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Shanghai - Further reading

Further reading on Shanghai

  • In Search of Old Shanghai by Pan Ling: A rundown on who was who and what was what back in Shanghai's decadent era.
  • A Last Look: Western Architecture in Old Shanghai by Tess Johnson and Deke Erh: A fascinating photographic record of buildings in the city.
  • Life and Death in Shanghai by Nien Cheng: Concentrating mostly on the Cultural Revolution, this is one of the few biographies with a Shanghai angle.
  • The Life, Loves and Adventures of Emily Hahn by Ken Cuthbertson: The racy history of Emily Hahn, who got hooked on opium in Shanghai in the 1930s and became the concubine of a Chinese poet.
  • The Blue Lotus by HergĂ©: This Tintin adventure is a favourite with both children and adults. Set in Shanghai, it is based on actual events (the Blue Lotus is an opium den).
  • Empire of the Sun by JG Ballard: This book tells of the author's internment as a child in the Longhua Camp during WWII.
  • Shanghai: the Rise and Fall of a Decadent City, 1842-1940 by Stella Dong: A well-researched history of the city, released in 2000.

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