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Shanghai – Summary of Rewi Alley monuments + Travel Advice


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Shanghai was Rewi Alley‘s home when he first arrived in China (from New Zealand) in 1927. 

Rewi Alley monuments in the Shanghai area:

Detailed location information is included in each article:


Shanghai is well served by metro/underground trains, inter-city trains, buses, as well as taxis.  These are easy to navigate even with no knowledge of Chinese.

Qingpu, a city itself in the west of Shanghai, is more challenging to locate – there are no trains servicing the area, so buses are used.


Shanghai has many types of accommodation to suit all budget levels.

When to visit:

As in all of China, it is preferable to avoid the peak holiday periods of Golden Week (1-7th October), Spring Festival/Chinese New Year (10days in January or February.  Being related to the lunar calendar, the exact date changes each year), and school holidays of July/August.  If you are travelling at these times, you’ll need to book transport in advance, and possibly be flexible with your dates to get to the places you want. 

Weather:   Current weather can be viewed on http://www.accuweather.com/en/cn/shanghai/106577/weather-forecast/106577 

Links to more information:



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This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.


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