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Getting Stuck in for Shanghai

Robert Bickers


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PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2014
ISBN: 9780143800293
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  • Paperback
    $10.79
PUBLISHED: 23rd July 2014
ISBN: 9780143800293

Publisher Description

After 1914, between tiffin and a day at the race track, the British in Shanghai enjoyed a life far removed from the horrors of the Great War. Shanghai's status as a treaty port - with its foreign concessions home to expatriates from every corner of the globe - made it the most cosmopolitan city in Asia. The city's inhabitants on either side of the conflict continued to mix socially after the outbreak of war, the bond amongst foreign nationals being almost as strong as that between countrymen. But as news of the slaughter spread of the Far East, and in particular the sinking of the Lusitania, their ambivalence turned to antipathy. In this First World War Special, historian Robert Bickers explores the contradictions, patriotic fervour and battlefield experiences of the largest contingent of Shanghai Britons to fight the Kaiser's forces in Europe.

Author Biography

Robert Bickers is Professor of History and Director of the 'Historical Photographs of China' project at the University of Bristol. He is the author of Empire Made Me- An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai and The Scramble for China- Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914.

Product Details

Pages
138
Publisher
Penguin China
Year
2014
ISBN-10
0143800299
ISBN-13
9780143800293
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
China
Series
Penguin Specials
Subtitle
Putting the Kibosh on the Kaiser from the Bund - the British at Shanghai and the Great War
Author
Robert Bickers
Publication Date
2014-07-23