Fuxing Park

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Fuxing Park
Fuxing Park, Shanghai.JPG
LocationShanghai, Luwan District, China
Clearing in the park

Fuxing Park (simplified Chinese: 复兴公园; traditional Chinese: 復興公園; pinyin: Fùxīng gōngyuán) is located in the former French Concession of Shanghai, China, in Luwan District near Nanchang Road; the main entrance is at the cross street of Fuxingzhong Road and Chongqingnan Road. It was once the largest park in Shanghai. The park was laid out by the French in 1909.[1][2] The park, about 10 ha. in size, is designed in the French style, with a lake, fountains, covered pavilions, and flowerbeds. Early morning, the park fills with dancers, card players, mahjong enthusiasts, and tai chi solo and group artists.[3] According to Time magazine's Hannah Beech, it is one of the must-see sights in Shanghai.[4]

The park was originally named Gu's Park, but during the French occupation it became a military encampment.[5] After the French, the Japanese renamed the park "Daxing Park." Finally, in the mid 20th century, the Chinese regained control of the park land and dubbed it "Fuxing Park."[6][7][8] The park was fully rehabilitated in 2008, in time for its 100th anniversary. Design was executed by WAA International Ltd, a Canadian WOFE created in Shanghai in 2004 under the leadership of Vincent Asselin C.Q., CSLA Fellow and Shanghai Silver Magnolia Medal awardee.

Statue of Marx and Engels
Pathway in the park
Covered alley

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  1. ^ Pitts, Christopher (April 2013). "Fuxing Park". Pocket Shanghai (3rd ed.). Lonely Planet. p. 64. ISBN 978-1-74179-963-7.
  2. ^ 时尚先锋:复兴公园 (in Chinese). Library of Yangpu District. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-15.
  3. ^ "City Weekend, Fuxing Park Description and Location". Cityweekend.com.cn. 2009-05-27. Archived from the original on 2013-03-10. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  4. ^ Beech, Hannah (2001-10-08). "Shanghai Surprise". Time. Archived from the original on March 6, 2008. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  5. ^ "Hot Spot". Time. 2000-06-05. Archived from the original on December 14, 2000. Retrieved 2009-07-05.
  6. ^ "Frommer's Fuxing Gongyuan (Fuxing Park)". Frommers.com. Retrieved 2012-12-25.
  7. ^ 上海市地方志办公室; 上海市绿化管理局 (2007). 上海名园志 (in Chinese). ISBN 9787806858851.
  8. ^ 复兴公园度过105岁生日 位列中国十大受欢迎公园 (in Chinese). Xinhua Net. Archived from the original on 2014-08-19. Retrieved 2014-08-15.

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Coordinates: 31°13′08″N 121°27′51″E / 31.21899°N 121.464163°E / 31.21899; 121.464163