WALKS: Money, power and intellect – Jiaotong University & Xinhua Lu

Beyond the concessions stood even vaster mansions than inside the concessions. Here lived the foreign expat elite of colonial times - in the country-side and luxurious.!

The famous Columbia Circle used to be the place for rich Americans, the Columbia Country Club was their playground.

Xinhua Lu leads to Jiaotong University, one of the well-respected universities in China. Founded as a puclic school at the end oft he 19th century, it went on as a technical university. Today Jiaotong University is one of the „think tanks“ in Shanghai. The campus can proudly present wonderful architecture of former times.

Therefore, financial and educational power of the city lived cloed together and once more it is this special mixture that spices the whole sweet cake of the city called Shanghai.