Shanghai, Past and Present

This book sets out to explain how Shanghai emerged from relative obscurity in 1842 to become one of the world s best-known finance and industry hubs. As China s largest city, Shanghai today plays a central economic role, much as it did in the 1920s. The author provides a concise diachronic survey of the economic history of modern Shanghai, setting out how the city s urban infrastructure, municipal institutions, consumer culture, and industry...

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Shanghai, Past and Present

This book sets out to explain how Shanghai emerged from relative obscurity in 1842 to become one of the world's best-known finance and industry hubs. As China's largest city, Shanghai today plays a central economic role, much as it did in the 1920s. The author provides a concise diachronic survey of the economic history of modern Shanghai, setting out how the city's urban infrastructure, municipal institutions, consumer culture, and industry...

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