Old Shanghai (Images of Asia)

By: Betty Peh-T'i Wei

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A popular history of Shanghai, focusing in particular on its golden age in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, this book traces the complex texture of Chinese and foreign life from Shanghai's days as a market town. Wei tells the story of gangsters, traders, and bankers, as well as the artists, political activists, missionaries, and armies of laborers who made Shanghai one of the world's foremost business cities, and the flashpoint of political and social change in China. Asia's largest city, Shanghai pulsated with wealth sophistication and suffering, through its international heyday to the communist takeover in 1949.

Title: Old Shanghai (Images of Asia)

Author Name: Betty Peh-T'i Wei

Categories: History, Asia,

Edition: First

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1993

ISBN Number: 019585747X

ISBN Number 13: 9780195857474

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 030101

Description: Pictorial laminated boards, signed by author on title page. "No city captures the imagination while disturbing the soul quite like Old Shanghai."

Keywords: Shanghai, History,