Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift In Shanghai

Empire Made Me: An Englishman Adrift In Shanghai by Robert Bickers

By: Robert Bickers

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ISBN
9780141011950
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Pages
416
Dimensions
129 x 198mm

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Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the world's most dynamic, brutal and exciting cities a swarming metropolis of nightclubs, opium-dens, gambling, sex and murder. Threatened from within by gangsters, communists and nationalists, and from without by Chinese warlords and the Japanese military, the hold of the British-dominated administration seemed increasingly fragile.

Robert Bickers' account of this corrupt and mesmerizing city is illuminated of a forgotten Englishman - a tough, resourceful policeman who stepped into the maelstrom of post-war Shanghai. Told through the moving story of one man's life and death while working for a governing class he could never belong to, 'Empire Made Me' provides an intriguing glimpse into how the British Empire really worked.
ISBN:
9780141011950
Publication Date:
10 / 08 / 2004
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
129 x 198mm

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