Tales of Old Shanghai
The old Shanghai was a rich and cosmopolitan mixture of East and West and this engaging book offers a glimpse into that world through an assortment of photographs, newspaper clippings, cartoons, stamps, and other collectibles. Evoking different eras, this record also contains vintage advertisements, excerpts from travel guides, flyers handed out to ex-pats highlighting Shanghai s international atmosphere, and often hilarious firsthand accounts from those who had the opportunity to live in or pass through this bustling trade port. The scrapbook format allows readers to either read from the start or flip through to any page to learn of the extraordinary layers and depth of the old-world city."
- Paperback | 150 pages
- 142.24 x 208.28 x 12.7mm | 226.8g
- 01 Apr 2012
- China Economic Review Publishing
- Hong Kong, China
- black & white illustrations, maps
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About Graham Earnshaw
Graham Earnshaw has a varied background, including a career as a journalist during which he served as Beijing bureau chief for both Reuters and the London Daily Telegraph, and Reuters editor for Asia. He has written a number of books, including a China travel guide, the translation of a Chinese kung fu novel, published in 2004 by Oxford University Press. He has lived mostly in Shanghai since 1995 and believes that the future of the world is being created in two places -- the Internet and China. He lives happily at the intersection of the two.