Shanghai’s Old City Secrets with Katya Knyazeva - 80RMB
Per talk
RMB 80
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Speaker: Katya Knyazeva 

Date: Tuesday August 11th, 2020

Price: 80RMB (or 400RMB for an All Access Pass) 

Time: 8.30pm China Standard Time / 1.30pm BST



Before the Bund and French Concession, Shanghai was already a thriving walled city that contained elaborate classical gardens and opulent private homes but, long forgotten by most, they are now facing large scale demolition. Expert Katya Knyazeva spent years photographing the city’s old lanes as they vanished, uncovering forgotten temples, a fine villa where Einstein and his wife once dined and even the ‘Secluded Library’ ­– a crumbling estate said to be the city’s oldest remaining residence and home to a lone resident determined to stay. 


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