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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

New museum: sky gazing never loses its appeal

Even Jules Verne was impressed enough to record it. The 19th-century Xujiahui Observatory has been restored to delight a new generation of meteorology buffs.

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Restoration retains original look of seminary

A former Jesuit seminary in Xujiahui gets a makeover that artfully combines civic offices with an exhibition hall dedicated to the history and culture of a bygone era.