May 5, 2009|
Shanghai by David Rotenberg
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With his last breath, China’s First Emperor, Q’in She Huang, entrusts his followers with a sacred task. Scenes intricately carved into a narwhal tusk show the future of a city “at the Bend in the River,” and The Emperor’s chosen three—his favourite concubine, head Confucian, and personal bodyguard —must bring these prophecies to life by passing their traditions on for generations. Centuries later, the descendents of the Emperor’s chosen confidantes observe as  Shanghai is invaded by opium traders and missionaries from Europe, America, and the Middle East. Of them all, two families—locked in a rivalry that will last for generations—will be central to the evolution of the city. As history marches on, locals and foreign interlopers clash and intertwine; their combined fates shaping what will become the centrepiece of the new China—Shanghai.
Title:ShanghaiFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:800 pages, 7.52 X 4.22 X 1.83 inShipping dimensions:800 pages, 7.52 X 4.22 X 1.83 inPublished:May 5, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143052284

ISBN - 13:9780143052289

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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