It's A Rough Game But Good Sport

The life, times and personalities of the Shanghai Rugby Football Club. By Simon Drakeford

The Treaty Port of Shanghai was established in 1843. As the ‘Model Settlement’ grew, thoughts inevitably turned to recreation. A race course was built almost immediately, cricket was first played in Shanghai in 1854, a rowing club was founded in 1867 and in the same year the first Shanghai Football Club took to the field, playing a variant of the game that was more like ‘rugby’ than ‘soccer’, but was a hybrid of both.

Shanghai’s Art Deco Master

Paul Veysseyre’s Architecture in the French Concession. By Spencer Dodington & Charles Lagrange
Old Shanghai’s architecture is world famous, particularly for the many Art Deco buildings designed and erected during its golden age in the 1920s and 1930s, before the Japanese invaded and the world changed. Many of the Art Deco gems in Shanghai were designed by the French architect Paul Veysseyre, the focus of this book. Co-author Spencer Dodington has lived in and renovated many of Shanghai’s Art Deco masterpieces while Charles Lagrange has chronicled the history of Shanghai’s French Concession in numerous articles.
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