Shanghai Love: Courtesans, Intellectuals, And Ente Rtainment Culture, 1850-1910


by Yeh, Catherine

Shanghai Love: Courtesans, Intellectuals, And Ente Rtainment Culture, 1850-1910

Price:  US$79.45   (SGD103.18*)
Format:  Hard Cover, 430 pages
Published:  2006, USA, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9780295985671
SB#:  039517 (171)

About This Book

In this fascinating book, Catherine Yeh explores the Shanghai entertainment world at the close of the Qing dynasty. Established in the 1850s outside of the old walled city, the Shanghai Foreign Settlements were administered by Westerners and so were not subject to the strict authority of the Chinese government. Yeh shows how a fortuitous combination of people and circumstances, rather than official decisions or acts, created the first multicultural modern city in China. With illustrations from newspapers, novels, travel guides, and postcards, as well as contemporary written descriptions of life in foreign-driven, fast-paced, cutting-edge Shanghai, this study traces the mutual influences among courtesans, intellectuals, and the city itself in creating a modern, market-oriented leisure culture in China. Historians, literary specialists, art critics, and social scientists will welcome this captivating foray into the world of late 19th-century popular culture.


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