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Shanghai's Architectural Legacy

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Author: Wang Weiming;
Language: English
Format: 20.8 x 13.4 x 1.8 cm
Page: 263
Publication Date: 11/2014
ISBN: 9787567114708
Table of Contents
Editor's Preface 
Foreword 
Chapter one From 2013 towards the future: Stunning interior beauty 
Chapter two 1843-1910: The steady progression of history 
Chapter three 1910-1930: World fairs 
Chapter four 1930-1936: Upward desires and aspirations 
Chapter five 1937-1949: Bleak times 
Chapter six 1950-1979: Some things get better; some things get worse 
Chapter seven 1980-1985: A vigorous recovery 
Chapter eight 1986-1990: Shanghai comes alive 
Chapter nine 1991-2000: New trends 
Chapter ten 2013 and beyond: Lifestyles within Haipai architecture 
Afterword
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However, Shanghai often rewards risk-takers. Moiler often went to watch horse races in Shanghai, dreaming that he would become rich and famous overnight. Shortly afterwards, his dream came true, and he began to win bet after bet on the races,almost as if he was destined to become rich and successful. He Then spent a fortune purchasing an Arabian racehorse, which went on to set records at the Shanghai racecourse and further bolstered Moller's wealth. He continued to purchase other horses and went on to dominate the racing scene in Shanghai.Moller was also an astute man and realised that while racing could put him on a sound financial footing, it was not something he could rely on for a living. After he had accumulated enough capital, he broke into the shipping industry, and after he handed his company over to his son Eric in 1913, it continued to develop considerably. 
By 1920, the company that Eric Moiler took over had already acquired 17 ships with a total tonnage of 50,000 tons,a portfolio second only to Jardine Matheson and the China Merchants' Steam Navigation Company. In 1925 Eric rented appear on the Huangpu River (often known as the Moiler Pier")and established another company to carry out the building,repair and regular maintenance of his ships. He then built a15,000 m2 factory on Fuxing Island in 1933, which was mainly used for ship maintenance.
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