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Shanghai at the turn of the 20th century was the place to be. Opium was all the rage, parties were wild, and decadence was a way of life. Journalist ...Show synopsisShanghai at the turn of the 20th century was the place to be. Opium was all the rage, parties were wild, and decadence was a way of life. Journalist Stella Dong looks back on a city that in its heyday was a thrilling combination of Las Vegas, the Wild West, Paris in the '20s, and Chicago during Prohibition. 8-page photo insert.Hide synopsis
Description:New. Transformed from a swampland wilderness into a dazzling,...New. Transformed from a swampland wilderness into a dazzling, modern– day Babylon, the Shanghai that predated Mao's cultural revolution was a city like no other: redolent with opium and underworld crime, booming with foreign trade, blessed.
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This book would be interesting for a reader looking for a rollicking and layman history of Shanghai from 1842 (the year when Shanghai was forced by the British Empire to be opened to foreign trade as a treaty port after the British Empire exacted revenge for the Ching dynasty's action to clamp down ...
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