Shanghai by Serge Bramly Book Summary:
The women of China are often pictured in the West with an outdated, stereotypical image of submissive and subjugated ladies, quietly waiting at the beck and call of men. But, as famed erotic photographer Bettina Rheims reveals in Shanghai, once visitors catch a glimpse of Shanghainese women, they will stand corrected. Throughout China, the women of Shanghai are renowned for being beautiful and delicate creatures. But at home they are known as “tricky wives” who make their husbands do as they say. At the office, they are relentless professionals who display equal, if not more, competitiveness than the men. These women likewise take the lead all over China in fashion, displaying such decorous and audacious taste alike as to keep the country watching. Once a walled village, Shanghai has now become China’s leading industrial city, expanding in such a rush as to leave even its residents in a swirl of expectations. Shanghai is hip, trendy, and young, the city with the highest developing business rate in the world, a place of history and tomorrow and, as is amply evident in Shanghai, a very sexy place. In a tour de force through this ancient city and fabled culture, Rheims beautifully stages photographs of real women from all walks of life. Engaged in an ardent search for the spirit of Shanghai’s women, Rheims and writer Serge Bramly instead found a place so fast-paced, so quickly evolving, that their quest was rendered moot. Western eyes could not define or encapsulate the ineffable essence of Shanghai’s women. So much can be said of the women in Shanghai, the least of which is the ancient Chinese proverb: “Men have their say, but women have their way.”
Shanghai by Barth Jules Sussman Book Summary:
Shanghai - 1940's - World War II - a great port and international city occupied by the Japanese Army - a fabled mecca steeped in its vast complex history and overflowing with colorful exiles and conspirators and native Chinese and foreign patriots and traitors. An exciting metropolis teeming with lethal intrigue and overrun by danger; where double-dealing and treachery was the given and taken for granted... yet where a small group of brave and courageous men and women still dared to put their lives and fortunes at risk for the cause of freedom and liberty by defying their Japanese oppressors. This was wartime Shanghai, a city with little conscience where only a handful of men and women actually knew of the espionage ring operating in their midst since the war first began. One who knew was the very man responsible for organizing the Shanghai Ring - its cunning leader, Maximov Dallin, a shrewd hard-fisted White Russian exile and daring smuggler and masterful black marketeer, as adept at bartering food and luxury goods for gold, as he was trading the gold for valuable information vital to the Allied cause while managing to survive the daily perils of wartime Shanghai. Another was Dominique Torg, the spirited and beautiful blonde-haired daughter of a rich Norwegian shipping tycoon who discovered the bitter truth after her father had been executed by the Japanese Secret Police. Someone else who knew was Dominique's old flame, Robert Salat, Shanghai's stylish and incredibly handsome all powerful gangster boss. A legendary gunman and gambler who willingly ignored the odds and sacrificed everything to save the woman he still loved. And, finally, there was Colonel Hata, Dallin's notorious blackmarket partner and arch-foe. The tradition bound Japanese aristocrat and ruthless chief of the Kempetai (the Japanese Secret Police) who never suspecting how close he was to the Shanghai Ring's mastermind, In his fanatical and zealous determination to fulfill his duty to his Emperor waged a merciless investigation to uncover the Shanghai Ring until the final moment... when he was confronted by the undeniable dark reality of Japan's surrender and being condemned as a war criminal, Hata decided to make a fatal run for it - to escape by ship to South America with a cargo of precious rare Chinese antiquities aboard worth millions. This was the great port city of wartime Shanghai!
Le monde en 888 jours: Shanghai - Shanghai by François Briançon-Marjollet Book Summary:
Le voyage commence à Shanghai, guidé par le désir de voir et vivre le monde tel qu'il est, amer et merveilleux, sans artifices ni intermédiaires. La route traverse le Pakistan, Israël, la guerre civile en Syrie, l'Egypte en pleine révolution. Trois passeports, deux discours présidentiels et une destinée plus tard, l'itinéraire touche à sa fin en Corée du Nord, fantasme mondial subjuguant et mystérieux. Mais les voyages ne sont qu'un moyen parmi tant d'autres. Ils gomment les préjugés les plus coriaces, chassent les illusions, et nous donnent à voir le monde au plus proche de la réalité. Nous gagnons en liberté.
Shanghai Education (Shanghai Series) by Professor Shen Xiaoming Book Summary:
Written by a group of authors headed by Shen Xiaoping, Director of the Shanghai Educational Commission, this book provides a comprehensive overview of the history and the future of education in Shanghai. It also discusses the successful implementation of the nine-year compulsory education system, the increasing enrolment in igher education, and the fast-growing vocational education. Education in Shanghai boasts a solid foundation, a high concentration of talent and prestigious institutions, and a dedication to innovation. This is more than a book about education; it also offers a unique perspective on Shanghai's urban development, and on Shanghai's evolving intellectual and cultural landscape.
