11 décembre 2013

German Shanghai

 Article en Français I recently posted an article about Qingdao, well-known for its German architecture (and beer) heritage. However few people know that Shanghai also had its German time when German influence was competing with the French and the British. Following the second Opium War, in the 1860’s, many German traders settled in Shanghai. They soon became very successful and at the turn of the century, the German Empire economic power was even prevailing on the British. German businessmen were indeed considered very... [Lire la suite]

09 décembre 2013

Shanghai l'allemande

English version J’ai récemment écrit un article sur Qingdao, ville de Chine connue pour son héritage allemand. Mais peu de gens savent que Shanghai a aussi connu une période de forte influence allemande. En fait, il ėtait un temps où la skyline de Shanghai était tout aussi allemande que britannique ou française. Suivant la deuxième guerre de l’opium en 1860, de nombreux colons et hommes d’affaires allemands s’installent à Shanghai à tel point qu’au début du siècle, la présence commerciale allemande à Shanghai dépasse celle... [Lire la suite]
01 décembre 2013

Shanghai jazz

Version Française Among the must do in Shanghai are jazz concerts. Shanghai is indeed one of the best places in the world to listen to jazz music. Musicians come from all over the world and include a great deal of Chinese. I already pointed out the strong historical connexion between the city and jazz music (see my articles “Swinging Shanghai” and “Exceptional moments in Shanghai”). Today jazz is back again in town to make the heart of Shanghai beat again at its rhythm. An incredible energy I attended a most magical event at... [Lire la suite]
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