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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

Small but packs a punch

The Midget Apartments on Wukang Road reflect the Art Deco trend that swept across the city in the late 1920 and into the '30s. Wukang Road is mostly known for it lovely villas, but there are some other notable buildings that stand out, including the Midget Apartments.

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Former country club hides dark past

IT’S been 70 years since World War II ended in August 1945. Many people who lived through that difficult period are now gone, but some buildings from the era still stand. They still have “war scars” and remain a silent yet powerful reminder of what transpired all those years ago.