This Day in History: Shanghai's Tilanqiao Prison Opens

Shanghai's only downtown jail was nicknamed 'Alcatraz of the Orient' for its tough reputation.

by Ned Kelly, 18 May 2020

4 New Paul French Podcasts on Famous Visitors to Old Shanghai

‘Destination Shanghai’goes oral.

by Ned Kelly, 06 May 2020

This Day in History: US Passes Chinese Exclusion Act

The act effectively ended Chinese immigration to the US for 60 years.

by Ned Kelly, 06 May 2020

This Day in History: China Enacts New Marriage Law

When Mao Zedong famously declared "Women hold up half the sky."

by Ned Kelly, 01 May 2020

Shanghai Bars Raided as China's Illegal Drug Crackdown Continues

The coronavirus outbreak has changed nothing.

by Ned Kelly, 29 April 2020

China Reveals 100 Happiest Tourist Attractions

Ideas for some domestic travel.

by Ned Kelly, 28 April 2020

WIN! Passes for Bespoke's New Online China Speaker Series

Just think of the knowledge you'll acquire!

by Ned Kelly, 21 April 2020

This Day in History: Aleister Crowley Summons Demon in Shanghai

In 1906, the occultist, mystic, magician and self-proclaimed Beast 666 came to Shanghai to summon his Holy Guardian Angel...

by Ned Kelly, 20 April 2020

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