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Shanghai : China's gateway to modernity

Author: Marie-Claire Bergère
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, ©2009.
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Details Shanghai's beginnings as a treaty port in the mid-nineteenth century; its capitalist boom following the 1911 Revolution; the fifteen years of economic and social decline initiated by the Japanese invasion in 1937 and attempts at resistance; and the city's disgraced years under Communism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marie-Claire Bergère
ISBN: 9780804749046 0804749043 9780804749053 0804749051
OCLC Number: 613556478
Notes: "Originally published in French under the title Histoire de Shanghai, Librairie Arthème Fayard, 2002."
Description: xix, 497 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: The treaty port (1842-1922). Foreigners in the town (1843-1853) --
Local diplomacy and national politics (1853-1864) --
The birth of Shanghai capitalism (1860-1911) --
The kaleidoscope of Shanghai society --
The concessions as a model --
The 1911 revolution --
The metropolis (1912-1937). The golden age of Shanghai capitalism (1912-1937) --
The revolutionary center (1919-1937) --
Order and crime (1927-1937) --
Haipai and the ideal of modernity --
The end of a world (1937-1952). The war, the occupation, and the end of international status --
Backward into revolution (1945-1952) --
Shanghai under communism. Shanghai in disgrace under the Maoist regime --
The rebirth of Shanghai (1990-2000).
Other Titles: Histoire de Shanghai.
Responsibility: Marie-Claire Bergère ; translated by Janet Lloyd.

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