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Visual Politics and Shanghai Glamour

Wen-hsin Yeh

in Shanghai Splendor

Published by University of California Press

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780520249714
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520933422 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520249714.003.0004
Visual Politics and Shanghai Glamour

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On the question of space, many studies have invoked “Shanghai” as a place where events occurred. Lately, a growing amount of information has become available concerning the infrastructural changes that transformed the physical city, such as the addition of tramways, street lights, electricity, paved roads, and so forth. The “spectacular” nature of Shanghai derived ultimately from the presence of the Europeans, who built the city and created the space in which women found their new place. The authorities of the International Settlement, through the adoption of municipal codes, did much to regulate civilian conduct on the street and at public places.

Keywords: Shanghai; Europeans; International Settlement; civilian conduct; infrastructural changes

Chapter.  11358 words. 

Subjects: Asian History

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