Missionaries, Madames, and “Girl Reporters”: Women of Old Shanghai
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About the Event
Nineteenth-century Shanghai was a rough-and-tumble sailors’ town where only brave expatriate women dared to live. These trailblazing ladies paved the way for following generations of female writers, doctors, and professionals. On this walk with Historic Shanghai founder Patrick Cranley, we will learn about the likes of Emily Hahn, a writer, opium addict, and social gadfly in 1930s Shanghai; Yan Shuhe, founder of the Women’s Bank; Gracie Gale, proprietress of Shanghai’s most famous bordello; and journalist Edna Lee Booker, who braved Chinese battlefields for scoops, while raising a family expat-style in Columbia Circle. We’ll see where they lived, worked, worshipped, and played and learn a bit about the unique environment of old Shanghai that allowed them to demonstrate their considerable talents.
Thursday, May 27
9:45 AM Registration, 10 AM to 12 PM
The Peninsula Shanghai (Beijing Rd. entrance)
32 Zhongshan 1st Rd. (E)
(metro line 2 or 10 to East Nanjing Road station, exit 7)
170 Nanjing Rd. (W)
(metro line 1, 2, or 8 to People’s Square station, exit 8)
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