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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: 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. ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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. ...
  
  











  



  
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. WanderStories travel guides are unique because our storytelling style puts you alongside the best local guide who tells you fascinating stories of famous and interesting sights, while a wealth of high quality photos, historic pictures and illustrations brings your tour vividly to life. Our ...
  
  











  



  
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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Bund in Shanghai - a travel guide and tour as with the best local guide (Shanghai Travel Stories Book 1)

WanderStories, 2014

Dear Traveler, Welcome to the WanderStories™ tour of the Bund in Shanghai. We are now ready to take you on your personal tour of this world famous landmark. We, at WanderStories™, are storytellers. We don’t tell you where to eat or sleep, we don’t intend to replace a typical travel reference guide. Our mission is to be the best local guide that you would wish to have by your side when visiting the sights. So, we meet you at the sight ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai: The Architecture of China's Great Urban Center
Jay Pridmore

Abrams, 2008

Shanghai is China’s largest city, comparable to New York or Tokyo, and in recent decades it has experienced a building boom on a scale that is simply unprecedented in world history. Shanghai now has more skyscrapers than New York City. Pridmore tells a story that combines art, technology, capitalism, and Communism in vivid prose backed up by extensive reporting and illustrated with superb photographs. After surveying Shanghai’s traditional ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Explore Shanghai: The best routes around the city
Insight Guides

Insight Guides, 2014

Glamorous Shanghai is one of the most exciting cities in the world, where the remnants of a fascinating history collide with the rapidly expanding skyline of a modern economic powerhouse. Explore Shanghai is part of a brand-new series and is the ideal pocket companion when discovering this dynamic and atmospheric city: a full-color guide containing 15 easy-to-follow routes which lead you from the famous waterfront Bund and Old City’s ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Shanghai Factor
Charles McCarry

Mysterious Press, 2013

Charles McCarry is widely considered one of the greatest espionage writers of the all-time, and in THE SHANGHAI FACTOR he returns to his roots with an absorbing tale of global skullduggery that leaves the reader guessing at every turn. A young, unnamed spy is living in Shanghai in order to observe and absorb the culture and language so as to aid a shadowy U.S. agency known only as 'HQ'. However when he meets a sultry and mysterious woman named ...
  
  











  



  
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

epubli GmbH, 2013

Almost the first thing callow young Englishman John Denton sees when he steps ashore in Shanghai in 1903 is the public beheading of some pirates. Shocked and sickened though he is, he must adapt himself to the brutal but fascinating city of extremes, and he spends the rest of his life there, through all the vicissitudes of revolution, riot, lawlessness and war. He makes, loses, and regains a fortune, dangerously crosses a powerful triad leader, ...
  
  











  



  
Shanghai: A Novel (Michigan Monograph Series in Japanese Studies, 33)
Riichi Yokomitsu, Yokomitsu Riichi, ...

Univ of Michigan Center for, 2001

Book by Yokomitsu, Riichi, Riichi, Yokomitsu, Washburn, Dennis C.
  
  











  








   



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