The Huangpu River is the mother river of Shanghai City, which witnesses the ups and downs of this great city. It is regarded as the symbol and epitome of Shanghai City, and a very important place to go if you pay a visit to Shanghai City.
The Bund – Buildings Group
One of the key features of the Bund is the contrast it provides. On the West side of Zhongshan Road sits the historic European style buildings,this is called ´Puxi´ . Just opposite on the Eastern side of the river is the area called ´Pudong´ where Shanghai´s most modern constructions can be seen.
Medhurst left Shanghai and returned to London in 1856, and died there in January of the following year. After Medhurst died, his oxen-driven press was sold, and the buyer was the Zilin Company, the owner of the "North China Herald".
At this time, Shanghai was called the Hollywood of the East. At that time, all the major European and American movie studios had distribution arrangements in Shanghai, and Hollywood movies were shown here at the same time as in the US.