Shanghai Chinese Cultural Experience Site for International Students
Updated: 2014-03-10

♦ Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume

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The Shanghai Museum of Textile and Costume (SMTC), formerly known as the Donghua University Museum of Textile, is located inside Donghua University’s Yan’an Road Campus. Officially opened in January 2009, it is a Shanghai Science Tour Demonstration Site, Shanghai Model Site for Science and Technology, National Model Site for Science and Technology, and a Shanghai Experiencing Chinese Culture Site for International Students.

Spread over 3,000 square meters, the museum is divided into four exhibition halls, including a Science Education Exhibition Hall and three other halls displaying clothing from ancient times, the modern period and minority groups. Situated on the first floor, the Science Education Exhibition Hall features textiles and costumes by illustrating the costume industrial chain and special procedures with the help of advanced technology. The second-floor exhibition hall depicts ancient apparel ranging from the pre-Qin period to the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). The Modern Exhibition Hall and the Minorities Exhibition Hall are located on the third floor. The Modern Exhibition Hall showcases apparel and photos from the late Qing Dynasty to the Minguo period. The Minorities Exhibition, with real apparel and unique multimedia, demonstrates the magnificent costumes and sophisticated weaving techniques of China’s ethnic minorities.

Centering on Chinese textile history and its importance, the SMTC also contributes to academic communication, scientific research and social services. It is a good platform to promote scientific literacy, humanism and fashion awareness among the general public. 

Admission: Free
Hours: 9am to 4pm, Tuesday to Saturday
Telephone: +86-21-6237-3919/ +86-21-6237-8231
Address: 1882, West Yan’an Road, Shanghai (inside Donghua University’s Yan’an Road Campus, near West Zhongshan Road Gate)

Chinese Wushu Museum 

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Chinese Wushu, or martial arts, is an important cultural heritage of China. The Chinese Wushu Museum aims to carry forward Chinese wushu culture and tradition, collect wushu classics, educate the young and promote international communication.

As Shanghai’s science education site, the Chinese Wushu Museum started operation in 2005. Its second phase project was completed in 2007. Situated in the new gym of Shanghai University of Sports, and with a building area of 2,500 square meters, the museum is comprised of four halls, namely the Styles and Weapons Hall, History Hall, Temporary Exhibition Hall, and Three-Dimensional Cinema and Multimedia Interaction Area. The museum is the first to display the history and culture of wushu. It receives 500 visitors per day and is open more than 200 days a year.

Admission: Free
Hours: 9am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays
Address: 399 Changhai Rd, Shanghai
Telephone: +86-21-5125-3386
Transportation: Line 8, Shanghai metro to Neijiang Road or Bus 942, 817, 854, or 61 to Changhai Hospital Station.  

Shanghai Museum of TCM

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The Shanghai Museum of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Shanghai Museum of TCM) reflects the history and development of TCM. Under the supervision of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the museum serves as an education site for China, Shanghai and Pudong district.

Completed in December 2004 and opened in March 2005, the Shanghai Museum of TCM combines four entities, the Medicine History Museum of the Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Medical Association, and Chinese Medicine Specimen Museum with University history Museum. Located in Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park in Pudong district, 25 kilometers from downtown, it now receives 30,000 visitors annually.

The floor area of the Shanghai Museum of TCM, Baicao Garden and Xinglin Garden is 2,200 square meters, 7,300 sq m and 2,000 sq m, respectively. The Shanghai Museum of TCM is a three-story building that is shaped like a circle and a square, signifying a “circular heaven and square Earth,” a traditional Chinese philosophy in which Earth is represented by a square and heaven by a circle. The exhibition halls all reflect traditional Chinese culture and medicine culture. The first floor includes the Medicine History Hall, featuring an exhibition area of 1,340 square meters. The second floor measures 1,285 square meters and consists of five halls themed around health cultivation, acupuncture and moxibustion, TCM culture, TCM therapies and TCM education. The third floor incorporates the University History Hall and TCM Specimen Hall, of which the former boasts an exhibition area of 670 square meters and the latter 645 square meters. The total exhibition area reaches 3,940 square meters.

The museum is equipped with a multi-lingual navigation system. A multimedia demonstration system is also available, featuring an introduction to the Shanghai Museum of TCM, a typical therapy display, the history of acupuncture, marine medical resources and real medicine identification. The Shanghai Museum of TCM often hosts TCM identification, collection and appreciation activities. As an education site, it has activities where students can identify medicine and create herbal medicine samples. Lectures on health cultivation and TCM identification are also hosted. Visitors can purchase souvenirs, TCM books and acupuncture equipment in the service department.

Address: 1200, Cailun Rd, Pudong District, Shanghai, 201203
Route 1: Line 2, Shanghai metro to Zhangjiang Hi-Tech Park, transfer to the Zhanagjiang tram to Cailun Road, Jinke Road Station (south gate of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University)
Route 2: Bus 609 to Cailun Road and Huatuo Road Station (south gate of Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University)
Route 3: Daqiao Line 6 or Daqiao Line 5 to Shanghai Traditional Chinese Medicine University (west gate)
Telephone: +86-21-5132-2710/5132-2712/5132-2721
Fax: +86-21-5132-2712
Hours: 9am to 4pm (closed on Monday; open during Spring Festival and National Day)
Admission: 15 yuan ($2.47) for adults; 12 yuan for groups with a minimum number of 10 (booking required); 30 percent discount for teenager groups


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