The Australia-China Chamber of Commerce and Industry of New South Wales
We are initiating a catalogue of
Web sites that contain useful information about China’s cities, starting with
Shanghai and Ningbo.
When you click either of the links below, you will exit from the
Chamber’s Web site. Since we add to
the resources or links in our site each week, we hope you will return soon.
History of Shanghai, by Huang Nanzhen.
The author is currently enrolled for Master of Urban Development and
Design at the University of New South Wales.
The information on his Internet site was submitted as a project for
History of Urban Development earlier this year.
We are particularly keen to
feature the work of Chinese students in Australia. Huang Nanzhen is from Shanghai and this gives special
significance to his account of the city’s development. We hope to have more of these in our
catalogue in the near future.
Note that the text and graphics
showing the development history of Shanghai are available on a Web site that
may become congested. If it fails to
download on the first attempt, try again later.
Ningbo Cultural Heritage
Conservation in Urban Upgrading, by the World Bank. This is part of the World Bank’s
multicities development project with Zhejiang Province. As they state, “Ningbo is an example of a city
working hard to resolve the conflicts between rapid urbanisation, economic
growth and the conservation of cultural heritage”.
It is a pictorial presentation of recent urban
improvements and restorations in Ningbo, with 36 excellent digital
photographs and graphics.
For anyone who expects to visit Shanghai or
Ningbo in the near future, these sites should not be missed. For the rest of us, the sites are certain
to add interest.