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

This Day in History: Down to the Countryside Movement Launched

Chairman Mao proclaims 'We too have two hands, let us not laze about in the city.'

by Ned Kelly, 19 December 2022

This Day In History: Mao Coins Communist Slogan Serve the People

Though death befalls all men alike, it may be weightier than Mount Tai or lighter than a feather...

by Ned Kelly, 09 September 2022

This Day In History: Small Sword Society Take Shanghai

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

by Ned Kelly, 07 September 2022

Cigars, Coffins & Concubines: Dogmeat, China's Basest Warlord

The day warlord Zhang Zongchang found out that it's a dog eat dog world.

by Ned Kelly, 02 September 2022

Abandoned China: Off the Map with an Urban Explorer

Ned Kelly interviews Greg Abandoned, podcaster, writer and seasoned urban explorer.

by Ned Kelly, 26 August 2022

This Day in History: The Central China Floods of 1931

The deadliest natural disaster ever recorded.

by Ned Kelly, 25 August 2022

This Day in History: Shanghai Jews Fleeing Nazi Persecution

The total number Jews arriving at the open port of Shanghai by sea and land between November 1938 and 1941 is estimated at 20,000.

by Ned Kelly, 19 August 2022

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