• Learn more about China

    From public life to getting visas prepared, learn more here.

  • Where to live?

    This is one of the most important decisions when you move to Shanghai, get an overview here.

  • Things to do

    Shanghai has an abundance of activities for families and young children.

  • Directory

    Useful contacts and emergency information for life in Shanghai

  • Our Schools in Shanghai

    Learn more about our two campuses in Shanghai, Pudong and Puxi

  • Shanghai Life

    Now you have settled into Shanghai, its time to explore its rich history and culture.


Shanghai has featured in many local and global blockbusters. We have listed some of the best.

    You can catch some of these films at local cinemas in Shanghai on their release.

    Code 46 

    Michael Winterbottom (2003)

    A dark, Orwellian sci-fi thriller with Shanghai as the backdrop. 

    Jasmine Women 

    Hou Yong (2004)

    A story about three generations of Shanghai women. 

    Shanghai Triad 

    Zhang Yimou (1995)

    A gangster film set in 1930s Shanghai. This is Shanghai’s version of The Godfather.

    Suzhou River 

    Lou Ye (2000)

    A very surreal tale of lust and lost love set in poor, industrial Shanghai. 

    Mission: Impossible III 

    JJ Abrams (2006)

    Tom Cruise swings and leaps from the city’s skyscrapers, landing in the canal town of Xitang.

    Shanghai Calling

    Daniel Hsia (2012)

    Romantic comedy set in modern Shanghai highlighting the ups and downs of expat life.


    Spike Jonze (2014)

    Joaquin Phoenix stars in a future dystopia of LA, set in the Lujiazui District of Shanghai.