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Author Carter, James, 1969 January 17- author.

Title Champions day : the end of Old Shanghai / James Carter.

Edition First edition.
Publication Info. New York, N.Y. : W.W. Norton & Company, [2020]
Location Call No. Status
 Nichols Adult Nonfiction  951.132 CAR    AVAILABLE
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Description viii, 340 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 293-318) and index.
Summary "A triptych of a single day revealing the history and foreshadowing the future of a complex and cosmopolitan city in a world at war. November 12, 1941: war and revolution are in the air. At the Shanghai Race Club, the city's elite prepare to face off their best horses and most nimble jockeys in the annual Champions Day races. Across town and amid tight security, others celebrated the birth of Sun Yat-Sen in a new city center meant to challenge European imperialism. Thousands more Shanghai residents from all walks of life attended the funeral of China's wealthiest woman, the Chinese-French widow of a Baghdadi Jewish businessman. But the biggest crowd of all gathered at the track; no one knew it, but Champions Day heralded the end of a European Shanghai. Through this colorful snapshot of the day's events, the rich and complex history that led to them, and a cast of characters as diverse as the city itself, James Carter provides a kaleidoscopic portrait of a time and a place that still speaks to relations between China and the West today"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Shanghai (China) -- History -- 20th century.
Shanghai (China) -- History -- 19th century.
Shanghai (China : International Settlement) -- History.
Shanghai (China) -- Race relations -- 20th century.
Champions' Stakes (Horse racing tournament : Shanghai, China) (1941 November 12)
Shanghai Race Club (Shanghai, China)
Horse racing -- China -- Shanghai -- History.
Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945 -- China -- Shanghai.
World War, 1939-1945 -- China -- Shanghai.
Added Title End of Old Shanghai
ISBN 9780393635942 (hardcover)
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