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Xu Guangqi (1562-1633), born in Shanghai, was a high-ranking scholar-official in the late Ming Dynasty, holding the highest degree of Jinshi from the imperial examination and official positions of Grand Guardian of the Heir Apparent, Minister of...more
Hours Today: 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
No.17 Nandan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200030, China
Interesting exposé about a man who protected the right of Christians to practice their religion, and for a time was imprisoned for it, by an official whose job he ultimately obtained. There was little about his actual religion, although we suspect he was Catholic. He...More
A quiet, beautifully restored park and tomb of a Chinese scientist from the 1600s. (Oddly enough it is across the street from a modern-day observatory.)
This is an oasis inside the hustle and bustle of the city around it. There is a nice walking path...More