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Shanghai Xujiahui Library

Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
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Address: No.80 Caoxi North Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030, China
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09:07 - 17:02
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For research on Shanghai expats in 1900s

As a place to visit, moderately interesting. There are tours daily. Be sure to get an English speaking tour. Unfortunately, there aren't many information signs, so you may have... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 July 2012
Evelyn T
Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2012

As a place to visit, moderately interesting. There are tours daily. Be sure to get an English speaking tour. Unfortunately, there aren't many information signs, so you may have to ask. The tours take you into the old book stacks as well as the interesting European architecture. But better, you can read newspapers from foreign communities of the early 1900s... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2011

Bibliotheca Zi-Ka-Wei, or Xujiahui Library, is right next door to St. Ignatius Cathedral, but not many people know that you can actually go inside this 150-year-old building, climb the stairs and find yourself in a public library where all the pre-Liberation foreign-language books and newspapers are stored. To use the library one needs a Shanghai Library membership, but the librarians... More 

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Gubei / Hongqiao / Minhang
West of Shanghai’s better-known business, cultural and entertainment centers, lies an expansive area of residential neighborhoods peppered with lifestyle pockets that have their own unique attractions. The schools have formed pockets of international communities throughout Gubei, Hongqiao and Minhang. Quite a few entertainment and shopping centers have built up over the years to cater to these communities. While living here means you are relatively far away from Shanghai’s usual hot spots, the large parks, spacious homes and proximity to great Japanese and Korean food keep the neighborhoods popular.
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