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SEPTEMBER

Saturday September 9, 2pm /WALK: Art Deco on Bubbling Well Road RMB 150 (members) RMB 250 (nonmembers). RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Sunday September 10, 4pm/TALK: What’s for Tiffin? Restaurants in Old Shanghai  RMB 50 members, RMB 150 nonmembers RSVPinfo@historic-shanghai.com

Sunday September 24, 2pm/WALK: The Secrets of Avenue Frelupt  RMB 150 members, RMB 250 nonmembers RSVP : info@historic-shanghai.com

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Saturday September 9, 2pm /WALK: Art Deco on Bubbling Well Road RMB 150 (members) RMB 250 (nonmembers). RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

 

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Our September stroll takes in the magnificent Art Deco in and around of Bubbling Well Road. Once one of Shanghai’s most glamorous addresses, the heritage of the street that is today Nanjing West Road doesn’t get much profile, but there are still plenty of treasures to be found. (You just have to look between the malls and office towers!). Discover the streamlined apartment houses and breathtaking villas, the nightclubs, and theaters, along with the stories of the men and women who once inhabited them.

Sunday September 10, 4pm/TALK: What’s for Tiffin? Restaurants in Old Shanghai  RMB 50 members, RMB 150 nonmembers RSVP : info@historic-shanghai.com

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What did they eat in old Shanghai? Intrigued by his grandfather’s reminisces about the Sun Ya restaurant during the 1940s, Bill Savadove – a former journalist – began asking that question. This talk, richly illustrated with images of old menus from his personal collection, provides some of the answers.

Following its development as a treaty port, Chinese and foreigners alike brought their home cooking to the city, creating a rich “stew” of Chinese regional and foreign foods. The old menus show what was on offer from as early as 1904 through to the 1940s – illustrating the international nature of cuisine and the vibrancy of the dining scene in old Shanghai. He will also go beyond the table and explore where the food came from.

Bill Savadove worked as a journalist in Asia for two decades. He was formerly the Shanghai Bureau Chief for the European news agency, Agence France-Presse (AFP). He was also previously Shanghai Bureau Chief for Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post newspaper and Chief Economic Correspondent for China for the Reuters news agency.

He is co-author of a walking guide to historical architecture in Shanghai, “Shanghailanders & Shanghainese: Where They Lived, Worked & Played”. He shared a local Hong Kong press award for his coverage of China’s Sichuan earthquake in 2008, as well as a 2012 prize for excellence in environmental reporting awarded by a Singapore NGO.

Sunday September 24, 2pm/WALK: The Secrets of Avenue Frelupt  RMB 150 members, RMB 250 nonmembers RSVP : info@historic-shanghai.com

Rte Frelupt

Route J. Frelupt, now Jianguo Road, is a lovely, plane-tree shaded street, so evocative of the former French Concession. and a glorious brew of old Shanghai – on this walking trail we’ll find traces of the British, French, Japanese, American, and of course, Shanghainese. It’s also a changing neighborhood – we’ll take a peek at Jian Ye Li, a lane neighborhood whose shikumen houses have been transformed into luxury hotel.

ARCHITECTURAL WALKS GUIDEBOOK: Final Five: The Where’s Where of the Who’s Who of Old Shanghai is the final guidebook in Tess Johnston’s series of walking guides in historical Shanghai neighborhoods. For information and to order, click here



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