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5 Reasons You May Enjoy Opium Warfare

5 Reasons You May Enjoy Opium Warfare

My article for Fodor's on 5 places from my 1920s novel still in existence today in Shanghai.

Discovering Old Shanghai

My article for Fodor's on 5 places from my 1920s novel still in existence today in Shanghai.

[Chung Ling Soo and Wilfred Partington]. The Chinese Opium-Smoker. Twelve Illustrations Showing the Ruin which our Opium Trade with China is bringing upon that Country. 12 full-page lithographs printed in colours, showing the gradual downfall of a smoker. Descriptive text opposite each plate. London: S.W. Partridge & Co. , n.d. [1881].  Third edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers. [15] leaves including 12 leaves of colored lithographed plates, each with descriptive text to facing leaf.

[Chung Ling Soo and Wilfred Partington]. The Chinese Opium-Smoker. Twelve Illustrations Showing the Ruin which our Opium Trade with China is bringing upon that Country. 12 full-page lithographs printed in colours, showing the gradual downfall of a smoker. Descriptive text opposite each plate. London: S.W. Partridge & Co. , n.d. [1881]. Third edition. Octavo. Printed wrappers. [15] leaves including 12 leaves of colored lithographed plates, each with descriptive text to facing leaf.

Docks along the Huangpu River in the 1930s

Docks along the Huangpu River in the 1930s

This opium den scene inspired the "dark den in the docks" in Fearless. It all looks rather lush really!

This opium den scene inspired the "dark den in the docks" in Fearless. It all looks rather lush really!

Absinthe, Opium & Magic Review - 1920s Shanghai, A Thrilling Adverture into the Underbelly of Shanghi | Splash Magazines | Los Angeles

Absinthe, Opium & Magic Review - 1920s Shanghai, A Thrilling Adverture into the Underbelly of Shanghi | Splash Magazines | Los Angeles

Shanghai, funeral of a rich Chinese | Photograph taken in the 1930s by a German family living in Shanghai since 1920, estate Cortum.

Shanghai, funeral of a rich Chinese | Photograph taken in the 1930s by a German family living in Shanghai since 1920, estate Cortum.

Workers sawing wood on a Shanghai dock in the 1930s

Workers sawing wood on a Shanghai dock in the 1930s

China, Shanghai, Astor House Hotel, American tourists arriving by rickshaw, 1933. Harry Real second from right.

China, Shanghai, Astor House Hotel, American tourists arriving by rickshaw, 1933. Harry Real second from right.

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