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Shanghai 1935 : An American Lady's Account of the City and It's High-Society

Author :  Ruth Day (Intro) Andrew Field

Product Details

  • Country Hong Kong
  • Publisher Earnshaw Books, Hong Kong
  • ISBN9789888552610
  • FormatPaperBack
  • LanguageEnglish
  • Year of Publication2019
  • Bib. Info150p.
  • Product Weight220 gms.
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Product Description

American socialite Ruth Day visited Shanghai for several weeks in 1935 and left one of the most sparkling descriptions of the city in this book, published in a limited edition the following year and only brought to the wider world in this new edition published more than 80 years later. Ruth was the step-daughter of a prominent American financial expert who held a senior post in the Chinese government, and during her whirlwind trip, she met with absolutely everyone who was anyone, and went everywhere the high-society crowd frequented – dancehalls and night-clubs, parties and the best private homes. She describes it all with a rare flair, leaving us with a valuable and unique record of Shanghai high society and the panorama of human experience in the city during its decadent heyday. This is truly a lost classic brought back to life.

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