Street names

The naming of streets in Old Shanghai differed according to area. The French gave French names to virtually all the roads in their Concession. The British likewise, except for the central area of the city where the streets were given the names of Chines cities and provinces. The foreign names have all been scrapped but the Chinese placename streets have been retained. So Nanking Rd of old is now Nanjing Lu, Foochow Rd became Fuzhou Lu, Szechuan Rd became Sichuan Lu etc. Changes of transliteration only. (The city named streets go east-to-west and the provinces north-south). The name of the Bund, the premier street in the city, is originally an Anglo-Indian word, a reflection of Shanghai's position in the global British Imperial network.

The French named their thoroughfares mostly after French dignitaries. Some like Boulevard de Montigny, were named after French consuls and ambassadors to China. (de Montigny was the founder of the French Concession and the first French consul in Shanghai. Some were named after prominent French citizens in Shanghai, such as Pichon, Chapsal or the wine merchant Remi, or after priests who worked in the large Catholic cathedral in Xujiahui at the southwest edge of the French Concession. Others were named after famous people back in France, including Joffre, Corneille and Moliere.


Beijing Lu 			Peking Road			
Beijing Xi Lu			Avenue Road			
Changde Lu			Hart Road			
Changle Lu			Rue Bourgeat			
Changshu Lu			Sayzoong, Route du			
Changming Lu			Brenan Road			
Changyang Lu			Ward Road			
Changzi Dong Lu			Seward Road			
Dalian Lu			Dalny Road			
Daming Lu			Broadway			
Danshui Lu			Rue Chapsal			
Dinghai Lu			Point Road			
Dongdaiming Lu			Seward Road			
Dongdaming Lu			Broadway East			
Donghu Lu			Doumer, Route			
Fengyang Lu			Burkhill Road			
Fenyang Lu			Rue Pichon			
Fumin Lu			Amiral Coubert, Route			
Fuxing Xi Lu			Gustave de Boissezon, Rte			
Fuxing Zhong Lu			Lafayette, Rue			
Fuzhou Lu			Foochow Road			
Gaoan Lu			Cohen, Route			
Gaolan Lu 			Rue Corneille			
Guangdong Lu			Canton Road			
Hami Lu				Rubicon Road			
Henan Zhong Lu			Honan Road			
Hengshan Lu			Petain, Avenue			
Houshan Lu 			Wayside Road			
Huaihai Lu 			Avenue Joffre			
Huashan Lu			Haig, Avenue			
Huangbi Bei Lu 			Mohawk Road			
Huiming Lu 			Baikal Road			
Huqi Lu 			Museum Road			
Jianguo Dong Lu 		Conty, Route			
Jianguo Lu 			Chevalier, Rue 			
Jianguo Xi Lu			J. Frelupt, Rte			
Jiangsu Lu			Edinburgh Road			
Jiangxi Lu			Kiangse Road			
Jinling Dong Lu			Consulat, Rue de			
Jinling Xi Lu			Foch, Avenue (East)			
Jinshan Lu			Astor Road			
Jiujiang Lu			Kiukiang Road			
Lafayette, Rue			Fuxing Zhong Lu			
Liyang Lu			Dixwell Road			
Maoming Bei Lu 			Mulmein Road			
Maoming Nan Lu 			Cardinal Mercier, Route			
Nanjing Xi Lu 			Bubbling Well Road			
Panyu Lu 			Columbia Road			
Renmin Lu			Deux Republics, Blvd des			
Ruijin Er Lu			Pere Robert, Route			
Shaanxi Bei Lu 			Seymour Road			
Shimen Er Lu			Carter Road			
Sichuan Nan Lu			Montauban, Rue			
Tianmu Dong Lu			Boundary Road			
Tongren Lu 			Hardoon Road			
Wanhangdu Lu			Jessfield Road			
Wujiang Lu			Love Lane			
Wujin Lu			Range Road			
Xiangshan Lu 			Rue Moliere			
Xiangyang Nan Lu 		Rue de la Tour			
Xingang Lu			Marcel Tillot, Rue			
Xingle Lu			Paul Henry, Rue			
Xizang Nan Lu 			Boulevard de Montigny			
Xuchang Lu 			Washing Road			
Yanan Dong Lu			Edward VII, Avenue			
Yanan Xi Lu			Great Western Road			
Yanan Zhong Lu			Foch, Avenue (West)			
Yongkang Lu 			Rue Remi			
Yueyang Lu			Ghisi, Route			
Zhoushan Lu 			Chusan Road