The most populous city in China, Shanghai is a thrilling destination.

Distinctive periods of history are evident in the classical YuYuan rock gardens, the shikumen townhouse residences, colonial architecture of the Bund, and more recently, construction cranes and towering glass skyscrapers. This important port city absorbed influences from around the world for the past few centuries. Now it is setting the pace in business, fashion, and culture.

The Matador community of expats and travelers have contributed Shanghai shopping guides and tips for learning Mandarin. In addition, there are recommendations for studying at popular Shanghai schools like Fudan University and Shanghai Jiatong University. If you’ve got an expat teaching or learning experience to share about Shanghai, we’d love to hear from you.