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UPCOMING EVENTS AT A GLANCE. For event descriptions and details, please scroll down.

APRIL

Sunday April 2, 1pm/QING MING WALK: Shanghai’s Foreigners Cemetery RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Saturday April 15, 1pm/EASTER WALK: The Jesuits of Siccawei RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Saturday April 22, 2pm/BOOK LAUNCH: The Art Deco Department Stores of Shanghai with Peter Hack RMB 100 members, RMB 150 nonmembers. Venue: The Tavern, Radisson Blu Plaza Xingguo Hotel Shanghai, 78 Xingguo Lu/Hunan Lu 兴国路78号近湖南路/ RSVPinfo@historic-shanghai.com

Sunday April 30, 1pm/WALK: Workers of the World Unite! The Revolutionary Shanghai Walk RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

MAY

Sunday May 7, 10am/ART DECO WALK: A Frenchtown Stroll with Leonard, Veysseyre & Kruze RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Thursday May 18, 7pm/ART TALK: China’s Van Gogh: Who Was Liu Haisu? with Gretchen Liu RMB 100 members, RMB 150 nonmembers. RSVP to book & for venue: info@historic-shanghai.com

Saturday May 20, 10am/GARDEN WALK: Zuibaichi~The Garden of the Drunken Poet~Classical Chinese Gardens with Shelly Bryant RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers.  RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Questions? info@historicshanghai.com

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APRIL

Sunday April 2, 1pm/QING MING WALK: Shanghai’s Foreigners Cemetery RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

Inspired by the tradition of visiting ancestral graves during Qing Ming, we’ll visit the Shanghai’s Foreigners Cemetery. Located on the site of the old Wanguo International Cemetery, the gravestones here came from cemeteries all over old Shanghai and range from Royal Ulster Riflemen to Jewish tycoons, communist heroes, and ordinary men and women, lost in a foreign land. We’ll also visit the “Celebrities Cemetery”, the final resting place of some of Shanghai’s most beloved artists, writers and performers, and the grave of Soong Ching Ling, one of the fabled Soong sisters, and her parents.

Saturday April 15, 1pm/EASTER WALK: The Jesuits of Siccawei RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

St Ignatius Cathedral 1920s

St. Ignatius Cathedral, Siccawei, 1920s.

On Easter weekend, Historic Shanghai explores the remarkable legacy of the Jesuits in Shanghai. Beginning with Matteo Ricci and Xu Guangqi in the 1600s, these men of God brought Catholicism to Shanghai – and much more. They left us a host of beautiful buildings that still stand, all within a relatively small radius in Xujiahui: St. Ignatius Cathedral and convent, the “Biblioteca Ziccawei” – the Jesuit library, modeled on the Vatican — an Observatory, schools and an orphanage. They also left us the western artistic tradition, taught first at their famous T’ousewei Orphanage, transforming the arts in China.

Saturday April 22, 2pm/BOOK LAUNCH: The Art Deco Department Stores of Shanghai with Peter Hack RMB 100 members, RMB 150 nonmembers. /Venue: The Tavern, Radisson Blu Plaza Xingguo Hotel Shanghai, 78 Xingguo Lu/Hunan Lu 兴国路78号近湖南路 /RSVPinfo@historic-shanghai.com

April 22-Art Deco Department Stores

The Art Deco department stores of old Shanghai innovated the shopping experience, creating palaces where consumers not only shopped in style, but could also dine, dance, and be entertained. In his newly released book, Peter Hack takes a look at the creation of these icons, and their Chinese-Australian connections.

Sunday April 30, 1pm/WALK: Workers of the World Unite! The Revolutionary Shanghai Walk RMB 200 members, RMB 250 nonmembers. RSVP for meeting point: info@historic-shanghai.com

1967 January Revolution-750

The May Day holiday, when we celebrate the working class, is the perfect time for a walk through Shanghai’s revolutionary roots. On this two-hour walking tour, you’ll hear about the epic drama of China’s path to revolution and Shanghai’s place in it, meet the fascinating characters who plotted it, and visit the places where they lived, worked, and made revolution

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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