Introduction

Pǔdōng is brand-spanking-new Shànghǎi, sprawling east with seemingly infinite high-rises and skyscrapers from the Huángpǔ River’s far bank. A dazzling cosmos of high-altitude five-star hotels, banks, Maglev trains, giant TV screens and, less glamorously, faceless residential towers, it’s all set to a backdrop of roaring traffic and construction work.