Odyssey Guide: Shanghai

Odyssey Guide: Shanghai

by Lynn Pan
     
 

The cosmopolitan, decadent 'Paris of the East' during the Twenties and Thirties, and before that a beacon for Western entrepreneurs, Shanghai continues to fascinate visitors with its melange of European architecture and its reputation for style and sophistication. Today, amidst great change, Shanghai's famed energy is more palpable man ever as it evolves into a modern…  See more details below

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The cosmopolitan, decadent 'Paris of the East' during the Twenties and Thirties, and before that a beacon for Western entrepreneurs, Shanghai continues to fascinate visitors with its melange of European architecture and its reputation for style and sophistication. Today, amidst great change, Shanghai's famed energy is more palpable man ever as it evolves into a modern financial and cultural center. Buildings and infrastructure are rising at a dizzying rate, as are me dazzling new shopping and night-life venues that have come alive. In addition to covering all the major sites of the city, this guide offers a broad range of practical information, such as how to pronounce Chinese names, where to shop, advice on conducting business, and suggested excursions outside the city. Also included are excerpts from literature on Shanghai by such noted writers as Nien Cheng, Anchee Min, Orville Schell and J G Ballard.

* Overview of the history of Shanghai
* Fifth edition of this very popular guide
* Guide to pronouncing Chinese names
* Information on the many sights in and around Shanghai
* Advice on conducting business in Shanghai
* Essays examining, amongst other topics, the peasant painters of Jinshan
* Excerpts from literature on Shanghai from Aid ous Huxley, Simone de Beauvoir; Orville Schell and many more
* Superb color photography
* Chronology of Chinese history

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789622176058
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
Odyssey Guides Series
Edition description:
Revised Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
5.52(w) x 7.99(h) x 0.56(d)

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