Shanghai

People's Republic of China

Shanghai is the largest city in China and the largest city in the world, with a population of nearly 14 million. Originally a fishing and textiles town, Shanghai grew to importance in the 19th century due to its favorable port location and as one of the cities opened to foreign trade by the 1842 Treaty of Nanking. The city flourished as a center of commerce between east and west, and became a multinational hub of finance and business by the 1930s.

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    People's Republic of China                        

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    Shanghai                                          

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  • Chasing Hepburn will surely find its audience. Students of Chinese history, and especially those curious about Shanghai in the first three decades of the twentieth century (possibly the most fascinating metropolis ever), will find a book filled with detail and information.”

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