Jacob H. Fishman

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:
Jacob H. Fishman

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This chapter presents “Miniatures” (1942), a brief prose sketch written by Jacob H. Fishman. This sketch captures with few but sharp strokes the painful contrasts that met the stranger in Shanghai. It paints a powerful picture of the Shanghai scene and the writer's revulsion at indifference to human suffering.

Keywords: prose sketch; Jacob H. Fishman; Shanghai; suffering; indifference

Chapter.  417 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Modern History (1700 to 1945)

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