Shanghai: Crucible of Modern China

By: Wei, Betty Peh-T'i

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Using published and unpublished sources from Asia, Europe, and North America, Wei has created an impressive study of Shanghai from before its founding as a county at the beginning of the 13th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.

Title: Shanghai: Crucible of Modern China

Author Name: Wei, Betty Peh-T'i

Categories: History, Asia,

Edition: Reprint.

Publisher: Hong Kong, Oxford University Press: 1987

ISBN Number: 0195838319

ISBN Number 13: 9780195838312

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Very Good

Type: Book

Seller ID: 010339

Description: 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. Size: 8vo -- -- 8.5 In Tall