Wei, Betty Peh-T'i
Title Shanghai: Crucible of Modern China
Binding Trade Paperback
Book Condition Very Good
Size 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall
Publisher Hong Kong Oxford University Press 1987
0195838319 / 9780195838312
Seller ID 010339
299 pp. 16 pp. of historical photos and illustrations, glossary, bibliography. Glossy stiff wraps showing a color cartoon of Chinese and British negotiating at Tientsin in 1858. Light wear, Previous owner's name on endpaper. Light creasing of spine. A few notes and marks in red ink in margins of a few pages toward the rear, text mostly clean. A short political and economic history of a key Chinese trading center, as it dealt with western nations in the 19th and 20th centuries. Maps of Shanghai and China on the endpapers.
Using published and unpublished sources from Asia, Europe, and North America, Wei has created an impressive study of Shanghai from before its founding as a county at the beginning of the 13th century to 1949, after the entry of the People's Liberation Army. Unlike other histories of the city which focus on foreign influences, Wei pays particular attention to the Chinese contribution to development.
China. Shanghai. Cities. Trade.