Shanghai : China's gateway to modernity /

Shanghai today is a thriving, bustling metropolis. But does its avid pursuit of the modern trappings of success truly indicate that it will once again become the shining example of China's commercial and cosmopolitan culture? While history continues to unfold, the author, an eminent scholar on...

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Main Author: Bergère, Marie-Claire.
Format: Book
Published: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford University Press, c2010.
Table of Contents:
  • Chronology
  • Introduction: Shanghai and Chinese modernity
  • Part 1: The treaty port (1842-1911). Foreigners in the town (1843-1853) ; Local diplomacy and national politics (1853-1864) ; The birth of Shanghai capitalism (1860-1911) ; The kaleidoscope of Shanghai society ; The concession as a model ; The 1911 revolution
  • Part 2: The metropolis (1912-1937). The golden age of Shanghaian capitalism (1919-1937) ; The revolutionary centre (1919-1937) ; Order and crime (1927-1937) ; Haipai and the ideal of modernity
  • Part 3: The end of a world (1937-1952). The war, the occupation, and the end of international status ; Backward into revolution (1945-1952)
  • Part 4: Shanghai under communism. Shanghai in disgrace under the Maoist regime ; The rebirth of Shanghai (1990-2000)
  • Epilogue: Shanghai at the dawn of the twenty-first century.