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Shanghai Splendor: Economic Sentiments and the Making of Modern China, 1843-1949

Wen-hsin Yeh


Rich with details of everyday life, this social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the twentieth century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernization. Engaging the entire span of Shanghai's modern history from the Opium War to the eve of the Communist takeover in 1949, this book traces the evolution of a dazzling urban culture that became alternately isolated from and intertwined with China's tumultuous history. Looking in particular at Shanghai's leading banks, publishing enterprises, and department stores, the book sketches the rise of ... More

Keywords: China, Shanghai, Chinese modernization, Opium War, Communist takeover, culture, banks, publishing enterprises, department stores

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780520249714
Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012 DOI:10.1525/california/9780520249714.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Wen-hsin Yeh, author