Shanghai Education (Shanghai Series) by Xiaoming Shen Book Summary:
Written by a group of authors headed by Shen Xiaoming, director general of the Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, this book presents a comprehensive overview of the history and future of education in Shanghai. It also discusses the successful implementation of the nine-year compulsory education system, the increasing enrolment in higher education, and the fast-growing vocational education. Education in Shanghai boasts a solid foundation, a high concentration of talents and prestigious institutions, and a dedication to innovation.This is more than a book about education; it also offers a unique perspective on Shanghai’s urban development as well as the city’s evolving intellectual and cultural landscape.Contents:Preface1. Review and Outlook2. Basic Education3. Higher Education4. Vocational Education5. Adult Education6. International ExchangesAnnex: Figures and TablesIndex
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing & Shanghai by DK Travel Book Summary:
DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai is your in-depth guide to the very best of these two metropolitan cities.Take in the major sights, from the breathtaking Great Wall of China to the imperial splendor of the Forbidden City; go on a canal cruise for your chance to contrast the old and new sides of Shanghai; or simply wander the cities' seemingly endless markets.Discover DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai • Detailed itineraries and "don't-miss" destination highlights at a glance. • Illustrated cutaway 3-D drawings of important sights. • Floor plans and guided visitor information for major museums. • Free color pull-out map (print edition) marked with sights, a selected sight and street index, public transit map, practical information on getting around, and a distance chart for measuring walking distances. • Guided walking tours, local drink and dining specialties to try, things to do, and places to eat, drink, and shop by area. • Area maps marked with sights and restaurants. • Detailed city maps include street finder index for easy navigation. • Insights into history and culture to help you understand the stories behind the sights. • Suggested day trips and itineraries to explore beyond the city. • Hotel and restaurant listings highlight DK Choice special recommendations. With hundreds of full-color photographs, hand-drawn illustrations, and custom maps that illuminate every page, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Beijing and Shanghai truly shows you these cities as no one else can.Recommended: For a pocket guidebook to Beijing, check out DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Top 10 Beijing, which is packed with dozens of top 10 lists, ensuring you make the most of your time in the city.Series Overview: For more than two decades, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides have helped travelers experience the world through the history, art, architecture, and culture of their destinations. Expert travel writers and researchers provide independent editorial advice, recommendations, and reviews. With guidebooks to hundreds of places around the globe available in print and digital formats, DK Eyewitness Travel Guides show travelers how they can discover more.DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: the most maps, photographs, and illustrations of any guide.
Shanghai Boy, Shanghai Girl: Lives in Parallel by George Wang Book Summary:
Now available in the US: Tales of life in Old Shanghai abound: stories of the privileged, wealthy lives of the Westerners who settled there, or the upper class Chinese who were to later face reversals of fortune in the turmoil of the Cultural Revolution. But rarely do we hear the voices of the silent majority - the common citizens who struggled to eke out an existence in the slums of Shanghai, just blocks away from the glitter and glamour that fills the pages of most accounts of pre-Liberation Shanghai. The poor of the era have found a voice in George Wang. In his book _Shanghai Boy, Shanghai Girl: Lives in Parallel, _co-written with his British wife Betty Barr, Wang tells his family's story, from his birth in 1927 until the day Communist soldiers marched into his city and quietly took possession. The reader certainly gets a feel for the outline of the historical events of the time - and Wang himself was there. But the real strength of this book is the unfolding story of a family who lived through those difficult times. In unsophisticated prose, Wang describes the streets of his rough working-class neighborhood in southern Shanghai. Boyhood games, pet crickets, and the smells of delicious street snacks fill the pages. His narrative reads like a man passing on his life, as if the reader is privy to the bedtime stories shared with his children. The voice gains confidence as Wang tells quietly and powerfully of the realities of the crushing poverty his family bore - poverty so overwhelming, so hopeless, as to leave a mother no choice but to either abandon her family or sell a beloved daughter. The author confesses to shedding tears as he writes of those dark days, and the reader cannot help but grieve along with him. No trace of whining or bitterness can be heard in this voice. Instead, what rings through it all is the deep dignity and strength of Wang's parents - and the sacrificial love that saw this family through tough times.
