Shanghai Bund with Cathay Hotel at right

Book review: Shanghai Grand – a doomed dystopia distilled in three characters

Taras Grescoe tells story of decadence and desperation in late 1930s Shanghai through the lives of writer Emily Hahn and her lover, Shao Xunmei, hotelier Victor Sassoon and his Cathay Hotel

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Shanghai Bund with Cathay Hotel at right
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