Historical Geography Research ›› 2020, Vol. 40 ›› Issue (2): 133-143.

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The Transformation of the Hong Temple and the Construction of Urban Social Space in Modern Shanghai

Chen Yunxia   

  1. Institute of literature, Shanghai Academy of Social Science, Shanghai 200235, China
  • Received:2019-09-23 Online:2020-05-20 Published:2020-08-14


After the port opening of Shanghai city, social condition experienced great changes. A founding was that the main worshipers of Hong Temple became the prostitute group. The main reasons of such transformation were the prosperity of prostitution thereby and the policy change for sacrificial ceremonies. Newspapers and modern novels accelerated the transformation of traditional folk beliefs in modern Shanghai as well.

Key words: modern Shanghai City, Hong Temple, prostitution, social space