7 June 2013

This is Shanghai

Shanghai is one of the most fascinating of world cities in terms of its history and also what it represents today.  Although we may associate today’s skyline with skyscrapers the first was not built until 1980.  The city juxtaposes grasping capitalism within a communist hierarchy with ultra-modern buildings towering about its citizens, many of whom still live fairly traditional existences.  It is a place of contrast to say the very least.

The video was created by photographer Rob Whitworth and urban identity expert JT Singh.  It is Shanghai as it has never been seen before. Yet watching this you are left in no mind why some say that this is China’s century.