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Carl Crow - A Tough Old China Hand: The Life, Times, and Adventures of an American in Shanghai

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The first biography of Carl Crow - one of the best-known and most successful Americans to live and work in Shanghai between the wars. After a successful career as a newspaperman and the proprietor of China's largest advertising agency in the 1930s he went on to write over a dozen books on China including the best selling series of anecdotes of his time in Shanghai: Four Hu ...more
Hardcover, 313 pages
Published February 1st 2007 by Hong Kong University Press (first published October 1st 2006)
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May 05, 2012 Renee rated it really liked it
This was one of my Christmas books and I started right into it, well in between several others I had going. One for the metro, one for beside the bed, one next to the chair in the living room....yeah, I know bookaholic.

This is a great read about Carl Crow an American Business/author in Shanghai at a seminal moment in time (not that every moment is not important in history) when the west was still very much involved in China and the political intrigue between the WWI and WWII. It was of particul
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Jan 04, 2012 JJ W rated it really liked it
A beautiful book that spans the mundane details of Crow's life to the grand historical arcs that Crow intersected with. The portrayal of Crow seemed a little 2-dimensional, but maybe that goes with the territory of writing about this advertising man. It's one of those rare books that is as nice to hold as it is to read. Beautiful layout, design, and footnoting. Paul French and the HK Press did a great job on this book. Makes me almost wish I was living back in Shanghai.
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Paul French is the Chief China Representative of Access Asia, a market research and business intelligence company specialising in China and North Asia's economics and markets. He was educated in London and at the University of Glasgow. He is the co-author of One Billion Shoppers - Accessing Asia's Consuming Passions (1998) and author of Carl Crow - A Tough Old China Hand: The Life, Times, and Adve ...more
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