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Author Carter, James, 1969 January 17- author
Title Champions day : the end of Old Shanghai / James Carter
Imprint New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2020]
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 人文社會聯圖  DS796.S257 C37 2020    AVAILABLE    30610020630067
 Modern History Library  951.132042 C323    DUE 01-25-23    30550100685922
Edition First edition
Descript ix, 340 pages : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-318) and index
"A triptych of a single day revealing the history and foreshadowing the future of a complex and cosmopolitan city in a world at war. November 12, 1941: war and revolution are in the air. At the Shanghai Race Club, the city's elite prepare to face off their best horses and most nimble jockeys in the annual Champions Day races. Across town and amid tight security, others celebrated the birth of Sun Yat-Sen in a new city center meant to challenge European imperialism. Thousands more Shanghai residents from all walks of life attended the funeral of China's wealthiest woman, the Chinese-French widow of a Baghdadi Jewish businessman. But the biggest crowd of all gathered at the track; no one knew it, but Champions Day heralded the end of a European Shanghai. Through this colorful snapshot of the day's events, the rich and complex history that led to them, and a cast of characters as diverse as the city itself, James Carter provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of a time and a place that still speaks to relations between China and the West today"-- Provided by publisher
Subject Shanghai (China) -- History -- 20th century
Shanghai (China) -- History -- 19th century
Shanghai (China : International Settlement) -- History
Shanghai (China) -- Race relations -- 20th century
Champions' Stakes (Horse racing tournament : Shanghai, China) (1941 Nov. 12)
Shanghai Race Club (Shanghai, China)
Horse racing -- China -- Shanghai -- History
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Shanghai
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai
Alt Title End of Old Shanghai
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