Tag Archives: books

Chang Ning on Cultural translation: Gambling Cultures

Dr. Ning Jennifer Chang is an Associate Research Fellow at the Institute of Modern History, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. She has just published her first book, Cultural Translation: Horse Racing, Greyhound Racing and Jai Alai in Modern Shanghai (異國事物的轉譯:近代上海的跑馬、跑狗與回力球賽). Here she … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Chang Ning on Cultural translation: Gambling Cultures

Robert Neild on Wuzhou, old and new.

Britain’s commercial forays into China in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were not always popular at the local level.  More than a hundred towns and cities, large and small, were identified as places of potentially profitable trade by … Continue reading

Posted in Guest blogs, Photograph of the day | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Robert Neild on Wuzhou, old and new.

Books!

The photographs posted to our site — 9,151 now, and rising — have often found their way into publications, and in this post we’ll introduce a handful of them. Joshua Fogel, Canada Research Chair and Professor of History at York … Continue reading

Posted in Photograph of the day, Update | Tagged , | Comments Off on Books!

Still feverish

A recent trip to Shanghai reminds me how popular the rediscovery of historic photographs of China remains. Here in one shop on Fuzhou lu, Shanghai’s bookstore street, is a good stash of Lao Zhaopian magazine, which sparked off the ‘Lao … Continue reading

Posted in Photograph of the day | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Still feverish

A hunting we will go

Incidental mention of the Shanghai Paper Hunt suggests a new post. Here are two members of the Hunt in action. The Shanghai Paper Hunt Club dated is foundation to December 1863, but as its history, published in 1930, noted, there … Continue reading

Posted in Digitisation, Photograph of the day | Tagged , , , , , , | 1 Comment