Shanghai Created by Lydia Teegerstrom

The name 'Shanghai' means "City on the sea".

History

  • Shanghai was officially established in 1267
  • Shanghai was a small fishing village until 1842.
  • Before Shanghai was a village, Mao lake and the rivers were used travel for trade.
  • After the Opium war, the British made Shanghai into a treaty port open for foreign trades.
  • The village turned into a city with western cultures with being in contact with the British, French, and Americans.

GEOGRAPHY:

  • Shanghai is located halfway the coastline at the east tip of the Yangtze River
  • It borders the delta of Yangtze River to the north, Jiangsu and Zhejiang Provinces to the west and Hangzhou Bay to the south.
  • It is mostly flat with soft earth. A few small mountains and hills in the southwest.
  • There are a few offshore islands.

Culture

Many people in Shanghai enjoy the following:

  • Practicing Tai chi
  • Performing martial arts
  • Doing local dances
  • Pingtan and Shanghai Opera
  • Doing western style dance like tango and cha cha
  • Going to mass
  • Going out shopping
  • Going to a nightclub/bar
  • Play golf
  • Play tennis

Sources:

  • http://www.nytimes.com/fodors/top/features/travel/destinations/asia/china/shanghai/fdrs_feat_145_5.html?n=Top%2FFeatures%2FTravel%2FDestinations%2FAsia%2FChina%2FShanghai
  • https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai/history.htm
  • https://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/shanghai/geography.htm
  • http://www.chinaodysseytours.com/shanghai/local-life-style-of-shanghai.html

Credits:

Created with images by SeanSheng - "shanghai sky building" • 3dman_eu - "crane skyscraper outlook" • triplefivechina - "Green Shanghai" • Wilson Hui - "Tai Chi at the People's Park" • mripp - "Shopping Paradise: Nanking Road (Shanghai)" • tinou bao - "Martial Arts Guys" • patrizio1948 - "sport tennis night" • Kyle Taylor, Dream It. Do It. - "Indoor Mini-Golf In China"

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