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, 15 October 2021

This Day in History: Old Shanghai’s Biggest Ever Gangster Heist

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

by Paul French, 02 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

This Day in History: Lu Yongxiang – Shanghai's Forgotten Warlord

The decade after the fall of the Qing Dynasty was the age of warlordism.

by Dan Stein, 25 March 2021

Hugues Martin on Old Shanghai Blog Shanghailander Turning 15

We want a seat at his dinner party...

by Ned Kelly, 24 February 2021

Nazi Shanghai: Nazis and Jews Fought Bitter War of Agitprop

The influx of European Jewish refugees meant a press to serve this new community and a response to Nazi anti-Semitic propaganda was required.

by Paul French, 30 September 2020

Count Gian Galeazzo Ciano, Mussolini's Man in China

"He was a bounder, but bounding is no sin in the sun."

by JFK Miller, 05 August 2020

4 New Paul French Podcasts on Famous Visitors to Old Shanghai

‘Destination Shanghai’goes oral.

by Ned Kelly, 06 May 2020

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