This Day in History: Anna May Wong's Shanghai Express

The first Chinese-American movie star's struggle for acceptance in the land of her ancestors.

by Ned Kelly, 13 January 2023

Opium & Treason: Qi Xieyuan, Shanghai’s Other Forgotten Warlord

Diminutive in stature and with a lazy eye, Qi refused to be overlooked.

by Dan Stein, 17 December 2022

City Snapshot: Amateur Photographers Share Their Best China Pics

Amateur photographers share their best China pics.

by That's, 13 October 2022

Shanghai's Biggest Heist by China's Most Charming Gangster

The life and crimes of Elly 'the Swiss' Wilder.

by Paul French, 02 September 2022

This Day in History: The Funeral of Ruan Lingyu

The Shanghainese silent film star had taken her own life at the age of just 24.

by Ned Kelly, 14 March 2022

The Day in History: Shanghai’s First KFC Opens in 2 on the Bund

Across eras of glory and turmoil, the Bund legend has stood tall.

by Lucas dos Santos, 28 November 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

The Canidrome of Frenchtown: When Shanghai Went to the Dogs

Greyhounds, monkey jockeys, football riots, dance floor brawls, political rallies, mass executions and denunciations.

by Ned Kelly, 22 June 2021

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