This year we attended for the first time the Shell Show celebrated in Shanghai at the end of July. The experience has been very rewarding and very different from the shows in Europe, in China there is another spirit, a lot of young people with big enthusiasm for the shells. He Jing and Grace are part of the organization and they are doing a very necessary task to disseminate and educate society about malacology, with much impetus and knowledge. Finally I was able to meet personally many Asian friends. I will be back next year!
Here I’m with my small stand (only about two meters) but with a lot of different species!
Some “difficult” Cypraeidae from East China Sea, Lyncina kuroharai, Austrasiatica langfordi, Raybaudia porteri, Austrasiatica hirasei, Austrasiatica langfordi. And less rare on top: Erronea onyx and Naria miliaris.
A beautiful display with many dextral and sinistral specimens from the same species.
Some selected and exceptional shells.
A beautiful fossil of Angulyagra.
With Andrés Bonard and Philippe Poppe.
The group having dinner in a good restaurant with typical food, I learned to use chopsticks!
He Jing invited us to his house to know his office. He has everything well organized.
The last day I took the opportunity to do some sightseeing and get to know the city, it has a very special atmosphere, beautiful buildings and charming streets!