14. April 2021
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10. April 2021
Shen Bao, formerly transliterated as Shun Pao or Shen-pao (Chinese: 申報), known in English as Shanghai News, was a newspaper published from 30 April 1872 to 27 May 1949 in Shanghai, China. The influence of the newspaper in early 20th century Shanghai was so great that Shen Bao zhi, literally "Shen-pao paper", became a generic term for newspaper or newsprint.
05. April 2021
04. April 2021
Ruihua Villa (瑞华公馆) now housing a Chinese restaurant was built in 1930 by the founder of Hwa Ching Tobacco Chen Chuxiang (陈楚湘), manufacturer of the famous Shanghai My Dear cigarettes brand (美丽牌)
29. March 2021
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18. March 2021
We are running a first ever trial of making a unique Historic Item available as NFT (NOn-Fungible Token) - eternalized on the Blockchain. Click here or below for details.
15. March 2021
“Mr. Yuan,” she said, “would you like to come over to my table and have a cigarette?” “I would be honoured to. Please have one of my cigarettes.” “No, thanks. I only smoke Craven A.” “Why Craven A?” “Because I love their gentle smell.” We walked to her table and sat down. “From now on I shall call you Craven A,” I said jokingly. “Be careful. Black cats are harbingers of bad luck.” She pointed at the little black cat depicted on the lid of my red cigarette case....
08. March 2021
The January 1935 edition of Fortuna Magazine featured a special on the "Shanghai Boom". All pages digitized below

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