Representing the City: Shanghai and its Maps

  • Catherine Vance Yeh
Part of the St Antony’s Series book series


At the turn of the twentieth century, ‘Shanghai’ was not a unified civic unit but consisted of different administrative segments — the walled county seat of Shanghai under Qing administration on the one hand, and on the other the International Settlement, with the former English and American Settlements under the management of a unified City Council, and the French Settlement with a Municipal Council under direct orders of the French Consul. The inhabitants of the Settlements were all immigrants, newcomers, outsiders. Along their overlapping and conflicting linguistic, cultural, regional and professional commonalities they created a multi-layered urban cultural structure. To be a resident in Shanghai meant to live simultaneously at different levels.


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