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By Jean Oi,Nara Dillon

ISBN-10: 0804756198

ISBN-13: 9780804756198

To a level unusual in between chinese language towns, Republican Shanghai had no heart. Its territory was once divided between 3 (sometimes extra) municipal governments built-in into quite a few nationwide states and empires. No executive development or spiritual establishment gave Shanghai a “center." but amidst deep cleavages, town functioned as a coherent entire. What held Shanghai jointly? The authors' resolution is staff of middlemen with myriad connections throughout political and social obstacles created networks that held Republican Shanghai together.

Contributors comprise: Sei Jeong Chin, Parks Coble, Bryna Goodman, Brian Martin, Elizabeth J. Perry, Kuiyi Shen, Jeffrey Wasserstrom, and Wen-hsin Yeh

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