Location in Hubei
|Coordinates: 30°18′58″N 112°15′07″E / 30.31611°N 112.25194°ECoordinates: 30°18′58″N 112°15′07″E / 30.31611°N 112.25194°E|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Shashi (Chinese: 沙市; pinyin: Shāshì) is a district within the main urban area of Jingzhou, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the left (northern) bank of the Yangtze River, between Yichang and Wuhan, and has a population of around 520,000.
Shashi was founded as an extension of the Chu capital Ying during the warring states period as a port on the Yangtze. In modern history it is notable as one of the four ports specified to be opened in the Treaty of Shimonoseki . It grew rapidly into because of this, gaining the moniker of "Little Hankow". Nonetheless, the opening of other coastal ports led to trade moving elsewhere and it gradually declined.