History

The heritage of Shanghai

The new issue of the China Heritage Quarterly is now online, with a focus on Shanghai. Here’s some highlights:

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“A Vision of Future Ambition.” One of Sapajou’s comics from 1926 North-China Daily News

Emily Hahn Does ‘All-Under-Heaven’
A Daniel Sanderson article about wild woman Emily ‘Mickey’ Hahn and her relationship with poet Sinmay Zau in 1930s Shanghai.

“She smoked large cigars, drank with gusto and maintained a chaotic love life across several continents, all the while providing a steady series of witty, well-turned essays and stories to Harold Ross, her editor at The New Yorker.”

Sapajou's Shanghai
Richard Rigby’s take on a history of Shanghai through the lens of the Republican era comics of Sapajou, a Russian expatriate.

Yawning Heights: Chan Koon-chung’s Harmonious China
Linda Jaivin's book review of the of 2013: The Fat Years. See also Danwei interview with author Chan Koon-chung.

The History Lessons of Yuan Tengfei
Featuring Danwei’s very own Eric Mu: a repost of our May article about a Beijing history teacher who went viral, including commentary from China Heritage Quarterly Editor Geremie R. Barmé.

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