General Information of Shanghai
Shanghai is the largest city and financial centre of China. It is located
on the East China coast. Total land area is 6,340.5 square kilometers.
The city's Chongming Island is the third largest island in China, covering
an area of 1,041 square kilometers. The total population is around 15
million, of which around eight million living in the downtown area. The
population of foreign guest roughly reach to 70,000.
Travel in Shanghai
Shanghai has good transportation and communications links. Public transportation
methods including two subways that is metro line 1, 2 and one skytrain
peal line. And more lines still under construction. And bus covers whole
downtown area of the city. Texi is more convenient and most of the drivers
can understand English. You could find the information on transportation
in map of Shanghai.
Official language is Chinese. Most of the young people and texi drivers
can understand English. Shanghai also has its own distinctive dialect,
different from Mandarin.
Climate and Weather
With a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate, Shanghai
enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall
every year. Annual rainfall is 1,302 millimeters with increased rainfall
from May to September. Normally, August and September is in the hot
season. Below you could find the mean temperature of August and September
in Shanghai. It may be cool in the morning and evening. Lightweight
clothing and umbrella are recommended to bring.
You can also get the latest information about the weather of shanghai
by referring to: http://www.worldweather.org/001/c00240.htm
Shanghai is located at 31'14' north latitude and 121'29' east longitude.
Like the rest of China, time in Shanghai is eight hours ahead of GMT.
Location of Tongji University
Tongji University is a multi-campus univerisity covering 1,514,739 square
meters. Its main campus is on 1239 Siping Road, Yangpu District.
You could also get more information about Shanghai by access to: http://www.shanghai.gov.cn/shanghai/node8059/index.html
The electricity is supplied at 220V, 50Hz in China.