Around the Race Course
Time & Location
About the Event
Today’s People’s Square was once the Shanghai Race Course, the physical center of the city and the focus of much activity for affluent expatriates living in formerly segregated Shanghai. This walk, led by Historic Shanghai’s Patrick Cranley, will circle most of the perimeter of the former race course and include an introduction to the collection at the (air-conditioned!) Shanghai History Museum. Along the way, we will see and discuss some of the landmarks around the race course, including the Sun Sun Department Store, one of Shanghai’s “Big Four” emproriums; the Grand, Yangtze and Park hotels, among the city’s most elegant; Moore Memorial Methodist Church, designed by Shanghai’s most celebrated 1930’s architect; and the Great World Entertainment Center, once a den of iniquity run by Shaghai’s most infamous gangster. Join us for the fun, and the history!
Friday, September 25
9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12 PM
Metropolo Classic Shanghai Hotel YMCA
123 Xizang Rd. (S)
(metro line 8 to Dashijie station)
西藏南路123号, 地铁8号线 大世界站
Shanghai History Museum
325 Nanjing Rd. (W)
上海市历史博物馆 南京西路325号, 近黄陂南路
Please complete the online registration by September 20. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Valerie Wu, WeChat: valerie6930.
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