Daily Archives: September 24, 2008

Jinjiang Fandian 锦江饭店 Hotel

Dong Zhujun 董竹君 (1900-1997) was the founder of Jinjiang Hotel in Shanghai. I went to visit my ancestors’ grave at Wanan Cemetery in 2003. As I was leaving, I passed by Dong’s. She was commonly addressed as Mr. Dong. So … Continue reading

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Brotherly love

Popo had a half brother who’s much younger, about 30 years her junior.  Junior, a typical playboy or afei 阿飞, grew up with Popo’s father in Shanghai and lived off him too.  Eighth Grandpa 八舅爷 was a successful entrepreneur, had factories … Continue reading

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Yeye and Qu Qiubai 瞿秋白

After graduating from Yuying, the British missionary high school in Beijing, Yeye attended the Russian Speciality School, 俄文专科学院 where he was classmate of Qu Qiubai (also Ch’ü Ch’iu-pai, 1899-1935) was Chinese communist leader who was also an important literary figure, … Continue reading

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Tongzi He 筒子河

Zhongshan Gongyuan 中山公园 or Zhongshan Park was named after Sun Zhongshan, although he was better known as Sun Yatsen. The park is a grand example of imperial architecture and classical Chinese landscape gardening, was one of the few places we … Continue reading

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