Shanghai Splendor: A Cultrual History, 1843-1945 Wen-Hsin Yeh

ISBN: 9780520258174

Published: September 23rd 2008

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320 pages


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Shanghai Splendor: A Cultrual History, 1843-1945  by  Wen-Hsin Yeh

Shanghai Splendor: A Cultrual History, 1843-1945 by Wen-Hsin Yeh
September 23rd 2008 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 320 pages | ISBN: 9780520258174 | 9.49 Mb

Rich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of Chinas leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span ofMoreRich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of Chinas leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization.

Engaging the entire span of Shanghais 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 intertwined with Chinas tumultuous history. Looking in particular at Shanghais leading banks, publishing enterprises, and department stores, she sketches the rise of a new maritime and capitalist economic culture among the citys middle class.

Making extensive use of urban tales and visual representations, the book captures urbanite voices as it uncovers the sociocultural dynamics that shaped the people and their politics.



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