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Yosl Mlotek

in Voices from Shanghai

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print October 2008 | ISBN: 9780226181660
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226181684 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226181684.003.0015
Yosl Mlotek

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This chapter presents “Shanghai” (1942), a poem written by Yosl Mlotek. The poem pictures Nanking Road, the heart of the International Settlement, with its advertisements, its bars and glitter, its rickshaw coolies and its prostitutes. But Nanking Road was only for the wealthy Chinese and Westerners of Shanghai who frequented its elegant shops and restaurants. Soon the Westerners would be gone, their places taken by the Japanese, who occupied the International Settlement in December 1941.

Keywords: poem; Yosl Mlotek; Shanghai; Nanking Road; International Settlement

Chapter.  700 words. 

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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