14th Conference of
the International Linear Algebra Society

Department of Mathematics, Shanghai University
Shanghai, P.R.China
July 16-20, 2007

Shanghai:City Attractions
The largest city in China, Shanghai contains the most striking blend of oriental and western cultures and of the past and present.

In this city, European-style buildings can be seen standing alongside typical Chinese structures and ancient temples. Modern ocean-going vessels sail past junks.

A flourishing commercial and industrial center, Shanghai has a population of over 12 million and a land area of 3,355 square miles.

With a pleasant northern subtropical maritime monsoon climate, Shanghai enjoys four distinct seasons, generous sunshine and abundant rainfall every year.

Oriental Pearl TV Tower ¡¡
Shanghai Oriental Pearl TV Tower was completed on Oct. 1, 1994. It is 468 m high, being the highest in Asia and the third highest in the world.

It stands opposite to the bund on the west bank.The architectural modeling of the tower is unique, expressing the flavor of oriental culture. The structure of the tower consists of 11 spheres, different in sizes and arranged at different levels, hanging from the sky down to the green lawns.

It expresses the artistic concept of ¡°pearls, big and small, dropping on a jade plate¡±. The body of the tower is formed of two huge glittering spheres and one small delicate sphere; the sightseeing level in the upper sphere is 45 m in circumference, 263 m high, offering a bird¡¯s-eye view of the city. It has become a symbolic architecture and a favorable spot for tourists in Shanghai.

The People's Square Located at the center of Shanghai, the People¡¯s Square is a garden-like square that integrates administration, culture, transportation, and commerce.

To the north of the square is Shanghai People¡¯s Government, to the northwest is Shanghai Grand Theatre, to the northeast is Shanghai Urban Planning Exhibition Hall, and to the south is Shanghai Museum.

Renmin Avenue, which runs in the middle of the square, has a 17-meter-wide green belt on both sides. The total area of greening of the People¡¯s Square reaches 80 thousand square meters, turning the square into an oasis in the center of Shanghai.

Yuyuan garden is northeast of the Old Town. A high official had it designed in the Suzhou style as a private garden and built from 1559-1577.

In spite of its relatively small area of two hectares, it seems considerably larger due to the skillful arrangement of 30 different landscape scenes.

It is more impressive and romantic, if it is possible to visit it in the early morning hours in order to enjoy it alone.

Yuyuan Garden
Riverside Promenade The Riverside Promenade runs from Dongchang Road Ferry corssing along the Huangpu River, passing by the Oriental Pearl TV Tower to Taitongzhan Wharf, with a total length of 2,500 m.

Standing on the west bank of the river one can see the beautiful Riverside Promenade, called the ¡°New Bund¡± of Pudong, which combines a flood-control embankment, a riverside throughfare, a waterside terrace, a music fountain and a yacht wharf into an attractive scenic sight.

Beijing is located in northern China, close to Tianjin Municipality and partially surrounded by Hebei Province. The city covers an area of more than 16,800 square kilometers (6,487 square miles) and has a population of 13.82 million people. Beijing is at its best in late spring and autumn, particularly during the months of May, September, and October when people can enjoy bright sunshine and blue skies.

Famous Sights: Summer Palace (Yiheyuan), Tiananmen Square (Gate of Heavenly Peace), the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Behai Park, Ming Tombs, the Temple of Heaven

Xian, the eternal city, records the great changes of the Chinese nation just like a living history book. Called Chang'an in ancient times, Xian is one of the birthplaces of the ancient civilization in the Yellow River Basin area of the country. During Xian's 3,100 year development, 13 dynasties such as Zhou, Qin, Han and Tang placed their capitals here.So far, Xian enjoys equal fame with Athens, Cairo, and Rome as one of the four major ancient civilization capitals.

Famous Sights: Museum of Qin Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, Forest of Stone Steles Museum, Mausoleum of Emperor Qin Shi Huang, Shaanxi Provincial History Museum, Xi¡¯an City Wall, the Wild Goose Pagoda

Guangxi: Just as Xi'an is a must when you travel to China, so is Guilin. The stunning landscape in which the city is situated has a kind of magic that is all its own. The strangely shaped hills, or karsts, with the verdant vegetation ranging from bamboo to conifers together with wonderful caves make Guilin such an attraction for tourists.

Other Famous Sights: Li River Scenery, Reed Flute Cave (Lu Di Yan), Elephant Trunk Hill(Xiangbishan)

Zhejiang: In terms of beauty, Zhejiang has long been a scenic spot for tourists since ancient time. It also enjoys a tremendous reputation in the long history of Chinese Buddhism. In a word, Zhejiang is not only a marvelous scenic travel destination, but is also known as a land of fish and rice, and the beautiful silk.

Famous Sights:

Suzhou: Tiger Hill , Lion Grove Garden , Panmen Gate

Hangzhou: West Lake , Lingyin Temple , the Flying Peak , the Six Harmonies (Liuhe) Pagoda, Hupao Spring (Tiger Running Spring)

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