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Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai

Author: James Carter.

Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai

Author: James Carter.

$28.95 $3.99
Item #: D23625
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Publication Date: 2020
Publisher: W.W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393635942
It is November 12, 1941, and the world is at war. In Shanghai, however, thousands celebrate the birthday of China's founding father, Sun Yat-sen, in a new city center built to challenge European imperialism. At the center of the International Settlement, the heart of Western colonization—but also of Chinese progressivism, art, commerce, cosmopolitanism... More
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It is November 12, 1941, and the world is at war. In Shanghai, however, thousands celebrate the birthday of China's founding father, Sun Yat-sen, in a new city center built to challenge European imperialism. At the center of the International Settlement, the heart of Western colonization—but also of Chinese progressivism, art, commerce, cosmopolitanism—Champions Day unfolds at the racetrack, drawing tens of thousands of Chinese spectators and Europeans alike to bet on the horses. In this sharp and lively snapshot of the day's events, James Carter recaptures the complex history of Old Shanghai, a city poised for revolution.


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