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  • Du Yuesheng

    Du Yueshang is "Jung-shi" (宗師) or "Boss of the Underworld." He runs gambling, prostitution and all opium trade in the French Concession. His activities are tacitly supported by the French Concession authorities. Yueshang never lets his guard down -- he is …

  • Emily Hahn

    Famous writer for the _New Yorker_. Hahn earned a degree in Mining Engineering, travelled the world, lived in the Congo, worked for the Red Cross, crossed Central Africa alone on foot ... and then she turned thirty. Hahn has recently taken a residence …

  • Morris "Two Gun" Cohen

    Morris Cohen was working as a British mercenary in Canada when he stepped in to save the life of a Chinese restaurant owner during a robbery. This was unheard of at the time, and he was quickly welcomed into the expat Chinese culture. He used this …

  • Sir Victor Sassoon

    The Sassoon banking empire stretched all the way back to medieval Spain. The family originally settled in Baghdad, serving as financiers to the Pasha. In the early 1800's they fled to India, where they established the largest trading company in the …

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