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To burst upon the city like fireworks


A mystical fog envelops the city, mixed with continual rumors and an air of superiority, a hangover from the time of the shili yangchang, the foreign concessions. This hint of smugness affects me: I both love it and hate it.

Wei Hui, Shanghai Baby
Shanghai Radio Tower, viewed from Jin Mao's 88th Floor. November 2002.

“To burst upon the city like fireworks”

  1. Blogger mari Says:

    you're craving for chinese? is that it? ;p