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Mon, Apr 24



Xujiahui Walking Tour

COST: RMB 300 MEET: 8 Caoxi Rd. (N.),

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Xujiahui Walking Tour
Xujiahui Walking Tour

Time & Location

Apr 24, 2023, 9:45 AM – 1:00 PM


About the Event

In this three-hour walking tour you will see many firsts of China: the first library, the first Catholic Church, the first educational institution, the first weather station, and the first Sino-foreign cultural exchanges.

Xujiahui means "Xu family junction" - more precisely, "property of Xu family at the junction of three rivers." The "Xu family" refers to the family of Xu Guangqi, China's most notable Catholic convert. He was the first Chinese baptized by famed Italian Jesuit, Matteo Ricci.

The first stop of the tour will be the Bibliotheca Zikawei, now a branch of Shanghai Library. Then to the St. Ignatius Cathedral, Siccawei Observatory, Guangqi Park and the Memorial. You will learn about Sino-foreign exchanges from the Ming Dynasty. The final tour destination is the  Tou-Se-We Museum. It used to be the Tou-Se-We Orphanage operated by the church, whose workshops supplied much of the religious art on Xujiahui's religious buildings.


Monday, April 24


9:45am Registration, 10 AM to 1 PM


RMB 300 (includes entry tickets)


8 Caoxi Rd. (N.),

Xuhui District, Shanghai

(metro line 1 to Xujiahui station, exit 8)


Please complete the online registration by April 19. The event costs must be paid in cash only. SEA coordinator is Sandra Senger, WeChat: SandraSH21.

Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend the event after receipt of confirmation, please notify us immediately by emailing If it's the day of the event, please ALSO notify the coordinator listed on the event by phone, text or WeChat.

If you need to cancel after April 19, our SEA cancellation policy applies which states you might still have to pay for your registered event, depending on the vendor. SEA will notify you to either collect or let you pay it at your next registered event.

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