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A talk on the Art Deco department stores of Shanghai by Peter Hack
September 19, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
A Talk on the Art Deco department stores of Shanghai by Peter Hack
Shanghai’s Nanjing Road is internationally famous for its iconic art deco department stores. These stores are not just about shopping. They are not just about selling modern goods from around the world. They are about entertainment and they are about pleasure! But if you were to ask who established these stores, there would be very few people who would know the answer. Even fewer would know the names of the Chinese-Australian merchants who were key-players. It is no exaggeration to say that the department stores of China and Hong Kong were built on the back of Sydney’s Haymarket banana trade.
Peter will have copies of his book with him.
The talk will be on the 19th September at 7.30pm in the Catchpoles Room at the Jamison Southern Cross Club.
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