Champions Day: The End of Old Shanghai

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W. W. Norton & Company
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6.4 X 9.5 X 1.4 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

James Carter, professor of history at Saint Joseph's University, is the author of two previous books on Chinese history and is a Fellow of the National Committee on US-China Relations. He lives in Ewing, New Jersey.


Champions Day is the work of a seasoned China specialist in top form, delivering engrossing stories, engaging arguments, and enticing details--a cultural history trifecta.--Jeffrey N. Wasserstrom, author of Global Shanghai 1850-2010 and Vigil: Hong Kong on the Brink
More captivating than a day at the races, James Carter offers a sweeping ride through Shanghai's tumultuous history...Every visitor to the city should read this book to know whose footsteps came before in People's Square.--Helen Zia, author of Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution
James Carter's account of Shanghai is a gripping tale...To understand the origins of some of the tensions and clashes between China and the West in the present day, this account is essential.--Rana Mitter, author of Forgotten Ally: China's World War II, 1937-1945
Could it really be possible to encapsulate the nuanced story of old Shanghai in one day? James Carter proves it can and, through the lens of Champions Day, 1941, at the Shanghai Race Club, reveals the myriad histories of this controversial and problematic century-long urban experiment in East-West fusion.--Paul French, New York Times best-selling author of Midnight in Peking and City of Devils