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When Phileas Fogg visited Shanghai in 1871 it had only recently been established as a trading centre, today it is a global super city. David Rosier takes us on a journey from the early days of the city, through the many upheavals it endured during the twentieth century to the vast metropolis we see today. 

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David kindly filmed two extra videos especially for us and our visit to Shanghai

The Dowager Empress Cixi

The Shanghai Museum

Relevant chapter in the novel: 21

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13 August 2021

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