|Why Study Mandarin in Shanghai?
Study in Shanghai, and do some business networking while
you practice Chinese. Alongside with the Chinese natives,
many Shanghai expatriates work in finance and commerce
and both are known to work harder than people anywhere
else in China. A city with its own dialect and clear
attitudes about its place in the world, Shanghai is a
place of high ambition, and high-rise buildings too.
Shanghainese consider themselves to be the most cosmopolitan
people in China and the trendsetters of the country.
Reflecting its vibrant past, the city has some interesting
including "Paris of the East", "Queen
of the Orient", and even ¡®Sin City' during the era
of gangs and casino dens in the 1920s.
|Shanghai's Prime Location
Shanghai is the largest city of the People's
Republic of China and the ninth largest in the
world. Shanghai grew radically in the 19th century,
as the city's strategic position at the mouth of the
Yangtze River made it an ideal location for trade.
An important financial and cultural center of China,
Shanghai is also one of the world's busiest ports,
and became the largest cargo port in the world in 2005.
Direct international flights from Shanghai could take
you to any country in the world, but closer still,
you can catch a train to the famous cities of Hangzhou
and Suzhou and be there in a matter of hours.
|Shanghai's Buzzing Economy
Shanghai is famous as the home of Chinese modernity.
Everything new first makes its mark in this enormous
city. If your interest lies in the fields of finance
or commerce and you wish to work in those fields in the
future, then Shanghai is the perfect venue for your study.
Modern development began with economic reforms in 1992,
and since then Shanghai quickly overtook to become the
business center of China. Shanghai now hosts the largest
share market in mainland China.
Shanghai began as a fishing village in the 11th century,
but by the mid 18th century it was an important
area for growing cotton and by the 1800s it was becoming
the largest city in China.Foreigners came to Shanghai
to engage in foreign trade after the Opium Wars.International
concessions, where the foreign traders built their mansions
immune from Chinese law, are still in evidence today.
With so many foreign residents, Shanghai became greatly
influenced by Western culture. It was in Shanghai, for
example, that the first motor car was driven in China
and the first train tracks were laid.
In Shanghai, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiaotong
University are the most respected options for study.
Fudan University is Shanghai's biggest, with a choice
of several different programs and a lively campus north
of the city center. Shanghai Jiaotong University's downtown
campus is an added attraction of studying in this research
oriented comprehensive university.
Fudan University is one of the oldest leading and most
selective universities in
the China, founded in 1905,
shortly before the end of the Qing Dynasty. It is a
comprehensive university highly ranked in physical and
social sciences. Currently, Fudan University enrolls
over 45,000, including full-time students and students
in Continuing Education and Online Education. There
are nearly 1,760 students from overseas.
|Shanghai Jiaotong University
Shanghai Jiaotong University is one
of the oldest and most influential universities in China.
The university is jointly run by the Ministry of Education
and the Shanghai Government. Since 2003, Shanghai Jiaotong
University has produced the Academic Ranking of World
Universities which analyses the top universities in the
world. Along with the Times Higher World University
Rankings, it provides one of the most well-recognized
and respected rankings of prestigious universities.