“History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.”
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RAS Shanghai History Club 26 March: Paul French discusses Murders of Old China

Posted: March 25th, 2020 | 2 Comments »

I’m back on Zoom again in China – this time with the Royal Asiatic Society’s Shanghai branch…

Revenge, Passion, Greed, Racism, Corruption … 12 unsolved murders. All reinvestigated. Startling new evidence revealed a century later … Why did a remote police station, built to combat pirates, find itself at the centre of a murder-suicide after a constable went on the rampage? How did Chinese gangsters avoid conviction after serving a deadly dinner to Frenchtown’s elite? And why is the Foreign Office still withholding a key document to solving a murder that took place in the Gobi desert in 1935?
By delving deep into 12 of China’s most fascinating murder cases, Murders of Old China delivers a fast-paced journey through China’s early 20th-century history – including its criminal underbelly.
Uncovering previously unknown connections and exposing the lies, Paul French queries the verdict of some of China’s most controversial cases, interweaving true crime with China’s chaotic and complicated history of foreign occupation and Chinese rival factions.
This Audible Original is downloadable in China and available HERE. Audible subscribers can use a credit. Non-subscribers can sign up with Audible and get this book free, along with a one-month free trial period (your subscription is cancellable any time after the trial).
This event will be held on the Zoom online platform. Registered participants will receive the connection link 24 hours before the event

If you have any problems signing up online, just send us an email at bookings@royalasiaticsociety.org.cnand we will add you to the list.

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2 Comments on “RAS Shanghai History Club 26 March: Paul French discusses Murders of Old China”

  1. 1 Katherine Stevens said at 2:41 pm on April 1st, 2020:

    Is is possible to listen to your Zoom talk?

  2. 2 Paul French said at 5:48 pm on April 1st, 2020:

    there is if you are a member of the Royal Asiatic Society?
    If not I’ll be doing it again on zoom in May – where are you in the world? and i’ll send details

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