This is a primary source collection from the Special Branch of the Shanghai Municipal Police. Topics covered include collecting intelligence on political demonstrations, strikes, labor and social unrest, foreign and domestic subversive activities, and areas of dispute between the International Settlement and the Chinese government.
Most extensive coverage is provided by the Special Branch dossier files, which date from 1929-1945. Many items are organized around a particular topic and contain different kinds of source material.
Of interest to students and scholars of East Asian studies, economics, history, postcolonial studies, and urban studies.