SH-WALKS: Xujiahui

Where gigantic shopping malls can be found today there used to be a farming area in the 19th century once harvested by Western Jesuits.

They bulit a church, monasteries and schools, an orphenage and scientific institutes which laid their roots in the 17th century already. At that time, the frindship between Xu Guanqi and Matteo Ricci lead to a new era of science at the emporers palace in Beijing. We will wander in their footsteps and find out everything about catholic missionaries in China.