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Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century

 
 
 
 
Beyond the Neon Lights: Everyday Shanghai in the Early Twentieth Century
Author: Hanchao Lu
ISBN 13: 9780520243781
ISBN 10: 520243781
Edition: New Ed
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication Date: 2004-09-30
Format: Paperback
Pages: 473
List Price: $38.95
 
 

"From Hanchao Lu's clear and lively descriptions of Shanghai in the early twentieth century, we learn about the patterns of alleyways, design of row houses, rules for subletting, shapes of door-knockers, springs in rickshaw cushions, calls of hawkers, sidewalk haircuts, factory work, how nightsoil pots were emptied and cleaned, and the responsibility of neighbors to keep their noses in one another's affairs. We understand, in short, the base from which everything else about Shanghai at the time should be understood. A delightful and edifying book."—Perry Link, author of Evening Chats in Beijing