Xu Guangqi Memorial Hall

Location : No.17 Nandan Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, China (inside the Guangqi Park)



Overview

Overview

Xu Guangqi (1562-1633), born in Shanghai, was the successful candidate in the highest imperial examination in the late Ming Dynasty. He successively held the position of Grand Guardian of the Heir Apparent, Minister of Rites and Grand Secretary of the Royal Library. He was buried in today's Guangqi park in Xujiahui in 1641. He introduced Western science and technology and made great contributions to mathematics, astronomy, agriculture, military and other fields. He was honored as the patriotic scientist in the late Ming Dynasty and the first person engaged in cultural exchanges between China and the West. Xu Guangqi Memorial Hall is located at No.17, Nandan Road where Nanchunhua House, the typical residential building of the Ming Dynasty, was reconstructed. It covers more than 400sqm with the display area of more than 220sqm. The Memorial Hall is divided into four parts; Global Vision, Scientific Spirit, Patriotism and Lofty Sentiments. It collects precious materials such as the portrait of Xu Guangqi, original manuscripts, handwritings and works, showing the practical and contemporary significance of Xu Guangqi's spirit.

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公交:43路、205路、987路等 地铁:1、9、11号线徐家汇站8号出口

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