This Day In History: Small Sword Society Take Shanghai

Never underestimate an emaciated, opium smoking Cantonese ex-sugar broker...

by Ned Kelly, 07 September 2021

This Day in History: May 30 Incident Leads to Riots Across China

The 1925 event would incite a series of strikes and riots that brought the Chinese economy to a standstill.

by Ned Kelly, 30 May 2021

This Day in History: Zhu Jianhua Sets High Jump World Record

On June 11, 1983 Shanghai-born high jumper Zhu Jianhua cleared 2.37m at a meet in Beijing, setting a new world record.

by Ned Kelly, 11 June 2022

This Week in History: The Battle of Muddy Flat

Believed to be the first time British and American forces fought as allies in a land battle.

by Ned Kelly, 04 April 2022

This Day in History: The Shanghai Race Club

The thunder of hooves on turf where People's Square lies today.

by Ned Kelly, 17 April 2021

Oscar Fuchs’ Podcast Making a Mosaic of China's Myriad Lives

New series offers a cross section of society.

by Ned Kelly, 04 December 2019

Shanghai Exhibition Center: The Palace of Sino-Soviet Friendship

The 'wedding cake' still stands today with a Soviet star atop its gilded spire.

by Ned Kelly, 05 March 2021

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