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Word by Word - Molinsky & Bliss:

Intermediate Level Picture Dictionary [138 pages] & Workbook [156 pages]

New & unused. Both books are in full colour. View sample pages in PDF

Prentice Hall ISBN 0-13-278235-9

discount price Rmb40 for the set of 2 books [minimum order 5 sets]

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History and politics


Shanghai: The Rise and Fall of a Decadent City 1842-1949
Stella DongShanghai Rise by Stella Dong

Ms Dong's account of Shanghai's history is one of the newer books available, and it may be one of the most entertaining. The book has vivid and meticulous portraits of Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s, its most glamorous years.

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China’s Stockmarket: A Guide to its Progress, Players and Prospects
Stephen Green

This book examines the progress of the world's fastest-growing stock market from mid-1980s, and looks at developments expected over the next decade.

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No Hurry to Get Home
Emily Hahn

A dashing autobiography by a social gadfly, opium addict and writer for the New Yorker, who lived in Shanghai and Hong Kong in the late 1930s and early 1940s.

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Tyranny of History
WJF Jenner

Although written over a decade ago, this historical analysis remains useful and thought-provoking.

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Wild Grass: Three Stories of Change in Modern China
Ian Johnson

These real-life accounts of Chinese citizens struggling to use China's nascent legal system make for a surprisingly gripping read, offering personal perspectives on one of China's great challenges.

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China Dream: The Elusive Quest for the Greatest Untapped Market on Earth
Joe Studwell

Mr Studwell offers a cautionary view of the Chinese gold rush, seen through several stories of failed Western ventures. Necessary reading for anyone doing business in China.

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New Shanghai: The Rocky Rebirth of China's Legendary City
Pamela Yatsko

This is by far the best researched and most readable account of Shanghai’s economic development. Despite being a few years old, it is still relevant and perfect for visitors who want to know how much substance lies behind Shanghai’s glitzy facade.

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Fiction


Empire of the Sun
JG Ballard

Mr Ballard's childhood was spent in a Chinese internment camp during the second world war. The early scenes, set in Shanghai, are beautifully evocative.

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The True Story of Ah Q
Lu Xun

Written by the founding father of modern Chinese literature, this masterly novel follows the fortunes of a farmer caught up in the nationalist revolutions of 1911.

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Shanghai '37
Vicki Baum

Baum's classic tale follows the Chinese Nationalist bombing of Shanghai in 1937, and shows the city during its raffish heyday. A thinly veiled portrait of Big-Eared Du, the city's infamous drug baron, makes a colourful appearance in the story.

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Shanghai Baby
Wei Hui

This racy tale, banned by the Chinese government, has nevertheless become a cult favourite. It recounts the trysts of Coco, a young writer living in Shanghai.

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Death of a Red Heroine
Qiu Xiaolong

A detective novel set in the often paradoxical Shanghai of the 1990s, at the start of the city's re-emergence as a business hub. Mr Qiu, a noted poet and critic, now teaches in America.

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