Katya Knyazeva is a journalist and photographer from Siberia who has been living in Shanghai since 2006. Her interest in transitional neighborhoods led her into history, urban studies, and journalism – as well as guiding visitors through Shanghai’s secret lanes. She is the author of "Shanghai Old Town: Topography of a Phantom City," a two-volume historical atlas of Shanghai's old city.
The old town has the most vibrant street life and historically rich lanes in all of Shanghai, yet it is largely undiscovered by visitors. This walk takes you through lesser-known, unrestored parts of the old town – a labyrinth that harbors archaic... More»