Shanghai, the most notorious of Chinese cities, was once called the Paris of the East. A more apt name today would be Powerhouse of Asia. Commerce has always defined this port city, from the mid-1800s when it was still a small fishing village, through the 1920s when it was a hub of vice and indulgence, to today as it emerges arguably the most prominent business center on the continent. A true contemporary metropolis, Shanghai offers bright lights, gleaming skyscrapers, and hot new bars and restaurants layered over a past as ...

Fodor's Shanghai 2007, Fodor's Travel Publications

ISBN-13: 9781400017454

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