Insight Guides: Experience Shanghai (Insight Experience Guides) by Insight Guides Book Summary:
Whatever you're in the mood for, the dynamic metropolis of Shanghai offers a wealth of things to do in the city. Be inspired to visit by the new Insight Guide Experience Shanghai, a beautifully-packaged full-colour guide to China's most exciting destination.Inside Insight Guide Experience Shanghai:A brand-new series covering all the very best experiences on offer in Shanghai.Stunning, colourful photography brings this vibrant city and its people to life. Local expert authors guide you to authentic Shanghai experiences and fresh discoveries.A dip-in "In the mood for..." section suggests the best places to go for local cuisine, historic architecture and a night on the town, amongst others.The neighbourhoods sections contain our selection what to see and do from an insider's perspective, from exploring the Bund's back streets to discovering contemporary art in the French Concession.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and our Essentials A-Z section give you all the practical information you need for planning a memorable trip.About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.'Insight Guides has spawned many imitators but is still the best of its type.' - Wanderlust Magazine
Street of Eternal Happiness: Big City Dreams Along a Shanghai Road by Rob Schmitz Book Summary:
An unforgettable portrait of individuals who hope, struggle, and grow along a single street cutting through the heart of China’s most exhilarating metropolis, from one of the most acclaimed broadcast journalists reporting on China today. Modern Shanghai: a global city in the midst of a renaissance, where dreamers arrive each day to partake in a mad torrent of capital, ideas, and opportunity. Marketplace’s Rob Schmitz is one of them. He immerses himself in his neighborhood, forging deep relationships with ordinary people who see in the city’s sleek skyline a brighter future, and a chance to rewrite their destinies. There’s Zhao, whose path from factory floor to shopkeeper is sidetracked by her desperate measures to ensure a better future for her sons. Down the street lives Auntie Fu, a fervent capitalist forever trying to improve herself with religion and get-rich-quick schemes while keeping her skeptical husband at bay. Up a flight of stairs, musician and café owner CK sets up shop to attract young dreamers like himself, but learns he’s searching for something more. As Schmitz becomes more involved in their lives, he makes surprising discoveries which untangle the complexities of modern China: A mysterious box of letters that serve as a portal to a family’s – and country’s – dark past, and an abandoned neighborhood where fates have been violently altered by unchecked power and greed. A tale of 21st century China, Street of Eternal Happiness profiles China’s distinct generations through multifaceted characters who illuminate an enlightening, humorous, and at times heartrending journey along the winding road to the Chinese Dream. Each story adds another layer of humanity and texture to modern China, a tapestry also woven with Schmitz’s insight as a foreign correspondent. The result is an intimate and surprising portrait that dispenses with the tired stereotypes of a country we think we know, immersing us instead in the vivid stories of the people who make up one of the world’s most captivating cities.From the Hardcover edition.
The Far Side of the Sky: A Novel of Love and Survival in War-Torn Shanghai (Shanghai Series) by Daniel Kalla Book Summary:
Weaving together intrigue, medical drama, and romance, The Far Side of the Sky by Daniel Kalla,brings to life an extraordinary and little-known chapter of the Second World War. Stirring and fast-paced, the novel is a sweeping account of a world in tumult and a moving saga about courage in the darkest of times.November 9, 1938―Kristallnacht. The Nazis unleash a night of terror upon German and Austrian Jews. Franz Adler, a widowed Jewish surgeon, experiences firsthand the wave of violence sweeping Vienna when his beloved younger brother is lynched. Desperate to find sanctuary for his young daughter, Franz hears whispers of Jews fleeing to distant Shanghai in the Far East.After a harrowing escape from Europe, the Adlers land in Shanghai to find it besieged by the rampaging Japanese army. But the cosmopolitan city―the "Paris of the East"―still represents the last haven for thousands of Jews fleeing the Third Reich. Franz meets Soon Yi "Sunny" Mah at the refugee hospital where they both volunteer. Half-Chinese and half-American, the compassionate and headstrong young nurse is an outcast in her own culture. Recognizing her ability, Franz agrees to mentor Sunny in surgery.After the attack on Pearl Harbor, tensions soar. With Japanese soldiers lurking on every corner, the threat of starvation, disease, and internment hangs over the Adlers. So does the menace from the Nazis who refuse to let go of the Jewish "escapees." Franz is torn between ensuring his family's security and following his heart.
The Rhetoric and Reality of Culture-Led Urban Regeneration: A Comparison of Beijing and Shanghai, China (China in the 21st Century) by Jun Wang Book Summary:
It did not take long for the two megacities of Beijing and Shanghai to embrace the fashion of culture-led urban regeneration. Forerunner is the case of Beijing 798, wherein a semi-abandoned factory was gradually turns to the largest cluster of art production and art consumption. The process never runs smoothly as this zone is planned as high-tech industrial zone according to the comprehensive plan. During the past years, artists petitioned for preserving the factory, claiming that the preservation is significant in conserving historical buildings and sustaining the only and largest 'artists' village'. This book analyses the differences of the two culture-led regeneration projects, the spatial outputs of which stem from different cultural circumstances and, respond to power relationships of a variety of actors in the urban regimes.
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QIU XIAOLONG SERIES READING ORDER: SERIES LIST - IN ORDER: DEATH OF A RED HEROINE, A LOYAL CHARACTER DANCER, SHANGHAI REDEMPTION & MANY MORE! by BOOK CITY Book Summary:
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