Jing'an Park

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Jing'an Park (Chinese: 静安公园; pinyin: Jīng'ān Gōngyuán) is a park located at the Western section of Nanjing Road, just opposite the Jing'an Temple in Shanghai, China. It occupies the site of the former Bubbling Well cemetery.

Location[edit]

The park is located at the crossing of Nanjing Road and Changshu Road, extending over the area south of Jing'an Temple Station.

Bubbling Well cemetery[edit]

What today constitutes the Western section of Nanjing Road was originally called Bubbling Well Road. Bubbling Well cemetery was opened in 1898 and closed in 1951 with redevelopment into a park taking place in 1954.[1] Allegedly, the lane of plane trees down Jing'an Park's centre is a surviving feature of the former cemetery.[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Bubbling Well Cemetery (Jing'an), opened 1898, closed 1951, total burials c.5,500, total cremations, c.1,350. In the winter of 1953-54 the cemetery was reclaimed for redevelopment ... There were 43 British naval and 13 British military graves. In the process of removal of the military graves the Chinese authorities deliberately obliterated all details other than names (see PRO file FO 369/5018, 1954). The present Jing'an Park occupies the site." As seen at: "Chinese Maritime Customs Project". University of Bristol. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. ^ John Gittings (27 October 2001). "Re: Shanghai "Bubbling Well Cementery [sic]"". Retrieved 25 July 2011. 

Coordinates: 31°13′20″N 121°26′48″E / 31.2222°N 121.4468°E / 31.2222; 121.4468