Must-Visit Famous Residences in Qingdao

During the late Qing Dynasty and the Republican era, many cultural celebrities left their footprints in Qingdao through various coincidences. Lao She wrote "Camel Xiangzi" in Qingdao, Wen Yiduo completed his magnificent transformation into a scholar in Qingdao, and Liang Shiqiu left the most beautiful memories of his life in Qingdao.

Lao She came to Qingdao in 1934 and worked at Shandong University until 1937. He resided in this apartment most of the time. This is one of his three rented residences in Qingdao, with the other two located on Laiwu Road and Jinkou Road. He wrote many novels, essays, and miscellaneous essays here, including the famous novel "Rickshaw Boy". The second floor was occupied by the three siblings: Huang Zongjiang, Huang Zongluo, and Huang Zongying.

Wen Yiduo's former residence

Wen Yiduo's former residence is located at No. 5 Yushan Road, Nanshan District, Qingdao City, Shandong Province, China. The building was constructed in the 1920s and features a Southern European architectural style. It has two floors, a basement, and an attic, with a roof in a four-slope shape. The total area is 214 square meters, and the building area is 607 square meters. Wen Yiduo lived in a room on the south side, which was about 20 square meters in size. From August 1930 to the summer of 1932, he served as the dean of the Faculty of Literature and the head of the Chinese Department at Qingdao University, and lived in this building, which is also known as the "Yiduo Building".
Lu Xun Park is a free and open coastal park in Qingdao. It has large areas of reddish-brown rock formations by the sea, which makes for a unique scenery. Many couples come here to take their wedding photos. It's very relaxing to walk along the seaside trail, listen to the sound of waves crashing against the rocks, or go up to the pavilion on a high rock to enjoy a distant view of the sea.
Liáng Shíqiū's former residence, built in 1928, was the home of Liáng Shíqiū during his time teaching at the Foreign Language Department of Shandong University in the 1930s. It is a mixed-style building with brick and stone structure, covering an area of 546.69 square meters and a construction area of 447 square meters. It has 2 floors above ground and 1 floor underground, with a granite wall base and a red tile sloping roof. The entrance hall faces south, with a canopy above the second-floor entrance. The interior has wooden floors and no carvings. The entire building is simple and practical.
Shen Congwen lived here during his teaching period at the Chinese Literature Department of Qingdao University from 1931 to 1933. In 1932, Ba Jin also stayed at Shen Congwen's residence in Qingdao. Shen Congwen wrote famous works such as "Autobiography of Congwen", "Remembering Ding Ling", "Scenes Under the Moon", and "The Eight Galloping Horses". "Border Town" was also conceived during this period. Fushan Road is a famous street for celebrities, and there are also many famous people's former residences nearby.
Kang Youwei was the main leader of the late Qing Dynasty's reform movement. After the failure of the reform, he went into exile overseas and returned to his homeland after the Xinhai Revolution. In 1923, Kang Youwei bought this building in Qingdao and was very satisfied with it, saying "Qingdao's house is the best I have ever had" and "this house is small but the garden is very large, with only a hundred steps from the sea". Kang Youwei used to stay here for a period of time every year until he passed away in Tianyou Garden on March 31, 1927.