Source 1 Liangyou Huabao Issue 88 (1934) Such is Shanghai (Photo collage)

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Title

Source 1 Liangyou Huabao Issue 88 (1934) Such is Shanghai (Photo collage)

Subject

Modernity in Shanghai

Description

This collage of Shanghai residents and buildings depicts a city built on commerce; leisure activities such as the Lyceum theatre and amateur dramatics society, founded in 1930 are present alongside shopping malls and estate agents. Allusions to modern western fashion, illustrated by a secretary’s legs and short skirt are accompanied by an image of the Bank of China, the nation’s reserve bank created in 1928. As such, Shanghai, at the time the fifth largest city in the world, is presented as a modern capitalist mecca, set to rival its European counterparts like Paris.

Creator

Anon

Source

Liangyou Huabao (The Young Companion)

Date

1934

Citation

Anon, “Source 1 Liangyou Huabao Issue 88 (1934) Such is Shanghai (Photo collage),” Chinese History for Teachers, accessed August 8, 2022, https://chinesehistoryforteachers.omeka.net/items/show/10.

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