Shanghai Scarlet Blog Shanghai Scarlet provides a fascinating evocation of Old Shanghai in all its luxury, degradation and terror. It is an absorbing story of love, loss and adventure in the dangerous 1930s Shanghai world of conflicting political régimes and their gangsters, seeking to turn journalists and authors to their own causes. Shanghai Scarlet is a compelling story with excellent pacing and an extraordinary conclusion, sure to have wide appeal.
Guado, Lone Islet Blog Much wider in scope than most memoirs, Gudao, Lone Islet paints a wonderful portrait of the lives of both Chinese and foreign inhabitants of Shanghai before, during and after the Second World War. For the broad range of readers, this beautifully written and carefully researched book provides fascinating insights to pre-revolutionary Shanghai, and a thoroughly satisfying reading experience.