Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments

Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom


Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments

Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments

  • Title: Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments
  • Author: Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom
  • ISBN: 9780415213288
  • Page: 415
  • Format: Paperback



This book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China s first World s Fair, the 2010 Expo As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studiesThis book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China s first World s Fair, the 2010 Expo As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studies and urban studies and anyone interested in the history of Shanghai.


Recent Comments "Global Shanghai, 1850-2010: A History in Fragments"

This book is a valuable introduction to Shanghai, both in terms of getting a grip on the city's social and political changes over the last 150+ years and for its discussion of important imaginings of the city and how these interacted with events on the ground. Definitely a fine example of social history with splashes of deft writing and an intriguing selection of examples and anecdotes. I also appreciated Wasserstrom's introduction to and discussion of important sources such as Chinese and Engli [...]

A creative segmentation of the history of Shanghai by a quater of century since 1975. Jeffery has become my favorite writer on the subject of Shanghai, arousing my deep interest in digging into what happened to Shanghai 100 years ago read.

A few clunkers (using 'socialist' and 'communist' basically interchangeably, saying the Shanghai World Financial Center is nicknamed the 'can opener' rather than 'bottle opener'), but good voice and narrative.

interesting approach


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