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Night in Shanghai
Nicole Mones

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2014

                                    watch the trailer at nicolemones.com In 1936, classical pianist Thomas Greene is recruited to Shanghai to lead a jazz orchestra of fellow African-American expats. From being flat broke in segregated Baltimore to living in a mansion with servants of his own, he becomes the toast of a city obsessed with music, money, pleasure and power, even as it ignores the rising ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai (Step by Step)
Tina Kanagaratnam

Insight Guides, 2013

The brand new Step by Step Shanghai is a stylish, full-color travel guide to this dynamic city. The twelve easy-to-follow itineraries – most on foot – explore the many facets of Shanghai’s urban area, including lesser-known areas such as the narrow streets behind the famous Bund and the backwaters of Suzhou Creek. There is a handy pull-out map that shows all the itineraries clearly. There are tips on where to stop for a bite to eat en ...
  
  











  



  
Travel Guide Beijing and Shanghai: DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai Ebook

DK Travel, 2014

The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City. With the help of full-color photography and illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai allows you to visualize your destinations. Insider ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai 1937: Stalingrad on the Yangtze
Peter Harmsen

Casemate, 2013

This deeply researched book describes one of the great forgotten battles of the 20th century. At its height it involved nearly a million Chinese and Japanese soldiers, while sucking in three million civilians as unwilling spectators and, often, victims. It turned what had been a Japanese adventure in China into a general war between the two oldest and proudest civilizations of the Far East. Ultimately, it led to Pearl Harbor and to seven decades ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Splendor: A Cultural History, 1843-1949
Wen-hsin Yeh

University of California Press, 2008

Rich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span of Shanghai's modern history from the Opium War to the eve of the Communist takeover in 1949, Wen-hsin Yeh traces the evolution of a dazzling urban culture that became alternately isolated from and ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City
Stella Dong

William Morrow, 2000

Shanghai at the turn of the twentieth 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. She captures the excitement of its most notorious years -- the decades before Mao's revolution -- when the city was populated with ...
  
  











  



  
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai
DK Publishing

DK Travel, 2013

The updated and expanded DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai will lead you straight to the best attractions these great cities have to offer, from the Great Wall of China to the Forbidden City. With the help of full-color photography and illustrated cutaways, floor plans, and reconstructions of the stunning architecture of both cities, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai allows you to visualize your destinations. ...
  
  











  



  
Lonely Planet Shanghai (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Damian Harper, ...

Lonely Planet, 2013

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Shanghai is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the iconic skyscraper backdrop at the Bund, witness Shanghai Museum's marvellous tribute to the path of beauty, or browse the French Concession boutiques; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of ...
  
  











  



  
Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai (Travel Guide)
Lonely Planet, Christopher Pitts

Lonely Planet, 2013

Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Shanghai is your passport to all the most relevant and up-to-date advice on what to see, what to skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. Experience the iconic skyscraper backdrop at the Bund, witness Shanghai Museum's marvellous tribute to the path of beauty, or relax in the Yuyuan Gardens; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best ...
  
  











  



  
Streetwise Shanghai Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Shanghai, China
Streetwise Maps

Streetwise Maps, 2014

Streetwise Shanghai Map - Laminated City Center Street Map of Shanghai, China - Folding pocket size travel map with subway & metro map This map covers the following areas: Main Shanghai Map 1:52,000 Downtown Map / Old Town Map / Pudong Map inset 1:16,500 French Concession Map inset 1:16,500 Shanghai Subway Map inset (map not drawn to scale) Clear, concise, convenient STREETWISE® Shanghai is the map that clarifies a complicated city. From Pudong ...
  
  











  



  
Life and Death in Shanghai
Cheng Nien

Grove Press, 2010

Here is the haunting, inspirational account of Nien Cheng's six-and-a-half years as a political prisoner during Communist China's Cultural Revolution. "A moving affirmation of the capacity for human endurance."--Los Angeles Times.
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Future: Modernity Remade
Anna Greenspan

Oxford University Press, 2014

China is in the midst of the fastest and most intense process of urbanization the world has ever known, and Shanghai -- its biggest, richest and most cosmopolitan city -- is positioned for acceleration into the twenty-first century. Yet, in its embrace of a hopeful -- even exultant -- futurism, Shanghai recalls the older and much criticized project of imagining, planning and building the modern metropolis. Today, among Westerners, at least, the ...
  
