Empire Made Me - Robert Bickers. Richard Maurice Tinkler was an ordinary man in an extraordinary time and place. An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai by Bickers Robert online on Amazonae at best prices.
Empire Made Me Shanghai in the wake of the First World War was one of the worlds most dynamic brutal and exciting cities - an incredible panorama of nightclubs opium-dens gambling and murder. In a biography of an ordinary man however Bickers faces the inevitable difficulty of a lack of evidence. An Englishman Adrift in Shanghai New Ed by Bickers Robert ISBN.
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An Englishman Adrift in Shaghai by Robert Beckers because it was mentioned in a Guardian review of a novel about China. Empire Made Me has plenty of background colour but the focus is on the daily graft of the cogs of empire. And Out of China. This riveting biography of a nobody offers a rare glimpse of imperialism and the making of modern China seen from the perspective of a working-class Englishman enforcing the order of everyday life on the streets of Shanghai.