[Podcast] The first days of electric Shanghai


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Illustration for SupChina by Alex Santafé

On July 26, 1882, the first electric light came on in Shanghai. The city would be China’s only electrified city for the next six years, helping it attract industry — and imperialist forces — through the turn of the century.

Read the article by James Carter:  https://supchina.com/2022/07/27/the-first-days-of-electric-shanghai/

Narrated by John Darwin Van Fleet.

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