The Highs and Lows of Route Sieyes (Yongjia Lu)
Time & Location
About the Event
Even for residents of this leafy section of the Former French Concession, Yongjia Road is a mystery. Little information is posted about the huge mansions along this seven-block stretch, which include the homes of some of the most influential people in old Shanghai. The deep lane neighborhoods are hidden from view, and the stories of their former residents have largely been lost. That’s what motivated the founder of Historic Shanghai, Patrick Cranley, to research the buildings along the former Route Sieyes. What he found was fascinating. We’ll see the homes of British, German, and Chinese executives and their families; half a dozen streets named for French residents of Shanghai who fought and died in the Great War; the offices of a Jewish community organization; and the home of the Chinese-American photojournalist who took the photograph that marked the start of World War II and won the Best Photo of 1937. Join us!
Thursday, February 25
9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12 PM
Lobby of the Hengshan Hotel (also called the Hengshan Picardie Hotel)
534 Hengshan Rd.
(metro line 1 to Hengshan Road station, exit 1 or 2)
END: Intercontinental Hotel Ruijin
118 Ruijin (No. 2) Rd.
(metro line 9 to Dapuqiao station or metro line 1, 10, or 12 to South Shaanxi Road station)
Please complete the online registration by February 20. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Jacqueline Mück, WeChat: jacquelinemueck
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