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Michelle Qiao

Michelle Qiao is a columnist of Shanghai Daily. She has initiated the column "history revisited" focusing on historical buildings in the city since 2004 which was well received from the readers and ended up into the book "A Walker's Guide".  Contact her at: michelleqiao@shanghaidaily.com

Jesuits leave mark on country’s scientific history

AT the Shanghai Entomological Museum, a pair of ordinary-looking scorpionflies are part of a bigger story about scientific study in China. On a label underneath these specimens are two words — Musee Heude — connecting them to China’s oldest natural history museum in Xujiahui.

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Jiao Tong campus filled with architectural gems

Shanghai Jiao Tong University’s original main entrance was a traditional Chinese wooden gateway which was used from 1898 until 1934, when the school’s name changed from Nanyang College to Shanghai Jiao Tong University.