Spigelman, J. J.
September 2007
Quadrant Magazine;Sep2007, Vol. 51 Issue 9, p40
This article details the history West's influence on Shanghai, China. It explains that the repeal of the British Navigation Acts on January 1, 1850 laid the foundation for the growth and flourishing of trade between Europe, U.S. and China. The appetite of Europeans for teas made Shanghai a natural center of commerce. It says that American ships and sailors were better and more daring than their European, chiefly British, counterparts. Overtime, Western style architecture rose in Shanghai until the advent of the Opium War with Great Britain.


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