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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai A Jewish Woman’s Journey through the 20thc. China( China in the Eyes of Foreigners)(English edition)

Author:Rena Krasno (USA)

Publication date:2009-01-01

ISBN:9787508513447

Language:English

Abstract:

Once Upon a Time in Shanghai This book is based on the diaries of Rena Krasno, from a Russian Jewish family growing up in Shanghai during World War II. The setting is multicultural, multilingual and multiracial, and the author provides fascinating details from the history of a city that no longer ex...
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Once Upon a Time in Shanghai This book is based on the diaries of Rena Krasno, from a Russian Jewish family growing up in Shanghai during World War II. The setting is multicultural, multilingual and multiracial, and the author provides fascinating details from the history of a city that no longer exists. The historic value of the book lies in the fact that Rena made daily diary entries and the entries included facts about the social events and people's life at that time.

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  • Cover

    1
  • Titlepage

    2
  • CONTENTS

    3
  • Author Introduction

    4
  • TO Tess Johnston, Deke Ehr and all who love Shanghai.

    5
  • Preface

    6
  • Chapter 1 Beginnings

    7
  • Chapter 2 Early Childhood

    8
  • Chapter 3 Tea Time

    9
  • Chapter 4 Walking to School

    10
  • Chapter 5 Pidgin English

    11
  • Chapter 6 Tailors

    12
  • Chapter 7 Broadcasting

    13
  • Chapter 8 Blue Caps

    14
  • Chapter 9 Money, Bank and a Tycoon

    15
  • Chapter 10 The Triumph of Jesse Owens

    16
  • Chapter 11 Expatriate Households—Life in Paradise

    17
  • Chapter 12 Bloody Saturday

    18
  • Chapter 13 Christmas 1939

    19
  • Chapter 14 Abbot Chao-Kung and His Hatred

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  • Chapter 15 The Portuguese Colony and Father Robert Jacquinot de Besange

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  • Chapter 16 Albert Einstein's Visit to Shanghai

    22
  • Chapter 17 The Shanghai Volunteer Corps and Boy Scouts

    23
  • Chapter 18 December 8, 1941

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  • Chapter 19 City of Refuge

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  • Chapter 20 Jack Riley

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  • Chapter 21 U.S. Bombing

    27
  • Chapter 22 Pacific War Unwinding

    28
  • Chapter 23 Japanese Internment Camps

    29
  • Chapter 24 U.S. Forces Arrive

    30
  • Chapter 25 Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

    31
  • Chapter 26 Deterioration, Disturbance

    32
  • Chapter 27 United Nations Information Center

    33
  • Conclusion Departure and Return

    34
  • Acknowledgement

    35
  • Copyright

    36
  • Backcover

    37

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