Shanghai Nobody: A novel (Master Shanghai) (Volume 1)

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Shanghai Nobody is book one of the fiction series, Master Shanghai. It is the story of one young Chinese man's adventure to find love and purposes in the 21st-century Chinese metropolis. Written in humorous tone, author Vann Chow brought to you a satire of urban life in China. Her story explores cultural phenomenons such as China's gender imbalance, selfish generation, new rich, migrant workers, digital loneliness and Capitalist tyranny, reflecting on the glamorous and not-so-glamorous side of the rise of a modern nation through the eyes of one nobody of Shanghai.

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Vann Chow is a writer from Hong Kong who writes stories about Asia and Asian cultures in English. In 2015, her book Shanghai Nobody was featured on a popular Canadian book reading platform on the Top 20 General Fiction list for the most part of the year, and in 2016, her psychological thriller, The Pachinko Girl has been awarded the equivalent of an 'Oscar' by the same reading platform in the Hidden Gems category, beating over 140K other submissions.

Vann spent some time in America and she began writing when she noticed the lack of reading materials in English with strong protagonists of Asiatic origin that would resonate with Asian readers. Today, Vann writes for everyone who is interested in Asian way of life. Through her stories, Vann hopes to share the amazing, multi-faceted Asian history and culture with the wider world. Her stories are often lighthearted, humorful and full of meaning. 

Vann's favorite authors are Oscar Wilde, William Somerset Maugham, and Alain De Botton.


"Shanghai Nobody is a wonderful book and one I very much enjoyed. It was different from anything I have ever read and it was so engaging. It allowed me to peek into the world of how Chinese men and women live, and I found it not only informative but whimsical, suspenseful and kept me turning pages. The characters are strong and real and the details are incredible. I learned a lot about the Chinese history and the pressures put on men to find a woman to marry. It is very well written and so easy to stay with. The book is from a man's point of view and I was impressed that it was written by a woman. This is my first encounter with the author Vann Chow, and I cannot wait to read more of her works. Her imagination and ideas have captured my attention, she is very gifted. I cannot wait for the next book of this series. I highly recommend it to everyone. It is a refreshing change of genre and a joy to read." --- Debbie, reviewer for Pages of Sunshine.

"This hilarious book (Shanghai Nobody) addresses a major problem in China, the number of women greatly exceeds that of men and men often have trouble finding girlfriends and wives. The author presents her ideas in a satirical and engaging way. It is also very informative about China and what the Chinese young men are going through." --- Laura, writer.

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Vann Chow
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (2015)
ISBN 10: 1522785531 ISBN 13: 9781522785538
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