soldiers and due to them citizens were unable to get to the "Old City Temple" so the local people decided to build a "New City God Temple". After the Second Sino-Japanese War and World War II the "New City God Temple" became less popular because people preferred to worship at "The Old City God Temple". The "New City God Temple" was destroyed in 1972. '''East West Bank''' (


musical voice

"Baidu" Zhou rapidly became the most famous and marketable popular singer in the gramophone (gramophone record) era up to her death, singing many famous tunes from her own movies. Her light but eminently musical voice captured the hearts of millions of Chinese of her time. Death In 1957 she died in Shanghai in a mental asylum at the age of 39 during the Anti-Rightist Movement. Atkins, Taylor. Jazz Planet. University Press of Mississippi, 2003. ISBN 1-57806-609-3 A possible cause of death may be encephalitis following a nervous breakdown. DATE OF DEATH 1957-09-22 PLACE OF DEATH Shanghai, China (People's Republic of China) On June 24, 2009, the museum opened China Prophecy: Shanghai, a multi-media exhibition that examines Shanghai's evolving identity as a skyscraper metropolis. Featuring models of the major iconic structures, including Jin Mao (Jin Mao Tower), Tomorrow Square, Shanghai World Financial Center, and the new super-tall Shanghai Tower, as well as computer animations, film, drawings, and historic and contemporary photography of the city, the exhibition combines an in-depth look at the new generation of towers with an overview of the sweeping transformation of the city’s traditional low-rise landscape into a city of towers. The JGTC would first venture abroad with its first oversea race at Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia and after another successive year, the Malaysian race would become a regular championship fixture. After GT-A's abortive attempt at hosting a street race in Shanghai, the series would also venture into the United States with an exhibition race to be run with the D1 Grand Prix exhibition event in the Los Angeles (Los Angeles, California) area-California Speedway (Auto Club Speedway) in Fontana (Fontana, California), held during the week before Christmas in December 2004, which was not shown to be a success, since then no exhibition event was held until in 2010 season, which will be held in Fuji Speedway. The memorandum The memorandum as interpreted by Tokayer and Swartz suggested that large numbers of Jewish refugees should be encouraged to settle in Manchukuo or Japan-occupied Shanghai, Tokayer. p58. thus gaining not only the benefit of the supposed economic prowess of the Jews but also convincing the United States, and specifically American Jewry (History of the Jews in the United States), to grant political favor and economic investment into Japan. The idea was partly based on the acceptance of the ''The Protocols of the Elders of Zion'' as being as a genuine document by at least part of the Japanese leadership. The first boutique was opened in Paris in 1980, followed by Milan in 1985. In 2010 their numbers had grown to 560 boutiques of which over 300 controlled by the company, Ermenegildo Zegna Zegna's flagship boutique locations are mostly found in the United States, Europe, Japan and China with megastores in Atlanta, New York City, Beverly Hills (Beverly Hills, California), Houston (Houston, Texas), Bogotá, Boston (Boston, Massachusetts), Las Vegas (Las Vegas metropolitan area), Lima, Mexico City, London, Milan, Paris, Manila, Madrid, Tokyo, São Paulo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Ulaanbaatar and Bangkok. Another flagship will open at Westfield Sydney in Sydney in 2011. 1870–1871 As the years passed, the squadron increasingly took advantage of ''Ashuelot's'' comparatively shallow draft and the great maneuverability which sprang from her double-ended configuration by using her more and more in riverine operations. Thus, after the massacre (Tianjin Massacre) of 22 Europeans — including 10 nuns — in June 1870, she departed Shanghai and proceeded north to the mouth of the Pei-Ho (Hai River) which she reached on 26 July. She then ascended that river to Tianjin where the atrocity had occurred and remained at that ancient city into the spring of the following year. She got underway again on 23 April 1871 when the ice of the river had thawed allowing her to put to sea once more. From that time on, ''Ashuelot'' and her sister warships of the Asiatic Squadron frequently spent the winter locked in by the frozen waters of a northern port. - 3. 20px (Image:Flag of the People's Republic of China.svg) Shanghai Pudong International Airport Pudong, Shanghai, People's Republic of China PVG ZSPD 3,227,914

Shanghai

'''Shanghai''' is the largest Chinese (China) city by population Located in the Yangtze River Delta in East China, Shanghai sits on the south edge of the mouth of the Yangtze in the middle portion of the Chinese coast. The municipality borders the provinces of Jiangsu and Zhejiang to the north, south and west, and is bounded to the east by the East China Sea. url http: www.shanghai.gov.cn shanghai node23919 node24059 node24061 userobject22ai36489.html title Geographic Location work Basic Facts publisher Shanghai Municipal Government accessdate 14 September 2011

For centuries a major administrative, shipping, and trading town, Shanghai grew in importance in the 19th century due to European recognition of its favorable port (Port of Shanghai) location and economic potential. The city was one of five (Treaty ports) opened to foreign trade following the British victory over China in the First Opium War while the subsequent 1842 Treaty of Nanking and 1844 Treaty of Whampoa allowed the establishment of the Shanghai International Settlement and the French Concession (Shanghai French Concession). The city then flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became the undisputed financial hub of the Asia Pacific in the 1930s. title Shanghai: Global financial center? Aspirations and reality, and implications for Hong Kong url http: www.hkjournal.org PDF 2009_winter 3.pdf author Scott Tong publisher Hong Kong Journal date October 2009 accessdate 17 October 2011 However, with the Communist Party takeover of the mainland in 1949, trade was reoriented to focus on socialist countries, and the city's global influence declined. In the 1990s, the economic reforms (Economic reform in the People's Republic of China) introduced by Deng Xiaoping resulted in an intense re-development of the city, aiding the return of finance and foreign investment to the city.

Shanghai is a popular tourist destination renowned for its historical landmarks such as The Bund, City God Temple (City God Temple of Shanghai) and Yu Garden as well as the extensive Lujiazui skyline and major museums including the Shanghai Museum and the China Art Museum. It has been described as the "showpiece" of the booming economy of mainland China (Economy of China). title Shanghai: China's capitalist showpiece url http: news.bbc.co.uk 2 hi business 7373394.stm publisher BBC News date 21 May 2008 accessdate 7 August 2008 first Katie last Hunt title Of Shanghai... and Suzhou url http: www.thehindubusinessline.com life 2003 01 27 stories 2003012700170300.htm publisher The Hindu Business Line date 27 January 2003 accessdate 20 March 2008 archiveurl http: web.archive.org web 20050819054503 http: www.thehindubusinessline.com life 2003 01 27 stories 2003012700170300.htm archivedate 23 May 2009

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