Shanghai Nostalgia: the East Is Red

Next time you are in Shanghai in the vicinity of the Bund, listen carefully at the quarter hour. The chimes you hear emanating from the old Customs House on the Bund are “The East Is Red”. The East is red The sun is rising China has given birth to a Chairman Mao At quarter after …

Heritage Sites Get Government Backing in Shanghai

Several years ago a decision was taken by the municipal authorities in Shanghai to restore the Bund to its pre-liberation glory. The original inhabitants of the imposing stone edifices that line the waterfront boulevard were offered them back. But there was one condition. They could not alter the exteriors of the buildings. They could do …

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