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 2021

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, 14 January 2021

The Death of Shanghai Street Food

Shanghai's once great food streets are being closed down one by one, leaving the fate of the city's street food hanging in the balance.

by Betty Richardson, 04 July 2016

Snapshots of Shanghai's Disappearing Laoximen Neighborhood

Shanghai's ambitious revitalization plan hits a historic neighborhood.

by Dominic Ngai, 25 May 2018

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

Sir Victor Sassoon: Shanghai's Playboy of the Eastern World

To Sir Victor goes the spoils.

by Ned Kelly, 28 January 2020

Gangster's Paradise: A Night Out in the Shanghai Badlands

Take a tour through sin central for gangsters, gamblers and the worst elements of Shanghai's criminal underbelly.

by Paul French, 23 October 2019

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

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