“The Selected Works in the Shanghai History Research Series” presents classic works by top scholars from overseas on the study of modern and contemporary Shanghai history. It combines readability with academic rigor and has been translated by domestic experts. Overseas scholars offer unique perspectives, exclusive materials, and insightful interpretations that differ from previous studies, covering various aspects of Shanghai’s history such as Shanghai governors, police, prostitutes, industrialists, overseas Chinese, hometown associations, fire brigades, and people from northern Jiangsu.
This book focuses on the Shanghai Municipal Government from 1927 to 1937, exploring the political and social environment in which the government was established and operated. It examines the available human and financial resources and evaluates the successes, failures, gains, and losses of the municipal governance. The aim is to provide an exceptional case study of a municipal government under the Nationalist Party regime. This work holds significant influence within the Western academic community studying China.