Shanghai

What is Shanghai known for?


significant time


cultural presence

with a high visible Chinese cultural presence are called Chinatowns. Liverpool's Chinatown is situated around the Berry Street and Duke Street area in the city centre. The Ceremonial Archway, which was built in Shanghai, China, is located at the heart of Liverpool's Chinatown. Before World War II, the original Chinatown was situated around Pitt Street. In London, there is a Chinatown (Chinatown, London) centred around Gerrard Street, Soho, in the West End of London West


great performances

3086 2007 02 09 63@194602.htm Zhao Wei to Join All-star Cast for "Battle of the Red Cliff" . CRIENGLISH.com. 9 February 2007. Retrieved 18 March 2007. She received critics praise for her performance. ''Alliance of Women Film Journalists'' reviewed "John Woo’s history epic features a great performances by actresses Wei Zhao as a heroic princess who refuses to let men do all the fighting in the battle to save the dynasty."


movies productions

in Nanjing, with Cao Yu himself acting in the lead role. In 1938, following its theatrical triumphs, the play was made into two separate movies productions, one in Shanghai and another in Hong Kong, that were almost coincidental versions of one another. The latter production, made in 1957, co-starred a young Bruce Lee in one of his few non-fighting roles. '' Thunderstorm (Thunderstorm (play) )'' '' Thunderstorm (Thunderstorm (play) )'' is undoubtedly one of the most popular dramatic Chinese works of the period prior to the Japanese invasion (Second Sino-Japanese War) of China in 1937. It was first published in the literary magazine, ''Four Months of Literature'', which was founded in 1934 by Chinese intellectuals, Zheng Zhenduo and Jin Yi. Shortly after its publication, a production of the play was mounted in Jinan, and later, in 1935, in Shanghai and in Tokyo, both of which were well received. In 1936, ''Thunderstorm'' debuted in Nanjing, with Cao Yu himself acting in the lead role. In 1938, following its theatrical triumphs, the play was made into two separate movies productions, one in Shanghai and another in Hong Kong, that were almost coincidental versions of one another. The latter production, made in 1957, co-starred a young Bruce Lee in one of his few non-fighting roles. In Cao Yu's second play, ''Sunrise'', published in 1936, he continues his thematic (Theme (literature)) treatment respecting individuals' progressive moral degradation in the face of a hostile society. In it, the history of several Shanghai women are narrated, and whose stories show their lives disintegrating in response to lack of affection and of acknowledgment by the society surrounding them, leading them down a tragic path from which they cannot escape. In 1937, Cao Yu's third play, ''The Wilderness'' (the Chinese name of which can also be translated as ''The Field''), was released but which enjoyed less success than his previous works. ''The Wilderness'', which was influenced by O'Neill's expressionist (expressionism) works, relates a succession of murders and stories of revenge set in a forest. At the time the play was published, social realism was the rage in China, and critics were not pleased with the work's supernatural and fantastical elements. There was a resurgence of interest in ''The Wilderness'' in 1980, however, and Cao Yu, then 70-years-old, collaborated in staging a production of his play. The play was made into a movie in 1987. Airport and Airlines Nanyang Airport is one of the three civil aviation airports in Henan Province. It is only 20 minutes bus time from the urban area. Passengers can take airplanes to and from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Guilin. *Tianjin (China) — Bahía Blanca (Argentina) *Shanghai (China)— Salto (Salto, Uruguay) (Uruguay) *Taipei (Taiwan) — Asunción (Paraguay) *Beijing (China) — Buenos Aires (Argentina); both cities have populations in the millions, and have been twinned (town twinning) since 1983, a few hundred km (#Mathematical description) *Shanghai (China) — Buenos Aires (Argentina); Buenos Aires is actually closer (~380 km) to the antipode of Shanghai (Salto, Uruguay) than to the antipode of Beijing (Bahía Blanca), the latter being located at ~540 km from Buenos Aires *Bogotá (Colombia) — Jakarta (Indonesia), ~200 km * New Zealand writer Mark Price (Mark Price (writer)) undertook a tour in 2005–06 of the length of New Zealand and its land antipodes in Morocco and Spain, from Kerikeri


low+political

with the status of a city, such as a prefectural capital (府) not normally given to a mere county town (镇), as Shanghai was. It probably reflected the town's economic importance, as opposed to its low political status. thumb right The Bund (File:Shanghai 1928 Bund Cenotaph.jpeg) in 1928; the WWI monument in the foreground was destroyed by the Japanese during WWII File:Shanghai Nanking Road 1930s.jpeg thumb right Nanjing Road


art theory

he joined S.J. David & Co., where he worked until his departure from China in 1940. '''Fu Lei''' (傅雷, courtesy name (Chinese style name) Nu'an 怒安, pseudonym (Chinese style name#Hào) Nu'an 怒庵, 1908–1966), was a famous translator and art critic. He was born near Shanghai and raised by his mother. He studied art and art theory in France from 1928–1932. Upon his return to China, he taught in Shanghai and worked as a journalist and art critic until he took up translating

