Tagged: Yu-chih Lai

Money, Networking, and Leisure: Selling Japanese Books in Shanghai, 1880-1911

Yu-chih Lai Starting in the 1880s, there appeared in Shenbao many advertisements selling imported Japanese books. Most of them were illustrated painting manuals brought by very specific bookstores or individuals, such as Wang Yemei, the Shanghai painter who sojourned in Japan. This phenomenon went beyond the ordinary advertisements in Shenbao and had been well observed […]