Empire Made Me
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Empire Made Me : An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

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'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made MeShanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 30mm | 299.37g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 16 b&w illustrations
  • 0141011955
  • 9780141011950
  • 336,785

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"'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all' Empire Made Me"
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About Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is Senior Lecturer in History at Bristol University. He has published extensively on Chinese history.
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67 ratings
3.76 out of 5 stars
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4 48% (32)
3 18% (12)
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