Description - Beyond the Neon Lights by Hanchao Lu
How did ordinary people live through the extraordinary changes that swept across modern China? How did peasants transform themselves into urbanites? How did the citizens of Shanghai cope with the epic upheavals - revolution, war, and again revolution - that shook their lives? In this carefully researched study, Hanchao Lu weaves rich documentary data with ethnographic surveys and interviews to reconstruct the fabric of everyday life in China's largest and most complex city in the first half of this century.
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(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
University of California Press
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Author Biography - Hanchao Lu
Hanchao Lu is Professor of History at Georgia Institute of Technology.