Historic Shanghai
Revolutionary Shanghai
Shanghai has witnessed its share of revolution and upheaval – from the overthrow of the last emperor and the Qing Dynasty in 1912 to the founding of the communist party and eventual liberation of Shanghai by The People’s Army in 1949. We will take you through these fascinating times
Writers Shanghai
Many famous writers have been inspired by Shanghai, in some way or other. Noel Coward wrote Private Lives while staying at The Cathay Hotel, and W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood wrote Journey to a War while staying there in 1939. Nien Cheng’s autobiography “Life and Death in Shanghai” tells the harrowing story of Shanghai during the Cultural Revolution. We can show you the places where writers lived and tell you some of their stories.
Shanghai Women of the 1930s
When London and New York suffered a financial collapse in 1929, thousands of workers boarded ships and headed for the boom town of Shanghai, including hundreds of adventurous single women. We will tell you some of the stories of these women – adventurers, journalists, revolutionaries and more – and show you where they lived and worked.