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Global Shanghai, 1850-2010 : a history in fragments

Author: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
Publisher: London ; New York : Routledge, 2009.
Series: Asia's great cities.
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"This book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China's first World's Fair, the 2010 Expo. As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studies and urban studies and anyone interested in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
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Wasserstrom, Jeffrey N.
Global Shanghai, 1850-2010.
London ; New York : Routledge, 2009
(DLC) 2008023710
(OCoLC)229446410
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jeffrey N Wasserstrom
ISBN: 9780203380321 0203380320
OCLC Number: 309404553
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 170 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1850: The birth of a newspaper --
1875: Putting the city on the map --
1900: A year of fire and sword --
1925: A city in the streets --
1950: An in-between year --
1975: The east was red --
2000: A city in a hurry.
Series Title: Asia's great cities.
Responsibility: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom.

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