Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva
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Cleaning up the history, one plaque at a time

Mansion Hotel – plaque sanitized and (already mild) references to gangster origins removed:

The text on the hotel's website changed the definition of Du Yuesheng from infamous to most powerful, so it does not sound these guys were thugs and parasites:
"...the Mansion Hotel was originally built as the residence of Sun Ting Sun, a partner of the infamous Shanghai syndicate boss Du Yue Sheng..." (source)
"The Mansion Hotel Shanghai is originally [...] built as the club house of Du Yue-Sheng, China's most powerful syndicate boss." (source)

Sea Merchants' Guildhall 商船会馆 – eaves and brackets remade and repainted:


Tags: architecture, crime, dongjiadu, du yuesheng, fake, history, preservation, sea merchants' guildhall, shanghai, 商船会馆, 杜月笙, 董家渡
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