  











  



  
The Rough Guide to Shanghai
Simon Lewis

Rough Guides, 2014

The Rough Guide to Shanghai is the ultimate insider's guide to China's brash new megacity. With clear maps of every neighborhood and detailed coverage of city attractions, this fully updated guidebook will help you discover the best Shanghai has to offer. Detailed practical advice covers great places to eat and drink, inspiring accommodation, and the most exciting places to party. All the major and offbeat sights are covered, from the ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai

Original - Signet Books / New American Library, 2011

Shanghai - 1940's - World War II - a great port and international city occupied by the Japanese Army - a fabled mecca steeped in its vast complex history and overflowing with colorful exiles and conspirators and native Chinese and foreign patriots and traitors. An exciting metropolis teeming with lethal intrigue and overrun by danger; where double-dealing and treachery was the given and taken for granted... yet where a small group of brave and ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Stories TOP3 - a travel guide and tour as with the best local guide

WanderStories, 2013

Dear Traveler, Welcome to the WanderStories™ tour of the top 3 sights in Shanghai: the Bund, Yuyuan Garden, and the Mid-Lake Pavilion Teahouse. We are now ready to take you on your personal tour of these world famous landmarks. We will also tell you the history of Shanghai and several additional stories about Chinese cuisine and table manners, traditions and customs, holidays and festivals, behavior and etiquette, traditional opera, humor ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Style: Art and Design Between the Wars
Lynn Pan

Long River Press, 2008

From the 1920s to the 1940s, no place was more modern than Shanghai: a veritable playground amid a sea of Asian and European influences; an urban population clamoring for all that was new and Western, but whose aesthetic sensibilities remained profoundly Chinese. In this rich social and cultural history of Shanghai’s art and culture, Lynn Pan guides the reader through the myriad world inhabited by commercial and underground artists and ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai Girls: A Novel
Lisa See

Random House, 2010

In 1937 Shanghai—the Paris of Asia—twenty-one-year-old Pearl Chin and her younger sister, May, are having the time of their lives. Both are beautiful, modern, and carefree—until the day their father tells them that he has gambled away their wealth. To repay his debts, he must sell the girls as wives to suitors who have traveled from Los Angeles to find Chinese brides. As Japanese bombs fall on their beloved city, Pearl and May set out on ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai: China's Gateway to Modernity
Marie-Claire Bergère

Stanford University Press, 2009

Shanghai today is a thriving, bustling metropolis. But does its avid pursuit of the modern trappings of success truly indicate that it will once again become the shining example of China's commercial and cosmopolitan culture? While history continues to unfold, eminent China scholar Marie-Claire Bergère takes readers back to when Shanghai first opened to the world in 1842 to narrate the city's tumultuous and unique course to the present. ...
  
  











  



  
Peter Bialobrzeski: Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai

Hatje Cantz, 2014

During his travels through China, Peter Bialobrzeski (born 1961) became aware of the constructions known as "nail houses"--derelict houses earmarked for demolition, whose owners refused to vacate. In Nail Houses or the Destruction of Lower Shanghai , the artist gathers photographs of these isolated structures, often captured in the evening hours, when brightly lit windows convey a sense of the domestic comfort these homes provide for their ...
  
  











  



  
Disappearing Shanghai: Photographs and Poems of an Intimate Way of Life
Howard W. French, Qiu Xiaolong

Homa & Sekey Books, 2012

This book is a photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction and poetry, Qiu Xiaolong. The photographs, all taken in a documentary style over a period of five years, represent an intimate and invaluable visual natural history of a way of life in the workers quarters and other central districts of the city that held sway throughout the 20th ...
  
  











  








   



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