[SupChina] The first days of electric Shanghai


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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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