#BLF 2018# UNCOVERING THE OLD CHINA

UNCOVERING THE OLD CHINA

PAUL FRENCH

Saturday, March 24, 11 am – 1 pm | 250 RMB – purchase link

 

There were foreigners in Peking a hundred years ago. But who were they, what were they doing, how did they live, what attracted them, how did they get on with the local people? Of course, things were so totally different then, but also they were sometimes rather familiar to us today. Author of Midnight in Peking, City of Devils and many other books on China’s past Paul French reveals how we can use film, newspapers, photography, old letters, books and memories to travel back to a very different China.

Long time Shanghai resident Paul French is the New York Times bestselling author of Midnight in Peking (currently being adapted for television) — winner of both the Edgar Award for Best Fact Crime and the CWA Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction. Now he’s back with City of Devils: A Shanghai Noir, the rags-to-riches tale of two self-made men set against a backdrop of crime and vice in the sprawling badlands of 1930s Shanghai.

 

  • Tickets are available at The Bookworm and online via Yoopay.