Monthly Archive: May 2010

Interview for “The Bund” documentary film 0

Interview for “The Bund” documentary film

As part of a five-episode documentary film on “The Bund”, actually on the modern history of  Shanghai, the China Central Newsreel & Documentary Studio (中央新聞紀錄電影製片廠) has been conducting interviews with Chinese and foreign scholars....

Shanghai maps from the UK Hydrographic Office 0

Shanghai maps from the UK Hydrographic Office

In its own terms, the UKHO “is part of the Ministry of Defence. Its mission is to meet national, defence and civil requirements for navigational and other hydrographic information in the most efficient manner....

Original of the 1855 map of the British Settlement 0

Original of the 1855 map of the British Settlement

The oldest known map of the British Settlement at Shanghai is an 1855 map representing the basic street layout, cadastral lots and even buildings. This rare map can be found at the U.K. National...