. '''Fu Lei''' (傅雷, courtesy name (Chinese style name) Nu'an 怒安, pseudonym (Chinese style name#Hào) Nu'an 怒庵, 1908–1966), was a famous translator and art critic. He was born near Shanghai and raised by his mother. He studied art and art theory in France from 1928–1932. Upon his return to China, he taught in Shanghai and worked as a journalist and art critic until he took up translating. His translations, which remain highly regarded, include Voltaire, Balzac


legal team

has over 300 partners, a total legal team of around 1000 and more than 1,500 staff. Pinsent Masons has offices in Beijing, Brussels, Dubai, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hong Kong, Shanghai and Singapore; and within England, in Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, London (the headquarters) and Manchester. After completing Basic School at the Philadelphia Navy Yard in March 1936, Lieutenant Murray joined the 2nd Marine Brigade in San Diego, California


news+writing

through Changshu. This is due to open in October 2008, as will the Su Tong Bridge, which will connect Changshu with Nantong. Set to be the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge when it opens in 2008, the total length will be 32.4 kilometers. China Briefing Business Guide: Changshu Infrastructure Resisting Threats and Criticisms Apart from news

writing, Mu was also famous for his directorship of the Xinhua News Agency. He helped defend independence of journalism during a period when biased news reporting was prevalent. When the Anti-Rightist Movement started in 1957, the Shanghai Office of Xinhua, under the leadership of Mu, was the only branch that did not engage in criticising the rightists. The beginning of a journalistic career Shao studied in Zhejiang High School in Hangzhou (杭州) and graduated in 1902. After his graduation, he went back to Jinhua and taught at the Jinhua No. 1 High School of Zhejiang. At that time he started writing articles for several newspapers in Shanghai (上海). In 1912, Shao established Hanmin Daily ( 漢民日報) with Han Sin Jai in Hangzhou. One year later after the Xinhai Revolution in 1911, he was arrested and sent to jail, being charged with "accusing the government with bad intention" because of his opposition to president Yuan Shikai (袁世凱). In the spring of 1914, he was rescued from the prison and fled to Japan. It was in Japan where he wrote massive amounts of journal articles and critics for two Chinese papers; "Shenbao" (申報) and ''Current issues in Xinbao'' "Si Shi Xinbao" (時事新報). It was established by Fan and other journalists at Shanghai in 1937. The aim of this association was to unite all journalists at that time and to spread the message of protecting China against the Japanese. This association later became ''All-China Journalists Association''(中華全國新聞工作者協會). The day of its establishment, November 8, has been proclaimed by the Central government and the Communist Party of China as "Journalists' festival"(記者節) since 2000. This day serves as a reminder to Chinese people of the devotion and dedication of the former journalists. Many intellectuals such as Chen Duxiu (陳獨秀) were influenced by Huang's ideas. They organized and published "New Youths" 《新青年》 and "New current of ideas" 《新潮》, which were largely promoted in Shanghai. More than thirty articles of the two publications mentioned Huang's name and his innovative ideas. One famous intellectual, Hu Shih (胡適), even considered Huang as the "First Voice" of promoting a new type of literature in his book ''Wu shi nian lai zhi wen xue'' (Literature within fifty years) 《五十年來之文學》. '''China National Highway 312''' (312国道), also referred to as '''Route 312''' or '''The Mother Road''', is an important highway that runs east-west across the breadth of People's Republic of China. It begins at the port city Shanghai and ends at Khorgas in the Ili River valley, on the border with Kazakhstan. In total it spans


life+arts

"WellWilli" Williams, S. Wells. ''The Middle Kingdom: A Survey of the Geography, Government, Literature, Social Life, Arts, and History of the Chinese Empire and its Inhabitants'', Vol. 1, p. 107. Scribner (New York), 1904. In 1863, the British settlement to the south of Suzhou Creek (northern Huangpu District (Huangpu District, Shanghai)) and the American settlement to the north (southern Hongkou District


world summer

; Nick Martin, "Foreign students to worsen squeeze?", ''Winnipeg Free Press'', 31 August 2001, A3. - 2007 XII (2007 Special Olympics World Summer Games) Shanghai, China (People's Republic of China) October 2 – 11 - bgcolor "#EFEFEF" Biography Xu began studying classic Chinese works and calligraphy with his father Xu Dazhang when he was six, and Chinese painting when he was nine. In 1915, he moved to Shanghai

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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