Category: Visual

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Sam Sanzetti: A Shanghai Photographer

Ordinary professional commercial photographers tend to leave few traces behind them. Unlike a Robert Capa or a Henri Cartier-Bresson who became famous worldwide for their artistic or field photographs, they easily fall into oblivion...

Prelude to “The French Concession and modern Shanghai” Conference 0

Prelude to “The French Concession and modern Shanghai” Conference

This “Prelude” is the  opening to the conference  “The French Concession and modern Shanghai” (“法租界与近代上海国际学术讨论会”分会场会议) that took place on 27-28 May 2014 in Shanghai. Two doctoral students — Liu Zhe and Jiang Jie (both...

Shanghai photographs: new release 1

Shanghai photographs: new release

New set of 26 photographs on everyday life, especially peddlers, in 1933-35 Shanghai from Herbert Paul Heft, a German businessman employed at the Glathe & Witt Company from 24 May 1933 to 31 May 1935. ...

New release of Shanghai photographs 0

New release of Shanghai photographs

Virtual Shanghai just released a new set of 17 beautiful pictures of the Shanghai Bund and commercial streets (1936-37). These pictures were taken  by Claude Berruyer, a mechanic with the French Navy during his...

XXIth Century Shanghai: an IPRAUS–ENA-PB Project 0

XXIth Century Shanghai: an IPRAUS–ENA-PB Project

The Virtual Shanghai platform is now home to a new project on contemporary Shanghai — 21th century Shanghai — by the Ecole nationale d’architecture-Paris-Belleville (ENA-PB) and one of its research centers IPRAUS. The management...

An artistic rendering of the Shanghai Bund 0

An artistic rendering of the Shanghai Bund

One of the marvels of the Internet is the unlimited supply of new materials on any topic. Shanghai keeps attracting the attention of scholars, journalists, and…artists. Simon Fieldhouse is an Australian artist specializing in...

Visual narratives 0

Visual narratives

Visual narratives: there are two new visual narratives on VS: “Trajectories: Women in China”, I & II. This is an attempt at presenting a macro-argument through images (photographs and illustrations). It is part of...