Sapajou & Peyton-Griffiths, R. T: SHANGHAI'S SCHEMOZZLE. Hong Kong, 2008. 160 pp. B/w cartoon illustrations throughout. 30x22 cm. Cloth.
A classic of old Shanghai first published in 1937 in Shanghai by the North China Daily News (NCDN). Due to its popularity, a second volume was published. The two volumes are here reproduced in this single work. Sapajou was the nom-de-plume of the white Russian satirical cartoonist, Georgii Sapojnikoff, whose work featured in the NCDN. He was much appreciated for his visual insights into the expatriate and Chinese world of Shanghai at the time and of China in general and the political situation. Many examples of Sapajou's cartoons are reproduced here together with pages from the NCDN giving context. A fine compendium of his output. Interesting eight page introduction on Sapajou, his life and work, by Richard Rigby. We have never seen the original of this work.
Subjects: Shanghai Foreigners in
Item 529 in List 203.
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