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Sherlock in Shanghai Stories of Crime and DetectionShanghai Shanghai Stories of Crime PDFEPUBin the s and Shanghai Stories PDF #205 s the Paris of the Orient was both a glittering metropolis and a shadowy world of crime and social injustice It was also home to Huo Sang and Bao Lang fictional Chinese counterparts to Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson The duo lived in a spacious apartment on Aiwen Road where Huo Sang played the violin badly and smoked Golden Dragon cigarettes as he mulled over his cases Cheng Xiaoing in Shanghai Stories of Crime Kindle The Grand Master of twentieth century Chinese detective fiction had first Sherlock in Epubencountered Conan Doyle's highly popular stories as. These have little artistic merit but Cheng's project of writing Sherlock Holmes stories with two Chinese dudes the Watson et Sherlock of Shanghai and introducing western ideas to China certainly makes for interesting reading from a historical point of view
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Sherlock in Shanghai Stories of Crime and Detection Read ☆ 9 Ù ❮PDF❯ ⚣ Sherlock in Shanghai Stories of Crime and Detection ✈ Author Cheng Xiaoqing – Johns-cycling-diary.co.uk Shanghai in the 1920s and 1930s the Paris of the Orient was both a glittering metropolis and a shadowy world of cAn adolescent In the ensuing years he played a major role in rendering them first into classical and later into vernacular Chinese In the late s Cheng began writing detective fiction very much in Conan Doyle's style with Bao as the Watson like I narrator a still rare instance of so direct an appropriation from foreign fictionCheng Xiaoing wrote detective stories to introduce the advantages of critical thinking to his readers to encourage them to be skeptical and think deeply because truth often lies in Shanghai Stories eBook #9734 beneath surface appearances His attraction to the detective fiction genre can be traced to its reconciliation of the traditional.
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And the modern In The Shoe Huo Sang solves the case with careful reasoning while The Other Photograph and On the Huangpu blend this reasoning with a sensationalism reminiscent of traditional Chinese fiction The Odd Tenant and The Examination Paper also demonstrate the folly of first impressions At the Ball and Cat's Eye feature the South China Swallow a master thief who like other outlaws in traditional tales steals only from the in Shanghai Stories of Crime Kindle rich and powerful One Summer Night clearly shows Cheng's strategy of captivating his Chinese readers with recognizably native elements even as he espouses globalized views of truth and justice. Delightful collection of translations of popular Chinese detective stories from the 1920s and 1930s The author Cheng Xiaoing had translated Sherlock Holmes stories into Chinese and then created a Chinese detective and his loyal companion based in Shanghai along the same model as Holmes and Watson Once used to the slightly awkward and dialogue the characters of Huo Sang and Bao Lang will entertain you with their similarities to the relationship and adventures of Holmes and Watson Thee are even scenes where Bao Lang Watson moons over a beautiful and refined girl and has to remind himself that he's been taken in before by a pretty face The mysteries are less compelling and the explanations less unusual than the Conan Doyle stories but they're still intriguing if only for encapsulating the way people lived in pre Communist Shanghai