The post from May describes Shui Ying growing up in a small village in Sichuan. Following a tragedy in her family, her mother sends her to find a job in Shanghai. She spends the first night in this hostel.
Shui Ying is overwhelmed being in one of the largest cities in the world.
She spends time at People (Renmin) Square feeding the pigeons. The most important event in the book happens in People Square subway station. Shui Ying leaves the subway and Emily enters and takes her seat.
She walks on the Bund along the Huangpu River looking at Pudong on the other side. She sees the same view when she visits the M on the Bund Restaurant,
When she's reunited with Liang, they go to Oriental Peal TV Tower and view Shanghai,
and they eat the Stinky Tofu.
They stroll along Nanjing Road and check the book stores in Fuzhou Road.
An old song about Shanghai is by Frances Yip.
When Shui Ying disappears, Emily and her friends search for her in the Jade Buddah Temple in Shanghai.
When Shui Ying and Emily meet in Shanghai, they go shopping at Nanjing Road. It is the main shopping street in Shanghai and one of the world's busiest shopping streets.
One of the famous people born in Shanghai is basketball player, Yao Ming. Shui Ying watches him playing in the Beijing 2008 Olympics.