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Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai

by Robert Bickers

Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai Synopsis

'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all...' Empire Made Me Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling and murder. Threatened from within by communist workers and from without by Chinese warlords and Japanese troops, and governed by an ever more desperate British-dominated administration, Shanghai was both mesmerising and terrible.Into this maelstrom stepped a tough and resourceful ex-veteran Englishman to join the police. It is his story, told in part through his rediscovered photo-albums and letters, that Robert Bickers has uncovered in this remarkable, moving book.

Empire Made Me An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai Press Reviews

'This is a biography of a nobody that offers a window into an otherwise closed world. It is a life which manages to touch us all' Empire Made Me

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141011950
Publication date: 3rd June 2004
Author: Robert Bickers
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 416 pages
Categories: Asian history, 20th century history: c 1900 to c 2000, Biography: general,

About Robert Bickers

Robert Bickers is Senior Lecturer in History at Bristol University. He has published extensively on Chinese history.

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