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Book cover of Shanghai Bund Architecture, with a building with domed section. Published by Tongji University Press.

Shanghai Bund Architecture

By (author) Michelle Qiao
By (author) Zhang Xuefei


Publishing 24th Apr 2024
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  • Presents the stories of Bund architecture from a journalistic perspective
  • Features a Travel Guide to 30 Bund Architectural buildings
  • Includes 120 images and historical photos
Full Description

The Bund was once a mud land criss-crossed with farm fields, wild reeds, and a rooster fighting yard. Then its shape transformed dramatically looking similar to a European City, thus the mud Bund became the modern and attractive gold Bund. The stories of the Bund are about how the mud land turned into a billion-dollar skyline.

This book is a practiced journalist’s notebook about historical buildings in the Bund. The story of the Bund is the history of Shanghai’s rapid development. The book records the past and present details of 30 buildings on the Bund north of Yan ‘an East Road, and shares hundreds of architectural photos and historical pictures. The 30 buildings listed in the book are accompanied by the latest tourist tips, as well as colorful architectural maps of the Bund and data analysis charts. The great changes in Shanghai can be seen more clearly from the authors’ unique perspective.

Michelle Qiao has done arduous research in Xujiahui Library where abundant historical archives from Shanghai’s old English newspapers are kept. This book presents Bund architecture with the authors’ unique descriptions and vivid photos.

Text in English and Chinese.

About the Author

Michelle Qiao is a columnist and senior journalist of Shanghai Daily. She has been engaged in the mass communication of urban and architectural culture in both Chinese and English for a long time. She is the coauthor of Shanghai Hudec Architecture.

Tongji University Press
Publish date
24th Apr 2024
Paperback / softback
USA & Canada
4.72 in x 6.3 in
90 Pages
120 color
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