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The Map of British Culture in Shanghai

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Language: English
Page: 120
Publication Date: 07/2012
ISBN: 9787545206227
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This book mainly tells about the British culture shown in Shanghai, the eastern international metropolis. According to more than 300 classic and rare pictures, it reflects the social life of British people living in Shanghai, and their manners and customs, which transfers strong cultural information in the most direct form.

About Author

Xiong Yuezhi,Vice-President of Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences,Chair of its Institute of Historical Research, and Director of itsResearch Center of Chinese Urban History. His major worksinclude Zhang Taiyan, and the introduction part of A GeneralHistory of Shanghai. 
gao Jun,Associate Professor, received his Ph.D. from FudanUniversity, his current research focuses on modern China'scultural history. 
Ondi Lingenfelter,American Sinologist, lives in Berkeley, California, US.She researches contemporary Chinese literature and cultureand is a translator of modern Chinese fiction, poetry, and filmsubtitles.
Table of Contents
Introduction 
A Bridge to the Outside World 
He Chengwei 
General Preface 
The Dynamic Blending of Chinese and Western Culture in Modern 
Shanghai 
Xiong Yuezhi 
ⅠThey Hailed from Great Britain 
1. Subjects of the British Crown 
2.The Voyage of the Amherst 
3. Shanghai Opens Up: Balfour and the Early Design for the Consulate General 
4. Consolidation: From British Settlement to International Settlement 
5. British Features of Shanghai 
6. Visits to Shanghai by Famous Britons 
Ⅱ Dealing with the British 
1. From "Barbarian" to "Westerner": Trading One Kind of Inequality for Another 
2.The Public Garden Crisis 
3.Communications: Yangkingpang Creek(Pidgin) English and Chinese 
4. We are Shanghailanders: Celebrating Shanghai's First 50 Years as an Open Port 
5. Conflict: The May 30th Movement 
Ⅲ Those Shanghailanders 
1. A Man and a Publishing House 
2. Western Medicine: William Lockhart and Lester Chinese Hospital 
3. The Man Everyone Knew: The Legendary Life of John Fryer 
4. Shanghai's Media Mogul: Ernest Major and his Shen-Pao 
5. The Peerless Tycoon: Henry Lester 
6. In Search of Dreams: An Englishman's Shanghai Story 
Ⅳ Little England in Shanghai 
1. What They Ate: A Feast of Chinese-Western Fusion 
2. Leisure: Shanghai Kaleidoscope 
3. Their Obsession: Everybody Loved Horseracing 
4. Reading: A Copy of North China Daily News in Every Hand 
Ⅴ British Architecture in Shanghai 
1. The English Club: A Gathering Place 
2. The Garden Bridge: Spanning Soochow Creek and the Whangpoo River 
3. Sassoon Villa: English Country Style 
4. Moller Villa: A Taste of Northern Europe 
5. From Astor House to the Pujiang Hotel 
6. Jessfield Park: One of China's Most Famous Parks 
7. The English Castle of Shanghai Industry: Yangtszepoo Waterworks 
8. The Number One Prison in the Far East: Ward Road Gaol(Tilanqiao Prison) 
9. In the Name of God: Holy Trinity Cathedral and Union Church 
Ⅵ England and Shanghai in the New China 
1. Unbroken Historical Ties/Bound Together By History 
2. The Consul General Promotes Cultural Contacts 
3. Visits by Politicians 
4. A Royal Visit to Shanghai By Her Majesty the Queen 
5. A Splendid Building in Expo Park
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But he took neither ofthese paths.In 1926, towards the end of his life, he made an earth-shakingdecision: he would leave his entire estate in Shanghai. His willstipulated that his fortune be used for the following: a small amountwould be left to individuals; cash would be given to charities thattook care of the blind, the poor, children with nowhere else to turn;a large sum was donated to Chinese Hospital so that they couldtreat the poor for free; another hospital received a smaller amount inorder to help the poor of other nations; and to re-establish the schoolaffiliated with Holy Trinity Church. 
Remaining funds were to be put in The Lester Trust that wouldsupport organizations that looked after the poor, the sick, and theyoung. Organizations that the foundation would support includedthose dedicated to education, medicine, charity, children, the poor,and the sick. Lester's estate endowed the Henry Lester Instituteof Medical Research and the Henry Lester Institute of TechnicalEducation, which trained nearly a thousand students and was knownfar and wide. 
Lester loved China and Shanghai. He wrote a heartfelt note inhis will: "For almost 60 years I have made my home in Shanghai,China. It is true now and will always be true; long ago, I decided tomake China my home."
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