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Shanghai Art Deco Around People’s Park

Many years ago I went to People's Park in Shanghai. I remember a time with my dad in 1991, but probably first went in 1988. But my recollections were fuzzy at best. So it was great fun to return there a few weeks ago during the World Congress on Art Deco. And boy was there a ton of Art Deco around People's Park, or the old race track.One of my favorites was Poy Gum Lee's … [Read More]

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Eileen Chang's house

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When I was in Shanghai a couple weeks ago, I came across author Eileen Chang's old apartment on one of the Art Deco walking tours.Isn't it a beauty? Eileen … [Read More]

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