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Shanghai Former Residence of Soong Ching Ling (Song Qingling Guju)

No.1843 Huaihai Middle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200020, China
+86 21 6431 4965
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The Soong Ching-ling Memorial Residence in Shanghai is where Soong Ching-ling, or Madame Sun Yat-sen, lived for a long time and a major place she used to work on state affairs. Its main building was built in 1920 and owned by a Greek shipping magnate who built the dwelling in the shape of a ship, perhaps in honor of his adventurous shipping career. Soong Ching-ling was deeply attached to Shanghai, where she spent most of her life. After the founding of the People’s Republic of China, she had to travel frequently between Beijing and Shanghai -- as she put it, she traveled to Beijing “to work” and “returned home” in Shanghai.
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No.1843 Huaihai Middle Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai 200020, China
Former French Concession
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Reviewed 25 October 2017

Soong Ching Ling as the second wife of Sun Yat-sen, one of the leaders of the 1911 revolution that established the Republic of China, she was often referred to as Madame Sun Yat-sen. She was a member of the Soong family and, together with her...More

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Reviewed 9 July 2017

People have a tendency to think that famous people are different; we forget that they are people with lives as strong and fragile as our own. The Soong residence brings to life of Soong Chingling, revered patriot and wife of Sun Yat-sen. What many people...More

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Reviewed 30 May 2017

This museum and adjacent former residence of the much younger wife of Sun Yat-sen was a fortuitous afterthought as a place to visit. It is very popular with locals but worthy of consideration by any visitor looking to learn about 20th century China and enjoy...More

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Reviewed 2 May 2017

Many fabulous old photos and letters. Soong Ching Ling was married to Dr. Sun Yat-sen. She was educated at Wesleyan and the exhibit has some of her letters and speeches. The photos and exhibits have English translations. You could easily spend 2 hours here. We...More

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Reviewed 28 January 2017

This house is located in quiet & by fashionable 淮海中路(Huaihai Middle Road) and makes a former house a memorial hole. Because some places where photography was admitted, I and my wife was able to enjoy it for appreciation enough. The garden which is full of...More

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Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

Was an unexpected visit on 01.12.2016 by dropping by Wukang building photo session. Entrance fee 20 yuan and it worth everything. The authority make this place a museum and show lots of information about Lady Soong. The house of Lady Soong still well preserved and...More

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Reviewed 18 July 2016

Good to learn about the Republic and earlycommunist period. There are many resources in English, so you can escape the PRC twist on things.

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

Not knowing the history I found this place fascinating and incredible the foresight this woman had. Reading her letters, her warnings for the country (China), support for women and education of children was the heart of her mission. We spend a short time - an...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2016

She was really brave to take responsibilities for whole China, and her old house is a really nice palce to visit no matter it's a sunny or rainy day.

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Reviewed 22 March 2016

It's almost impossible to believe what this lady has accomplished in her life. The displays showcased the period the time she studied in the USA at the start of the century to the achievements in her later life. It's inspiring to see an articulate woman...More

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Former French Concession
While there are technical borders to the area formerly
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Concession" of today is an amorphous neighborhood that
is a favorite of the city's foreign residents. While
it is mostly within the Xuhui district, residents will
sometimes include parts of Jing'an and Luwan in their
mental maps of the Former French Concession. The area
seems frozen in time, characterized by quiet,
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