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On This Day: Japanese Take Shanghai International Settlement

An inside look at the Japanese takeover of Shanghai's International Settlement, which began on December 8, 1941.

by Mark Felton, 08 December 2021

PHOTOS: Japanese Occupation of Shanghai, Then and Now

The Japanese takeover of Shanghai's International Settlement began on December 8, 1941​. Here are some photos of the captured areas then and now.

by That's Shanghai, 08 December 2021

Journalist Stephen Claypole Reflects on His 1972 Trip to China

Peeking behind the bamboo curtain: Stephen Claypole recalls the 1972 press delegation to Shanghai.

by That's Shanghai, 01 October 2021

Sex, Lies & Saucy Postcards: Wallis Simpson in China

Rumor has it she picked up tricks in the brothels of the East.

by Ned Kelly, 11 September 2021

Coffins, Cigars & Concubines: Dogmeat, China's Basest Warlord

The day warlord Zhang Zongchang found out that it's a dog eat dog world.

by Ned Kelly, 03 September 2021

Wan Rong, Wife of Last Emperor Puyi and Her 'Progressive' Father

Wan Rong was the wife of China's last emperor Puyi and once lived in Beijing's Mao’er Hutong.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 27 May 2021

Shanghai's Infamous Ward Road Gaol – The Alcatraz of the Orient

Conditions inside the Gaol were considered to be some of the harshest in the world.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2021

The Mysterious Death of Chinese Warlord Wu Peifu

Warlord Wu Peifu once lived in Beijing's Shijin Huayuan Hutong until his somewhat mysterious death in 1939.

by Alistair Baker-Brian, 10 May 2021

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