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Joint International Meeting of the American Mathematical Society and the Chinese Mathematical Society
Shanghai, People’s Republic of China

Fudan University

  • June 11–14, 2018
  • Monday – Thursday
  • Meeting #1140
  • Associate secretary: Steven H. Weintraub


The Chinese Mathematical Society has suggested some hotels for participants of the meeting while they are in Shanghai. Should participants choose to utilize a room at one of these properties, all arrangements should be made via the local organizer's website. See a list of suggested properties.

Please note, hotel reservations are only valid after a meeting registration fee payment has been collected via the online registration form. Once registered, meeting participants must then log-in and following the instructions listed on the site to reserve a room.

One sleeping room may be booked per person, per day and reservations can be made for a maximum of five days in total. All reservations for these rooms will be paid for on-site, at the venue, upon arriving in Shanghai. The pricing listed for accommodations in the hotel descriptions below are for reference and may not be the price you pay on-site. The AMS is not responsible for rate changes or for the quality of the accommodations.

Hotels have varying cancellation and early checkout penalties; be sure to ask for details.

Crowne Plaza(*****)

199 Handan Road, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Phone: 86-21-55529999
Sample rates for a deluxe room are CNY 800 per night for a room with a king-sized bed and CNY 850 for a room with two twin beds. Amenities include indoor swimming pool, fitness center, spa, three restaurants, two lounges, in-room dining, business center, and free wireless Internet in guest rooms and public spaces. Check-in time is 2:00 pm and check-out time is noon. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Shanghai Fuxuan Hotel(****)

400 Guoding Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Phone: 86-21-51017070
The sample rate for a deluxe room is CNY 580 per night for a room with a king-sized bed or a room with two twin beds. Amenities include central air-conditioning, mini refrigerators in-room, a restaurant, a lounge, in-room dining, and a business center. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Fudan Yanyuan Hotel(***)

270 Zhengtong Road, Yangpu District, Shanghai, People's Republic of China
Phone: 86-21-31200354
The sample rate for a superior room is CNY 300 per night for a room with a king-sized bed. Amenities include central air-conditioning, a restaurant, complimentary parking, and a business center. Cancellation and early check-out policies vary; be sure to check when you make your reservation.

Local Information/Tourism

Fudan University will host this meeting. The campus is laid out as a main area consisting of the Handan Street Campus and Jiangwan New Campus areas, along with two side campuses, Fenglin Campus and Zhangjiang Campus.

Local tourism information and maps: this site offers details on general travel information, accommodations, restaurants and transportation in Shanghai.

Chinese currency is called Yuan Renminbi (literally people's currency), often abbreviated as RMB or CNY. RMB/CNY is issued in both notes and coins. The denominations of paper notes include 100, 50, 20, 10, 5, 2 and 1 Yuan; 5, 2, and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2, and 1 Fen. The denominations of coins are 1 Yuan; 5, 2 and 1 Jiao; and 5, 2, and 1 Fen. At the time of publication of this announcement the exchange rate was US$1 is equal to 6.31612 CNY. Cash (foreign currency) can be exchanged upon arrival at the international airports of Shanghai. Also most hotels offer foreign exchange services and exchange cash and travelers cheques. The Bank of China exchanges money and travelers cheques. Banking hours are typically Mondays through Fridays, 9 am to 5 pm.

Major credit cards can be accepted at most hotels, tourist shops and some department stores. It is highly reccomended that you notify your bank of your international travel, and the potential legitimate use of your card abroad, prior to leaving the U.S.

Shanghai's electrical current is supplied at 220 volts, 50 cycles. The most common plug types are the dual and three-pointed prongs, which are different from the western plugs. Please note, China runs on 220 volts, which will burn 110-volt appliances.

Registration and Meeting Information

Advanced registration is available on-line, until the deadline of May 10, 2018. The rate for advanced registration for the meeting excluding lunch is CNY 700 and the advanced registration fee including lunch is CNY 900.

Registration is also available onsite starting on June 11, 2018. The rate for on-site registration for the meeting excluding lunch is CNY 1000 and the on-site registration fee including lunch is CNY 1200. Lunch tickets may be purchased on-site at the registration desk at a cost of CNY 50 for each meal.

Invoices are available as documentation of registration fees. Please fill out the information related to the invoice at the time of registration, including invoice type, invoice title and Taxpayer’s registration number (if applicable). Invoices are available in electronic form as well as paper form. The local organizers highly recommend electronic invoices, which may be sent via email within 15 workdays after payment. Paper invoices can be collected at the registration desk during the meeting. For any special delivery requirements for invoices, please contact the Chinese Mathematical Society office.

The program for the meeting will run between 8:30 am and 5:30 pm each day. All locations for conference events and meeting registration are located on the campus of Fudan University, and all buildings are within walking distance of each other. There will be a reception on Monday evening and a banquet on Wednesday evening for all participants. The AMS thanks our hosts for their gracious hospitality.

Special Needs

It is the goal of the AMS to ensure that its conferences and meetings are accessible to all, regardless of disability. The AMS will strive, unless it is not practicable, to choose venues that are fully accessible to the physically handicapped.

If special needs accommodations are necessary in order for you to participate in an international meeting with the AMS , please communicate your needs in advance to the local organizers of that meeting.

AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment

The AMS strives to ensure that participants in its activities enjoy a welcoming environment. In all its activities, the AMS seeks to foster an atmosphere that encourages the free expression and exchange of ideas. The AMS supports equality of opportunity and treatment for all participants, regardless of gender, gender identity, or expression, race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, age, marital status, sexual orientation, disabilities, or veteran status.


