Shanghai Policeman

Author: E. W. Peters,Robert Bickers

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789881998385

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 247

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Shanghai in the 1930s was one of the world's most dangerous cities, with kidnappings and murders as daily occurrences. British police officer E. W. Peters of the Shanghai Municipal Police leads the way down the city's dark lanes and alleys, through a crime-ridden underworld of brothels, opium dens, and gambling parlors. This often riotous, true-crime chronicle is filled with colorful criminals, fumbled police raids, and gross misunderstandings, one of which lands the author on trial for murder. Here, old Shanghai is depicted at its most exciting.
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Policing Shanghai, 1927-1937

Author: Frederic Wakeman

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520207610

Category: History

Page: 507

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This detailed study of the modern Chinese police force shows how the Nationalist forces under General Chiang Kai-shek set about to return Shanghai to Chinese rule, competing with the consular police forces of France, Japan and the International Settlement.
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Empire Made Me

An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

Author: Robert Bickers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141906391

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 416

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'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made Me Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.
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Getting Stuck in For Shanghai

Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from the Bund: The British at Shanghai and the Great War: Penguin Special

Author: Robert Bickers

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0857978497

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 138

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After 1914, between tiffin and a day at the race track, the British in Shanghai enjoyed a life far removed from the horrors of the Great War. Shanghai's status as a treaty port - with its foreign concessions home to expatriates from every corner of the globe - made it the most cosmopolitan city in Asia. The city's inhabitants on either side of the conflict continued to mix socially to mix socially after the outbreak of war, the bond amongst foreign nationals being almost as strong as that between countrymen. But as news of the slaughter spread of the Far East, and in particular the sinking of the Lusitania, their ambivalence turned to antipathy.
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New Frontiers

Imperialism's New Communities in East Asia, 1842-1953

Author: Robert Bickers,Christian Henriot

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 9780719056048

Category: History

Page: 290

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"This volume will be of interest to students and scholars of the history and anthropology of imperialism, colonialism's culture, and East Asian history."--Jacket.
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Shanghai

collision point of cultures, 1918-1939

Author: Harriet Sergeant

Publisher: Crown Pub

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 371

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Traces the history of the Chinese city of Shanghai between the two world wars, examining the rich social, political, and cultural complexities of the city during the period.
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Life and Death in Shanghai

Author: Cheng Nien

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

ISBN: 0802145167

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 560

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A woman who spent more than six years in solitary confinement during Communist China's Cultural Revolution discusses her time in prison. Reissue. A New York Times Best Book of the Year.
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Robert Ludlum's The Altman Code

A Covert-One Novel

Author: Robert Ludlum,Gayle Lynds

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 1429906723

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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New York Times Bestselling Series For three decades, Robert Ludlum's bestselling novels have set the standard in almost every country in the world against which all other novels of international intrigue are measured. Now The Altman Code is the latest volume in the series of novels featuring Robert Ludlum's Covert-One. In the middle of the night, on the dark waterside docks of Shanghai, a photographer is recording cargo being secretly loaded when he's brutally killed and his camera destroyed. Shortly thereafter Covert-One director Fred Klein brings the word to the President that there's a Chinese cargo ship rumored to be carrying tons of chemicals to be used by a rogue nation to create new biological weapons. The President cannot let the ship land and risk the consequences of a new stockpile of deadly chemical weapons. Klein is ordered to get the President solid proof of what the Chinese ship is ferrying. Covert-One agent Jon Smith is sent to rendezvous in Taiwan with another agent who has acquired the ship's true manifest. But before Smith can get the document, the two agents are ambushed, the second agent is murdered, the proof is destroyed, and Smith escapes with only his life, scant clues to mystery behind the cargo ship, and a verbal message---the President's biological father is still alive, held prisoner by the Chinese for fifty years. As the Chinese cargo ship draws ever closer to its end port, Smith must race against the clock to uncover the truth about the ship and its cargo, a truth that probes the deepest secrets of the Chinese ruling party, the faction in Washington working to undermine the elected government, and the international cabal who is thrusting the world to the very brink of war.
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