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Shanghai
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  • Most of them showed passages from Shadowhunter history: the Angel rising from the lake with the Mortal Instruments, the Angel passing the Gray Book to Jonathan Shadowhunter, the First Accords, the Battle of Shanghai, the Council of Buenos Aires.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • To Shanghai, and Kyoto, and perhaps even Seoul.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • We lived in a big building in one of Shanghai’s nicer neighborhoods.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • The architect had just come from Shanghai, where he was building a new rower, taller than anything else he’d done.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King

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  • I’ve seen him appear, just for a few seconds each time, in London, Rome, and Shanghai.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Almost simultaneously, it attacked Thailand, Shanghai, Malaya, the Philippines, Guam, Midway, and Wake.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Franz, a devout Christian, had spent most of his adult life in the army, stationed in Shanghai and Okinawa.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into the Wild
  • By going to Nagasaki, at the extreme south of Japan, or even to Shanghai, which is only eight hundred miles from here.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • She happens to be from Shanghai.
    J.D. Salinger  --  The Catcher in the Rye
  • Around here, that’s like moving to Shanghai, but Mom has always been a rather glamorous blonde and she wanted to make a career as an air stewardess.
    Marcus Luttrell  --  Lone Survivor

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  • By the time of the Shanghai crash, the Korean president, Kim Dae-jung, felt compelled to speak up.
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Outliers
  • The old woman remembered a swan she had bought many years ago in Shanghai for a foolish sum.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • And impatience grew until, on June 2, word came that the Tampico, a steamer on the San Francisco line sailing from California to Shanghai, had sighted the animal again, three weeks before in the northerly seas of the Pacific.
    Jules Verne  --  Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
  • Maya says the Moscovitzes went to Great Shanghai for dinner as a family, in order to grow to understand one another better as human beings.
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • We sailed down the Yangtze to Nanking, and then took a train for Shanghai.
    James Hilton  --  Lost Horizon
  • Next I lived with a Shanghai lady who had been very, very rich but was no longer.
    Amy Tan  --  The Bonesetter’s Daughter
  • Her clothes she will have of nothing but the finest satins with special patterns woven in Soochow and Hangchow and she will have a tailor sent from Shanghai with his retinue of under tailors lest she find her clothes less fashionable than those of the women in foreign parts.
    Pearl S. Buck  --  The Good Earth
  • Twenty-five students from Shanghai, three students from Beijing and one student from Inner Mongolia were also selected.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • "Why that’s Shanghai Pierce’s bunch," he said.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • This guy from Intelligence said that what Russia really wanted was Shanghai.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • He was spotted by scouts sent out from the Central Committee some years ago at the Fudan University in Shanghai.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • There were two others that we know of-a Russian commissar in Shanghai and more recently a banker in Madrid.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Identity
  • There were so many places where one might deteriorate pleasantly: Port Said, Shanghai, parts of Turkestan, Constantinople, the South Seas—all lands of sad, haunting music and many odors, where lust could be a mode and expression of life, where the shades of night skies and sunsets would seem to reflect only moods of passion: the colors of lips and poppies.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  This Side of Paradise
  • This looks like the last train from Shanghai.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • Boarded a ship in Shanghai and crossed the Pacific wave by wave.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • Or our cities get what Mexico City, Shanghai and Cairo got.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Girls were rarely educated, often sold, and vast numbers ended up in the brothels of Shanghai.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky
  • "Maybe they think it’s Italian," said a Pizza Hut spokesman in Shanghai.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • And perhaps, from Tokyo or Shanghai it would be possible to tranship into some other line and drip down to the islands of the South Pacific.
    W. Somerset Maugham  --  Of Human Bondage
  • Smallpox in ’Onolulu, two broken legs in Shanghai, pnuemonia in Unalaska, three busted ribs an’ my insides all twisted in ’Frisco.
    Jack London  --  Sea Wolf
  • This is in a small town in Jiangsu province, outside Shanghai, a place of dusty shops and rutted roads, of timber and clay a place where every noise has a known source.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • The captain of the Pelion was shifted into the Ossa—came aboard in Shanghai—a little popinjay, sir, in a grey check suit, with his hair parted in the middle.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • The whole population of Shanghai must have been there.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • During this conversation, my mother was talking about a political gangster in Shanghai who had the same last name as her family’s, Du, and how the gangster in his early years wanted to be adopted by her family, which was rich by comparison.
    Amy Tan  --  Mother Tongue
  • For hours Sondelius talked, of Shanghai and epistemology and the painting of Nevinson; for hours he sang scurrilous lyrics of the Quarter, and boomed, "Yey, how I kill the rats at Kellett’s wharf today! I don’t t’ink one little swizzle would break down too many glomeruli in an honest man’s kidneys."
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
  • Brian had taken such a powerful dislike to Ginger that I realized she must have done something more than shanghai his comic book.
    Jeannette Walls  --  The Glass Castle
  • At best the orbital bombardment of Shanghai, Cairo and Mexico City had dropped global temperatures by .
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • Gus seemed unaware that one of the more persistent topics of dispute on the Texas range was whether his voice was louder than Shanghai Pierce’s.
    Larry McMurtry  --  Lonesome Dove
  • Shanghai people with north-water peasants, bankers with barbers, rickshaw pullers with Burma refugees.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • The students from Shanghai had arrived an hour before and are already impatiently waiting on the bus.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • It’s only about half the distance to Shanghai.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Sheng Chou Yang is the first son of a Shanghai industrialist who made his fortune in the corrupt world of the old China, Chiang Kai-shek’s Kuomintang.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • You-mei’s husband had a job in another city and was allowed to visit Shanghai only twice a year.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • As his father stared off into the Shanghai harbor — at the true ships in the distance, the ragtag boats by the shore — she slid a wristwatch into Yifeng’s hand.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • And especially, strangely, this: he shouldn’t have taken that watch from his mother when he boarded the boat in Shanghai.
    Gish Jen  --  Typical American
  • Another was a girl with very fine manners from a rich family in Shanghai.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • The others were all from Shanghai and although they talked a lot I didn’t understand a thing they said because they only spoke Shanghai dialect.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • She’d have been a great deal happier if there had been two hundred million fewer Chinese, and she wanted Shanghai.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Fudan University, second in my class —1 owned my own hotel in Shanghai.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • Before Mao’s liberation, my father remembers as a boy in the city of Shanghai seeing corpses of beggars lying in the streets while the wealthy drove by in chauffeured limousines.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
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