Boats on Suzhou Creek in Shanghai. The creek, also known as the Wusong River, cuts through the city and is crossed by a number of impressive bridges. PHOTO BY PAUL AND BERNICE NOLL.
China’s most populous city first rose to world prominence in the nineteenth century. In the twentieth century, it has been at the forefront of China’s economic and international development.
The city of Shanghai is the largest in China; of China’s four province-level municipalities (the