Katya Knyazeva (avezink) wrote,
Katya Knyazeva


International Women's Day! This year I don't have an original post ready, but here is a selection of my earlier entries, focused mostly on Shanghai women:

8 minutes of old Shanghai, with Anna May Wong (1936)
A reproach to men (1817)

Shanghai women at work (1890s–1960s)
Nina Romashko, my grandmother
The wives of the architect Alexandre Leonard
Who can tell your fortune in old Shanghai?
RAS Journal 2019 and Miss Shanghai beauty pageants

Russian Culture in Shanghai series (in Chinese): Women couturiers of old Shanghai
Shanghai Architecture Series: Mother Ariadna's Convent and St. Olga's Orphanage
The society ladies

'She does a Russian business in China: Shanghai shows teeth to woman careerist' (1929)

The Russian gypsy Slick-Fingered Lil and her adventures (1937)
The last foreign teenager in Shanghai (1961)

Excerpt from a memoir by the Russian dancer Larissa Anderssen, set in the 1930s' Shanghai
Tags: shanghai, women

Posts from This Journal “women” Tag

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    This dreamy video is making rounds in Shanghai-loving circles. Western women in corsets and wide-legged trousers riding on bicycles are quite…

  • Russians beat the grim record again (1933)

    Katharine Hadley, a Russian woman from Libava (some say, Kazan), came to China in 1917 and worked in cabarets in Harbin, Dairen and Hankow,…

  • Russian centenarians in old Shanghai

    The oldest foreigner in pre-1949 Shanghai was a Russian woman, Agafia Garzey (Агафья Гардзей), who celebrated her 100th birthday on 18 February 1940.…

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