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A Follow Up on the Shanghai Restaurant in Paris…And the Lotus

Posted: February 5th, 2019 | 1 Comment »

Last week I blogged about the Shanghai Restaurant on rue Cujas in Paris that was regularly visited by the Japanese painter Tsuguharu Foujita and the surrealist poet Robert Desnos. It is long gone but I appealed for anyone with good French search skills. (you can see that post here -http://www.chinarhyming.com/2019/02/01/the-shanghai-restaurant-rue-cujas-paris-5arr-1930/

Well, many thanks to Andrew Park, a Phd student at Hong Kong University who knows a thing or three about French online sources…Here’s an ad he dug up for the Shanghai Restaurant from La Semaine a Paris…

And while I still don’t have a photograph of the Shanghai Restaurant, I do have one of the Lotus Chinese restaurant from the 1930s that was at no.2 rue de L’ecole-de-Medicine…I’m sure you’ll agree it looks wonderful…

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One Comment on “A Follow Up on the Shanghai Restaurant in Paris…And the Lotus”

  1. 1 Andrew Park said at 1:27 pm on February 11th, 2019:

    I’m glad it was helpful!



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