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Shanghai and Suzhou II - Tongli, Yu Yuan, Jade Buddha Temple

The area around the Yangtze delta and south of the river is called Jiangnan. In Chinese, the name simply means south of the Yangtze. The area includes Shanghai and Suzhou and has particular geographical characteristics that have shaped its development and economy through history. Each area of China has a unique history. What is called China today is not a monolithic culture but a blend that is as rich in cultural differences as is Europe.

The following groups of photographs include the area west of Shanghai, the canal area around Suzhou, Tiger Hill in Suzhou, Tongli village in the Suzhou area, Yu Yuan - an ancient garden in Shanghai, and the Jade Buddha Temple in Shanghai. Some links are provided to various topics along the way to help you navigate. Simply click on a photograph to go to the page.

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10296clwJiangnan_Shanghai Jiangnan development
10328wJiangnan_Shanghai Suzhou area
Along the Grand Canal
10344suchpag Suzhou and Tiger Hill
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9682wYuYuan Yu Yuan Area
9691wYuYuan Yu Yuan - the garden history
9711wYuYuan Yu Yuan merchants 1700s
9717wYuYuan Yu Yuan - Garden views
9729wYuYuan Yuan Dynasty Lions
9739wYuYuan Yu Yuan Architecture
9766wYuYuan Yu Yuan
Foreign Concessions and map
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Small Dagger Society
9786wYuYuan Yu Yuan
Taiping Attack
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Twin Dragons
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Japanese occupation
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Scholar's Stone
9807wYuYuan Yu Yuan
9999ajbcour2JadeTemple Jade Buddha Temple
9999broomJadeTemple  Jade Buddha Temple

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