Monthly Archives: December 2012

Disappearing Shanghai – more than 50 shades of Shanghai

On his site China Rhyming, Paul French has posted a review of Howard French’s Disappearing Shanghai. “…a photographic exploration of life in the old and rapidly disappearing quarters of Shanghai, with accompanying poems and essays by the author of fiction … Continue reading

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Manilamen and Mandarins – Filipinos in 1860s China, Part 2: Paco Cockfighter Dalogdog

Paco Cockfighter Dalogdog “Paco was larger than other Manilamen – more Fletcher’s size – with light brown skin, hazel eyes, dark brown curly hair, and teeth lightly stained reddish-black by buyo, betel nut. He wore black cotton trousers and a … Continue reading

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