Contains primary source documents from organisations including, Shanghai General Chamber of Commerce, National Tariff Commission, and Bank of China, etc. The database consists of reports, analyses, and handbooks on China’s nascent stock, share, and securities markets, financial problems, major Chinese and foreign banks based in Shanghai, tables for currency conversion, manuals on insurance and assurance premiums and tariff, documents on foreign and Chinese firms, etc.
Collection of miscellaneous publications covering various aspects of old Shanghai, ranging from literature and art, wars and conflicts, and scientific investigations and applications to local history and language, laws and regulations, and festive celebrations.
Shanghai was home to many schools, colleges, and universities established and run by Western missionaries, businessmen, expatriate communities, and Shanghai Municipal Council's Department of Education. This collection contains catalogues, reports, handbooks, albums, and student journals produced by these educational institutions as well as studies on Christian education in China, especially East China.
Consists of 34 issues of the magazine "Social Shanghai" founded by Mina Shorrock. The magazine covers all aspects of social life in Shanghai, such as fashion, sports, recreation, travel, etc.
Consists of reports, yearbooks, handbooks, membership lists and rules, meeting minutes of various clubs established by western residents after opening of Shanghai as a treaty port in 1842.