Shanghai - High Lights, Low Lights, Tael Lights

Overview

First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife—particularly the sex and sin—of the city. This is a hilarious and unique history of a covert Shanghai.

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Overview

First published in 1936, this remarkable guidebook explores the seamier side of Shanghai, China, in the mid-1930s. Written by two pretty, dissolute foreigners living life to the fullest and working, at least partially, in a Whangpoo whiskey haze, this candid handbook focuses on the colorful nightlife—particularly the sex and sin—of the city. This is a hilarious and unique history of a covert Shanghai.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"A riotously funny look at Old Shanghai’s pastimes, pleasures and puerilities."  —JFK Miller, That's Shanghai

"Absolutely the best guide to Shanghai in its most crazy and golden period by a pair of revelers who didn't give a damn."  —Graham Earnshaw, author, Tales of Old Shanghai

"Tael Lights evokes the relentless energy of Shanghai, the cacophony of its streets, and the many indescribable qualities which make it 'the most unique city in the world.' "  —Maura Cunningham, the China Beat

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9789881762108
  • Publisher: Earnshaw Books
  • Publication date: 8/1/2010
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 130
  • Product dimensions: 5.30 (w) x 7.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

Maurine Karns was a writer and inhabitant of Shanghai during the 1930s. Pat Patterson was a Canadian pilot who represented all the major U.S. aircraft manufacturers in China in the 1930s.

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