Sunday, September 16, 2012

The former French concession

After losing the Opium war, the foreigners began to carve out for themselves bits and pieces of the Chinese coast. This part of Shanghai went to the French. Today's Chinese have no clue if you ask them about the French concession, its an embarassing part of their history. But we as foreigners know and often refer to it. Except for the plane trees, there's nothing that says it was French territory.

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