In 1935, an American named Ruth Day visited Shanghai. In her book, Shanghai 1935, she pens some of the most detailed and lavish descriptions that we have about the city's nightlife and its high society. Using her accounts as a departure, Andrew Field will discuss the city's high life during the height of its golden period in the 1930s and will make comparisons with Shanghai today. He will also tell the story of Ruth Day and why she came to the city that year.

RAS members must register online in order to get the 50 RMB member ticket. If you do not have online payment, please reach out to bookings@royalasiaticsociety.org.cn.


Non-members and China Crossroads members can register with Frank Tsai at editor@shanghai-review.org. Non-member price is 150 RMB, including a drink ticket.

Speakers

  • Andrew Field (Professor of Chinese History at Duke Kunshan University)

    Andrew Field

    Professor of Chinese History at Duke Kunshan University

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