Shanghainese are always proud of Shanghai with cosmopolitan background as the center of China's culture of fashion. The brand name of Shanghai sounds impressive to folks in China and overseas as well.
The Wu dialect is spoken by 80 million folks and Cantonese circa 70 million as estimated.
Shanghai has the reputation as the melting pot gaining currency with momentum from lots of High-Rises as the gateway to be the host of World Expo from May 1 to Oct.31,2010. The Bund has been renovated with half a million folks to enjoy the view to Pudong on March 28,2010.
Teachers are respected from the Confucian tradition and heritage and the students aim to study economics with pragmatic awareness.
Book by author Jeffrey Wasserstrom: Global Shanghai 1850-2010. May be searched online.
Francis Shieh a.k.a. Xie Shihao,a native of Shanghai since 1926 and a blogger since 2000.
Monday, March 29, 2010 at 6.18 a.m.