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, 31 March 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

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: The Shanghai Race Club

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

by Ned Kelly, 17 April 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

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