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Every celebrity is an inspiring book to read and each residence has an intriguing story to tell. It is these residences where the joy and misery of the owners are accurately recorded in their dogged pursuit of glory and eternity. By visiting the residences of profound cultural legacy, people can readily appreciate the greatness, divineness and endlessness of the celebrities’ idea, belief, aspiration, value and motivation.

As China's largest metropolis in modern history, Shanghai was home to a galaxy of well-known figures including politicians, strategists, revolutionaries, writers, industrialists, etc. It is estimated that there are over six hundred former residences of celebrities in various times across the city, of which twenty-eight residences are listed as cultural relics under multi-level government protection.

Lu Xun Former Residence

Located at 9, DaLuXinCun, ShanYin Road, Hongkou District, Luxun's for former residence is a three-story building with red bricks and tiles in which Luxun lived from April 1933 till his death in October 1936. It was here where LuXun had written many revolutionary and satiric exposes. LuXun's former residence is a Shanghai Municipal Preserved Building.

Add: 9, Lane 132, ShanYin Road

Time: 9:00-16:00

Bus Route: 18, 47, 101 and others

Tel: 021-56662608

Admission:4 yuan

Luxun Park

Situated in the northwest of LuXun Park, Mr.LuXun's Tomb is pain, grave and solemn and has been listed as a famous Cultural Unit under State Protection.

Add: 200, TianAi Road

Time: 5:00-18:00

Bus Routes: 47, 70, 97 and others

Lu Xu's Memorial Hall

LuXun's Memorial Hall is the first of its kind dedicated to a well-known figure after the founding of New China. On display are 200,000 articles which demonstrate the development of aspects of his revolutionary career, focusing on his ten-year social and cultural activities in Shanghai.

Add: 200, TianAi Road (in LuXun Park)

Time: 9:00-16:00

Bus Routes: 47, 70, 97 and others

Admission: 5 yuan

Wu Chang Shuo Memorial Hall

WuChangSuo was the leading figure of Shanghai-style painting in late Qing Dynasty, well established in motif and brush ink hues uniqueness. Once the director of Xiling Seal-engraving Society, Mr.Wu was known for carrying out archaic style in his rich and vigorous seal-engraving.

WuChuangShuo's Memorial Hall was completed and open to public in 1995 which has a large collection of Wu ChangShuo's works in painting, calligraphy and seal-engraving.

Add: 1539, HuaXia Dong Road (by Sun Qiao Huaxia Cultural Park)

Time: 9:00-16:30

Admission: 5 yuan

Tao XingZhi Memorial Hall

TaoXingZhi was an educator of the people, who devoted his life to combining teaching with application. He founded Xiaozhuang School, Yucai School, community college and produced a number of revolutionary figures. TaoXingZhi's Memorial Hall is a garden building in Anhui style covering an area of 3820 sq.meters. In the main hall there are inscriptions by MaoZeDong, ZhuDe, SongQingLing and FenYuXiang in memory of Mr.Tao.

Add: 558, Dahua Road (in XingZhi Park)

Time: 8:30-16:00

Bus Routes: 510, 78, 738 and others

Tel: 021-66397768

Admission: 8 yuan

Xu GuangQi Cemetery

Xu Guangqi, a native of Shanghai, was a scientist in Ming Dynasty who once served as the Minster of Rites and academician of Academy of Arts (Wenyuan Ge). He had all along been rigorous in the pursuit of studies and honest in performing his official duties. During all his lifetime he had conducted research in astronomy, calendar-making, water conservancy, surveying, mathematics and agronomy. He was the author of Complete Work on Agricultural Administration, Chung-Chen Astronomy Books and translated Elements, honored as the precursor of science in modern Chinese history. After his death he was buried at the convergence of Fahua Creek and Zhaojia Creek in Shanghai, where his offspring later settled, hence the name Xujiahui (gathering of Xu's family members).

Xu Guangqi's Cemetery is located inside Guangqi Park on Nandan Road in Xuhui District. It was restored in 1957 and listed as a key cultural relic unit under state protection by State Council in 1983.

Add: 17 Nandan Road

Time: 6:00-17:00

Bus Routes: 732, 920, 754 and others

Tel: 021-64381780

No admission

Chen HuaCheng Memorial Hall

Chen Huacheng had served as chief military officer and local commander. When the British fleet invaded Wusong Fort in 1842, Chen Huangcheng at the age of 67 bravely led the resistance in defense of the position and died in battle. Chen Huangcheng's Memorial Hall is now a valuable education base designated for youngsters in Shanghai which houses the armor used by Chen Huangcheng, weapons, cannons. etc.

Add: Youyi Road Baoshan District (inside Linjiang Park)

Time: 9:00-16:00

Bus Routes: 116, 531 and others

Tel: 021-56115728

No Admission

Huang Daopo Cemetry

Huang Daopo was an outstanding woman technical innovator of textile in ancient Chinese history. Covering an area of one mu, Huang Daopo's Cemetery was first built in Yuan Dynasty in front of which stands a granite tablet carved with the inscription by Wei Wenbo reading" Cemetery of Huang Daopo of Yuan Dynasty." In 1987 it was listed as a cultural relic unit under city protection.

Add: makeshift section of outer-ring road in Xuhui District (by Huafa Road)

Time 9:00-11:30/13:00-16:30

Bus Routes: 770, 804, 731 and others

Tel: 021-64963328

No admission

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