July 12th, 2018

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#96 Shanghai Architecture Series: the Central Arcade (in Russian)

In this article – Central Arcade through the decades:
the 1920s – the Burlington Arcade of Shanghai
the 1930s – the market for Japanese haircuts, German antiques, Chinese curios, Russian fake teeth and French lingerie;
the 1940s – the black market for American army rations, watches, corned beef, boots, lighters and aluminium spoons;
the 1960s – the black market for rice, oil, fabric and bicycle parts;
the 1970s – the black market for repair services and used consumer goods;
the 2020s – back to the mall.

The article in Russian.

The Google translation of the article.