January 30, 2023


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Review: ‘Night in Shanghai’

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Alan Cheuse reviews Night in Shanghai, by Nicole Mones.

Shanghai, in this tenuous period of Chinese history, serves as home to big nightclubs and gambling establishments, among them the Canine Drome(ph) with its ballrooms, restaurants, gambling parlors, mah-jongg dens, and a full-sized cover dog track; Shanghai’s grandest and greatest palace of nightlife, the place where everybody, Chinese and foreigners alike, fiddle while the Japanese fires are about to burn everything to the ground.

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