The History of Sport Played in China's Treaty Ports

Sampan Pidgin - being a history of the Shanghai Rowing Club, N M W Harris

Published in 1938 by a keen rower and rugby player. This is one of only two books that I have found which focus on the history of a single sport in Shanghai. (The other can be found here)

The Scramble for China: Foreign Devils in the Qing Empire, 1832-1914, Robert Bickers

Compellingly erudite and clear-sighted history (Dominic Sandbrook Sunday Times)

A Game For Hooligans - The History of Rugby Union, Huw Richards

"Huw Richards has managed to distil the very essence of rugby union history into this one volume . . . an excellent chronicle" (The Independent)

The Bund Shanghai: China Faces West, Peter Hibbard

"Peter Hibbard's knowledge of the city is encyclopedic -- Conde Nast Traveler


On the following pages are details about books that I have read as part of my research. They are highly informative and well worth a read: