Transformed from a swampland wilderness into a dazzling, modern-day Babylon, the Shanghai that predated Mao′s cultural revolution was a city like no other: redolent with opium and underworld crime, booming with foreign trade, blessed with untold wealth and marred by abject squalor.
Journalist Stella Dong captures all the exoticism, extremes, and excitement of this legendary city as if it were a larger-than-life character in a fantastic novel.
"A rich tapestry....An entertaining relation of more than a century in one of China's most tumultuous times and cities."-- "New York Times Book Review"Provocative and exciting."-- "Washington Post"A brilliant tableau of creative energy and decadent humanity."-- "Seattle Times
- Publisher : William Morrow Paperbacks; Illustrated edition (May 22, 2001)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 336 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0060934816
- ISBN-13 : 978-0060934811
- Item Weight : 10.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 8.04 x 5.43 x 0.85 inches