Huating Road has also bared witness to agreat deal of change in the past century. Here is a little more information about the road itself: Huating Road is approximately 732m long and lies perpendicular to what we now know as Huaihai Middle Road. Huating Road was originally called Maiyang Road (麦阳路), after a French businessman.This name however, changed in 1942 to HuatingRoad.
A brief introduction to the French occupation in Shanghai: On the 6th of April 1849 the French Consulto Shanghai, Charles de Montigny, obtained a proclamation that approved territory, administrative and building rights in Shanghai for a French settlement. It was thus on this date that the French Concession in Shanghai was formerly established. The French maintained this territory in Shanghai from1849 until 1943 when the Vichy French government signed over the settlement area to the pro Japanese government in Nanjing (Nanking), thus ending the almost century long French occupation in Shanghai.