Wednesday, December 3, 2008

"Global Shanghai, 1850–2010"

New from Routledge: Global Shanghai, 1850–2010: A History in Fragments by Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom.

About the book, from the publisher:
This book explores the play of international forces and international ideas about Shanghai, looking backward as far as its transformation into a subdivided treaty port in the 1840s, and looking forward to its upcoming hosting of China’s first World’s Fair, the 2010 Expo. As such, Global Shanghai is a lively and informative read for students and scholars of Chinese studies and urban studies and anyone interested in the history of Shanghai.
Read Jeff Wasserstrom's short article on Shanghai's preparations to host the 2010 World Expo.