Posts tagged with "retail"



22. September 2021
While old Tianjin (then called Tientsin), was second only to Shanghai as foreign treaty port in terms of size and foreign population, the Chung Yuen was absolutely on par with its contemporaries in Shanghai such as the Sincere, Wing On and Sun Sun. The English language press also referred to it as Tientsin Bazaar and the Tientsin Exhibition of Industrial Encouragement while in Chinese it was simply referred to as Quanyechang. Located on the borders of the French and Japanese concessions, it was...
30. August 2021
Sun Sun Sky Terrace Restaurant Wine List from the MOFBA collection
30. June 2021
21. June 2021
Wing-On is an Australian-Hongkongnese retail group founded in 1897 and 1907 respectively. It expanded to Shanghai in 1918. Until it was nationalized in 1966, Wing On's Shanghai branch was one of the "four great department stores" of Shanghai. Depicted is a 1940s edition of their monthly customer magazine featuring latest news, merchandise and a wide array of brand adverts.
31. May 2021
Another unique little piece of commercial and economic history during the Shanghai foreign concessions "Solitary Island" period - still managed by the Shanghai Municipal Council and the French authorities respectively, but surrounded by Japanese military forces. Supply from the Shanghai hinterlands was heavily restricted by the Japanese and left the concession's population with mostly overseas imported goods at increasingly high prices: In fact from 1939 to 1941 prices practically doubled as...
09. May 2021
Commemorative retro-style beer can: The Tsingtao Brewery was founded on August 15, 1903 as the Germania-Brauerei (Germania Brewery) by Bavarian settlers in Qingdao. From 1898 to 1913 the port city of Qingdao in Shandong province was a German colonial concession.