Shanghai's Dancing World

Shanghai's Dancing World

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qIn this richly detailed exploration of Shanghai's night life, Andrew Field strips off glamorous cliches to weave together a complex and compelling tale of cabaret culture as a contested space of modernity caught in a constellation of unrelenting and contradictory social, economic and political forces.q CHRISTIAN HENRIOT, Senior Fellow, Institut d'Asie Orientale, Institut Universitaire de France --As in many of Mu Shiyinga#39;s stories, the dance hall figures prominently in this urban landscape. ... Chinese man and her legal step-son a€œVirtuous Liua€; the other a wealthy Belgian jewel merchant and his dance partner, a Chinese film actress.

Title:Shanghai's Dancing World
Author:Andrew David Field
Publisher:Chinese University Press - 2001


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