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By Duncan Jepson

“Duncan Jepson magically inhabits the lifetime of a tender chinese language lady in Nineteen Thirties Shanghai….I completely loved this book.”
—Janice Y. okay. Lee, New York Times bestselling writer of The Piano Teacher

“Breathtaking….A nice paintings that might circulate its readers.”
—Hong Ying, foreign bestselling writer of Daughter of the River

Readers formerly enchanted via Memoirs of a Geisha, Empress, and the novels of Lisa See might be captivated by means of Duncan Jepson’s excellent debut, All the plant life in Shanghai. Evocative, sweeping, but intimate historic fiction, Jepson’s novel transports us to a China near to revolution, and witnesses this colourful, tumultuous international in the course of the eyes of a lady pressured right into a lifestyles now not of her settling on and pushed to hunt a sour revenge.  This epic trip into the guts of Asia is certain to mesmerize fanatics of Shanghai Girls and Snow Flower and the key Fan.

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Zhonghua University One of the new schools to emerge after the 1911 revolution and take part in expanding the educational world of Hubei was Zhonghua University. Zhonghua was the brainchild of Hubei gentry scion Chen Shi, who personified some of the trends discussed above. Chen was a member of the Hubei provincial gentry, born on March 15, 1891, to a long-standing prominent and wealthy family in Huangpi County, north of Wuhan.

In November 1910 Hubei reported a total of 3,777 institutions of learning at all levels, in which about 126,000 students were enrolled. Further reforms in the education system’s structure occurred under the republican government, while schools and students grew in number. The most dramatic increases were in elementary education: 9,557 elementary schools were reported in 1913—nearly four times more than in 1910—with an enrollment almost three times as high. Although less dramatic, middle-school statistics reveal growth as well: by 1925 there were fifty-eight middle schools, nearly three times as many as in 1910.

Nonetheless, the city’s strategic location ensured that it would remain a central hub of communications and exchange of goods, people, and ideas, and that commercial activity would therefore revive. Around that time, the Han River’s confluence with the Yangzi had shifted and become less turbulent, making it more hospitable to commercial shipping. As a result, a new commercial center (also named South Market), was constructed at the confluence of the two rivers, on the northwestern bank of the Yangzi, across the river from Wuchang, where the region’s administrative and governance functions remained.

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