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A notorious sign at Huangpu Park (below), then called the Public Gardens, apocryphally declared 'No dogs or Chinese allowed'. Although this widely promoted notice never actually existed, the general gist of the wording hits the mark. A series of regulations was indeed posted outside the gardens listing ten rules governing use of the park. The first regulation noted that 'The Gardens are forthe use of the Foreign Community', while the fourth ruled that 'Dogs and bicycles are not admitted'. Chinese were indeed barred from the park (as expressed in the first regulation), an injustice that gave rise to the canard. The bluntly worded sign has however become firmly embedded in the Chinese consciousness. Bruce Lee destroys a Shanghai park sign declaring 'No Dogs and Chinese Allowed' with a flying kick in Fist of Fury and Chinese history books cite the insult as furtherevidence of Chinese humiliation at the hands of foreigners. Fora thorough academic examination of the subject, hunt down a copy of Shanghai's 'Dogs and Chinese not Admitted' Sign: Legend, History and Contemporary Symbol by Robert A Bickers and Jeffrey N Wasserstrom, published in The China Quarterly, No 142 (June 1995).

throughout Shanghai are affixed with plaques from the Shanghai Municipal Government proclaiming their historic value in both English and Chinese (although the English translations are generally quite meagre).

The Bund is a public space so there's no entry charge and you can wander at will, but some buildings are more accessible than others.

For a rundown of some of the buildings north of the Bund in Hôngkôu close to Su-zhou Creek (boxed text, opposite), turn to the Hôngkôu and North Shanghai Walking Tour (p107). For exhaustive coverage of the Bund and its buildings, look out for Peter Hibbard's The Blind Shanghai: China Faces West (Odyssey Guides), available in many bookstores citywide.

HUANGPU PARK Map p62

UM iMffil Huangpu Gôngyuân M East Nanjing Rd

Shanghai's - indeed China's - very first public park was laid out in 1886 by a Scottish gardener shipped out to Shanghai especially for that purpose. Originally called the Public Gardens, the park today is famously deformed by its anachronistic

THE BUND & EAST NANJING ROAD

THE BUND & EAST NANJING ROAD

THE BUND & EAST NANJING ROAD

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Cai Tong De Hffflíi 9 B6

China Telecom ff fflí.It 10 D4

Citibank ATM fäMWf (see 91)

French Consulate-General fefflWil 11 B5

Highland Internet Café

Main Post Office Q U fiPM 14 C3

Main Telecommunications Building

Post Office KB (see 103)

PublicToilet aHMÍÍ 1 A5

Russian Consulate-General

Shanghai First People's Hospital

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Shanghai No 1 Pharmacy

Shanghai Spring International Travel

Thai Consulate-General

Tourist Information & Service Centre

Watson's SEK 2 B4

SIGHTS (pp60-70)

Bund Sightseeing Tunnel

Contrasts Art Gallery msaa 2 D4

Contrasts Art Gallery msaa C4

GrandTheatre AitagESliK A5

Grand Theatre Gallery

Great World Atttii- 2 B5

Hongkew Methodist Church

MRM 29 C2

Huangpu Park jfif 30 D3

Huangpu River Cruise (see 100)

Madame Tussauds

Aitnti 31 A4

Meteorological Signal Tower tmmm® (see 23)

Moore Memorial Church B5

Peninsula Shanghai (under construction) 33 D3

Renmin Park AR^I 34 A5

Room With a View Gallery

TOHJtP (see 68)

Shanghai Gallery of Art

Shanghai Grand Theatre

Shanghai Museum

Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA Shanghai)

Shanghai Museum of Natural History

1 39 C5

Shanghai No 1

Department Store (see 50)

Shanghai Post Museum

Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition

Hall Sfllil^l 40 A5

Studio RougeiC^ (see 91)

Tomorrow Square BJ^r^ 41 A5

BaoDaXianga^# 42 B4

Blue Shang hai White MM (see 20)

Cybermart^1#|fe^r"^ 43 A6

D-Mall & Hong Kong Shopping Plaza

Duoyunxuan Art Shop ^ft-zc^F 44 C4

Electronics Market 45 B1

Foreign Languages Bookstore

Hangzhou Yayun Qinzheng GongsT

Qipu Market -fait JSgHJ® 1 B3

Raffles City 1 B5

Shanghai Museum Art Store

Shanghai No 1 Department Store

_tSAJl5-5ffiTaiS A4

Silk King SSTSB 5 B4

Silk King SSTSJI C4

Suzhou Cobblers

Tanggu Rd Wet Market mmmmii a

Yunhong Chopsticks Shop fSffliSiiS C4

EATING ID (pp150-3)

Delifrance fSitftifJf (see 49)

Donghai Kafeiguan isSWrtEff... C4 Huanghe Rd Food Street nmm-km A4

Jean Georges ft H®Jr (see 66)

Laris SfeitST (see 66)

Lotus if SIRS A4

Megabite Alf tt (see 49)

Qianlong Meishi KBUrlf A4

RuzziinS 6 B5

Sens & Bund 6 D4

Shanghai No 1 Food Store

Shanghai Uncle C5

Whampoa Club jf'/f is (see 66)

Wang BaoheJiujialSWS« B5

Wuyue Renjia SUA« 6 B4

Xinya Yuecaiguan SfTWSEff ...(see 93)

Xinghua Lou C5

Yunnan Rd Food Street 5:pW8»*fSj 7 B6

ENTERTAINMENT (pp170-80)

Attica 7 D5

Babyface 7 B6

Banyan Tree t&^rji (see 96)

Glamour Bar SttijS»e (see 60)

Peace Cinema & IMAX

Shanghai Concert Hall -tS^SIT 7 B6

Shanghai GrandTheatre

Yifu Theatre SASá 7 B5

DRINKING E3 B (pp182-3)

Bar Rouge (see 63)

Barbarossa BBSSPSif A5

Glamour Bar SttijS»e (see 60)

SLEEPING n (pp191-5)

Astor House Hotel ilfiH&E D3

BroadwayMansions_b®AI5 D3

Captain Hostel ISÍÍW^S.IS D4

Central Hotel ISWi&IS 8 B4

East Asia Hotel SafSffi 8 B4

Howard Johnson Plaza Hotel

Jinjiang Inn fflilZB C5

Ming Town Hiker Youth Hostel

New Asia Hotel if® AS IS C3

Pacific Hotel ¡feHAS.S A4

Park Hotel HPSiS.S A5

Peace Hotel WTfH.S 9 D4

Radisson Hotel Shanghai New World is«»«®:*:«.® A4

Ramada Plaza

Seventh Heaven Hotel

ASAKif 9 B4

Sofitel Hyland Hotel S'frffcS B4

Westin Shanghai gtB(r?TAfH.S.- C5

Yangtze Hotel STABS 9 B5

TRANSPORT (pp225-34)

Buses to Moganshan

Huangpu River Cruise Dock

Jin ling Donglu Dukou (ferry to Püdóng)

¿KSSiSn io D5

Shanghai Port Wusong Passenger Transport Centre Ticket Office

Train Ticket Office

Train Ticket Office

Train Ticket Office

Virgin Atlantic t0Mft 2 (see 77)

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