Xuhui District

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Xujiahui Business District
Xujiahui Business District
Xuhui in Shanghai
Xuhui in Shanghai
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Xuhui District
Simplified Chinese徐汇区
Traditional Chinese徐匯區

Xuhui District is a core urban district of Shanghai. It has a land area of 54.76 km2 (21.14 sq mi) and a population of 982,200 as of 2008.[1]

The Xuhui District is centred on Xujiahui, after which it is named. Xujiahui was historically land owned by Ming dynasty bureaucrat and scientist Xu Guangqi, and later donated to the Roman Catholic Church. Being the core of Catholic Shanghai, the Xuhui District formed, together with neighbouring Luwan District, the former French Concession of Shanghai. Vestiges of the French influence can still be seen in the St. Ignatius Cathedral of Shanghai, Xuhui College, the Xujiahui Observatory, and some remaining boulevards and French-style districts.

Parts of today's Xuhui District were once the premier residential districts of Shanghai. After the revolution, however, the large estates near Xujiahui were turned into factories.[citation needed] In the 1990s, the Shanghai municipal government developed the district as a commercial zone.[citation needed] A once-prominent commercial area in the district was the Xiangyang Crafts and Gifts Market, a haven for souvenirs and intellectual property-infringing products; it was closed on June 30, 2006 by municipal authorities.

Xujiahui itself has been redeveloped as a commercial centre, with a proliferation of large-scale shopping centres and department stores. Now it is a major shopping destination in the city, with shopping malls such as Grand Gateway Shanghai and Pacific Sogo.

The educational tradition begun by Jesuits in Xuhui continues with Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the premier university in China. The district also has some of the best secondary schools in the municipality, such as South West Weiyu Middle School, Shanghai High School and Nanyang Model High School.

A number of former residences of prominent personalities remain, including Soong Ching-ling and Sun Yat-sen's former residence. Yao Ming of Houston Rockets was a resident of the district. Luo "Ferrari 430" Feichi currently lives in Xuhui.[2]

Xuhui District has 10 sub-districts and two townships.


Home Inn has its headquarters in Xuhui.[3] Toei Animation Shanghai has its head office in Unit 807 of Feidiao International Plaza in the district.[4]

Township-level subdivisions[edit]

Xuhui District has twelve subdistricts, one town and one special township-level division.

Name[5] Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Shanghainese Romanization Population (2010)[6] Area (km2)
Caohejing Sudistrict 漕河泾街道 Cáohéjīng Jiēdào dzo wu cin ga do 97,917 5.26
Changqiao Subdistrict 长桥街道 Chángqiáo Jiēdào tzan djio ga do 118,872 15.3
Fenglin Road Subdistrict 枫林路街道 Fēnglínlù Jiēdào fon lin lu ga do 112,400 2.69
Hongmei Road Subdistrict 虹梅路街道 Hóngméilù Jiēdào ron me lu ga do 34,877 5.98
Hunan Road Subdistrict 湖南路街道 Húnánlù Jiēdào wu neu lu ga do 36,281 1.72
Kangjian Xincun Subdistrict 康健新村街道 Kāngjiàn Xīncūn Jiēdào khaon dji sin tsen ga do 100,444 4.07
Lingyun Road Subdistrict 凌云路街道 Língyún lù Jiēdào lin yun lu ga do 108,582 3.58
Longhua Subdistrict 龙华街道 Lónghuá Jiēdào lon rau ga do 85,769 6.53
Tianlin Subdistrict 田林街道 Tiánlín Jiēdào di lin ga do 97,171 4.19
Tianping Road Subdistrict 天平路街道 Tiānpínglù Jiēdào thi bin lu ga do 60,533 2.69
Xietu Road Subdistrict 斜土路街道 Xiétǔlù Jiēdào zia thu lu ga do 69,710 2.67
Xujiahui Subdistrict 徐家汇街道 Xújiāhuì Jiēdào xi ga we ga do 92,915 4.04
Huajing town 华泾镇 Huájīng Zhèn rau cin tzen 67,415 8.04
Caohejing Hi-tech Park 漕河泾新兴技术开发区 Cáohéjīng Xīnxīng Jìshù Kāifāqū dzo wu cin sin xin djij dzeq khe faq chiu 2,244 10.70



Xuhui is currently served by seven metro lines operated by Shanghai Metro and one suburban line operated by China Railway:


Schools in Xuhui District include:


  1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University[7]
  2. East China University of Science and Technology[8]
  3. Shanghai Normal University[9]
  4. Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine[10]
  5. Shanghai Conservatory of Music[11]

High School:

1. Nan Yang Model High School[12]

2. Shanghai Xuhui High School[13]

3. Shanghai Weiyu High School[14]

4. Shanghai High School[15]

5. Shanghai Fifty-forth High School[16]


  1. ^ "Population and Employment". shanghai.gov.cn. Shanghai Municipal People's Government. Retrieved 31 July 2011.
  2. ^ http://weibo.com/ig430
  3. ^ "Investor Relations Home." Home Inn. Retrieved on February 18, 2013. "Headquarters Home Inns & Hotels Management Inc. No.124 Cao Bao Road, Xu Hui District Shanghai 200235, PRC" - Chinese address: "上海市徐汇区漕宝路124号"
  4. ^ "AFFILIATED COMPANIES Archived December 27, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.." Toei Animation. Retrieved on November 17, 2011. "Unit807, Feidiao International Plaza, No.1065, Zhaojiabang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China"
  5. ^ 徐汇区-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  6. ^ Census Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China; Population and Employment Statistics Division of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012). 中国2010人口普查分乡、镇、街道资料 (1 ed.). Beijing: China Statistics Print. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.
  7. ^ 上海交通大学. www.sjtu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  8. ^ 华东理工大学. www.ecust.edu.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  9. ^ 上海师范大学. www.shnu.edu.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  10. ^ shutcm - 首 页. www.shutcm.edu.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  11. ^ 上海音乐学院. www.shcmusic.edu.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  12. ^ 上海特蓝信息:为客户着想,帮客户盈利. 上海市南洋模范中学,民办南模,中学国际课程,招生一览. www.nanmo.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  13. ^ 上海市徐汇中学欢迎您. xhzx.xhedu.sh.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  14. ^ 位育中学. www.weiyu.sh.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  15. ^ 上海中学欢迎您. www.shs.sh.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.
  16. ^ 首页 - 上海市第五十四中学. wszx.xhedu.sh.cn. Retrieved 2017-09-28.

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Coordinates: 31°11′N 121°26′E / 31.183°N 121.433°E / 31.183; 121.433