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Author Yeh, Wen-Hsin.

Title Shanghai splendor : economic sentiments and the making of modern China, 1843-1949 / Wen-hsin Yeh
Published Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 305 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents The material turn -- The state in commerce -- Visual politics and Shanghai glamour -- The clock and the compound -- Enlightened paternalism -- Petty urbanites and tales of woe -- From patriarchs to capitalists -- Epilogue: the return of the banker
Summary Rich with details of everyday life, this multifaceted social and cultural history of China's leading metropolis in the 20th century offers a kaleidoscopic view of Shanghai as the major site of Chinese modernisation
Notes "A Philip E. Lilienthal book in Asian studies"--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Merchants -- China -- Shanghai -- History.
China -- Economic conditions -- 1912-1949.
China -- Politics and government -- 1912-1949.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007014871
ISBN 0520249712 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0520933427 (ebook)
9780520249714 (cloth ; alk. paper)
9780520933422 (ebook)