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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Maritime Empires

British Imperial Maritime Trade in the Nineteenth Century

Author: National Maritime Museum (Great Britain)

Publisher: Boydell Press

ISBN: 9781843830764

Category: History

Page: 229

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Britain's overseas Empire pre-eminently involved the sea. In a two-way process, ships carried travellers and explorers, trade goods, migrants to new lands, soldiers to fight wars and garrison colonies, and also ideas and plants that would find fertile minds and soils in other lands. These essays, deriving from a National Maritime Museum (London) conference, provide a wide-ranging and comprehensive picture of the activities of maritime empire. They discuss a variety of issues: maritime trades, among them the trans-Atlantic slave trade, Honduran mahogany for shipping to Britain, the movement of horses across the vast reaches of Asia and the Indian Ocean; the impact of new technologies as Empire expanded in the nineteenth century; the sailors who manned the ships, the settlers who moved overseas, and the major ports of the Imperial world; plus the role of the navy in hydrographic survey. BR Published in association with the National Maritime Museum. DAVID KILLINGRAY is Emeritus Professor of Modern History, Goldsmiths College London; MARGARETTE LINCOLN and NIGEL RIGBY are in the research department of the National Maritime Museum.
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The Shanghai Badlands

Wartime Terrorism and Urban Crime, 1937-1941

Author: Frederic Wakeman, Jr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521528719

Category: History

Page: 244

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This book details the inner workings of terrorist groups operating in China between 1937-41.
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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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Shanghai

Author: Harriet Sergeant

Publisher: Jonathan Cape

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 371

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The Tragedy of Liberation

A History of the Chinese Revolution 1945-1957

Author: Frank Dikötter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408837595

Category: History

Page: 400

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In 1949 Mao Zedong hoisted the red flag over Beijing's Forbidden City. Instead of liberating the country, the communists destroyed the old order and replaced it with a repressive system that would dominate every aspect of Chinese life. In an epic of revolution and violence which draws on newly opened party archives, interviews and memoirs, Frank Dikötter interweaves the stories of millions of ordinary people with the brutal politics of Mao's court. A gripping account of how people from all walks of life were caught up in a tragedy that sent at least five million civilians to their deaths.
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