Shanghai is located on the center of the east China coast on the Yangtze River delta. It is the largest economic and trade center in China, and one of China's cultural centers.

By Air: There are more than a hundred air carriers traveling to Shanghai from all over the country and the world.

Air travelers to Shanghai may arrive at Shanghai Pudong International Airport (PVG) or Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). Pudong Airport primarily serves international destinations and also offers some domestic destinations. Hongqiao mainly offers domestic flights and a few international flights.

Shanghai Pudong International Airport is around 30 kilometers (19 miles) from central Shanghai and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport. As Shanghai's largest airport, Pudong serves over 80 domestic and foreign airlines, and connects with over 100 international and regional destinations as well as over 90 domestic destinations.

There are several options for ground transportation from PVG.

  • The Maglev train route runs between Longyang Road subway station in Pudong and Shanghai Pudong International Airport. This is the world's fastest train. The 30-kilometer trip takes about 8 minutes. At Longyang Road Station, you can transfer to Subway Line 2, which will take you to the city center. Fares for a standard seat are CNY 50 for a one-way ticket and CNY 80 for a return ticket; a VIP seat costs CNY 100 for a one-way ticket and CNY 160 for a return ticket.
  • Shuttle bus service is also available. There are ten bus routes connecting Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport with train stations and Shanghai city center.
  • Taxi service takes approximately one hour to get from the airport to the city center and costs about CNY 180 each way in the daytime and about CNY 250 at night.
  • Shanghai Hongqiao International Airport is around 13 kilometers (about 8 miles) from central Shanghai and 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Shanghai Pudong International Airport. It is the main domestic airport serving Shanghai, with limited international flights to Japan and South Korea.

There are several options for ground transportation from SHA.

  • Traveling by subway take Line 2 or Line 10 to the city center and reach Hongqiao Railway Station, Yuyuan Garden, and People's Square.
  • To travel via shuttle bus, there are eight bus routes connecting the airport and the city center.
  • Traveling by taxi, it takes approximately 30 minutes to get from the airport to the city center and costs about CNY 60 each way.

By Train: There are four main railway stations in Shanghai:

  • Shanghai Railway Station: This is the largest railway station in Shanghai, and more than 70 pairs of trains run from there to large- and middle-sized cities, including Beijing, Xi’an, and Hong Kong.
  • Shanghai Hongqiao Railway Station: This mainly operates bullet trains to/from Beijing, Nanjing, Hangzhou, and Guangzhou.
  • Shanghai South Railway Station: The trains from this station mostly depart to Jiangxi Province, Zhejiang Province, and places in South China.
  • Shanghai West Railway Station: This station mainly operates trains running from/to Nanjing and Wuxi.

Local Transportation

Taxi Service: Taxis are the most convenient means of transportation in Shanghai. There are five main taxi companies in Shanghai, operating taxis of different colors. Here are the five companies, with their colors and hotlines:

  • Qiangsheng Taxi (yellow): +86 21 6258 0000
  • Dazhong Taxi (sky blue): +86 21 96822
  • Haibo Taxi (white): +86 21 96933
  • Bashi Taxi (light green): +86 21 96840
  • Jinjiang Taxi (mazarine/ blue): +86 21 96961

Fares vary at different times of the day. Between the hours of 5:00 am and 10:59 pm fares will be CNY 14 for the first 3 kilometers (1.9 miles) and CNY 2.50 for each additional kilometer (0.6 mile) up to 15 kilometers; CNY 3.6 per kilometer afterwards. Between the hours of 11:00 pm and 4:59 am fares will be CNY 18 for the first 3 kilometers and CNY 3.10 for each additional kilometer up to 15 kilometers; CNY 4.7 per kilometer afterwards. The vacancy disk will help you know when a cab is available; when the disk is upright and illuminated showing two Chinese characters, it means the cab is vacant.

Bus Service:

  • Public buses in Shanghai are often crowded, but serve as a convenient and inexpensive way to travel.
  • Buses preceded by the numbers "2", "3", and "9" are rush hour buses, night service buses, and double-decker/tourist buses, respectively, and buses 1 to 199 run from 5am to 11pm.
  • Fares range from CNY 1 to CNY 3 depending on the length of the routes or bus conditions: as a rule, the cost is CNY 1 for routes less than 1.3 kilometers, CNY 1.50 for routes over 1.3 kilometers, and CNY 2 for air-conditioned buses (indicated by a snowflake next to the bus number).

Shanghai Metro:

  • There are 14 subway lines in Shanghai; the longest metro system in the world with 548 kilometers of track.
  • A ticket costs CNY 3 to CNY 6, based on the distance traveled.

Rental cars are available at the airport and bike sharing programs also exist in Shanghai. For more information, please inquire at your hotel or with the local organizers of the meeting.


June is summer in Shanghai. It can be quite warm, with average temperatures in the range of approximately 75 - 85 degrees farenheit, typically with high humidity. Early summer can also bring rainfall to Shanghai. It is reccomended that visitors be prepared for inclement weather and check weather forecasts in advance of their arrival.

Information for International Participants

For participants requiring an entry visa to visit China, local organizers will provide invitation letters for the application process. This letter is available for download once registration is complete and the registration fee has been paid. This letter can be obtained at the end of the registration process by selecting the 'download' option found on that page. Visa category F and L are recommended.

This information is not to be considered complete. Please visit the Chinese Embassy Consular Services website for the more information about the visa application process.