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1930 Shanghai and More in the news

Recently a NY Times ran a story about our online store (www.1930shanghai.com). Several other news sources have also conducted similar reviews, unrelated to the New York Times coverage.

We have provided links to the online version and hope you will enjoy them as well:

Looking for Mao? Try a Trinket Site, Not the Yangtze by MICHELLE SLATALLA, Published: May 25, 2006, New York Times

Kitschy Communist leader takes over Barrister's Gallery by Doug MacCash, Art critic, Friday, May 26, 2006, Nola.com

Cultural Revolution Posters and Memorabilia (Schiffer Publishing)

Victoria and James Edison completed this collector's guide book in 2005. The book is available through Amazon.com, speciality book stores and of course, our online site.

De Sino Gallery (1930shanghai.com's retail gallery) has moved!

Now serving Tea in the garden.

After two-year stint at 2508 San Pablo (at Dwight Way), De Sino Gallery has found a new oasis. Now located at 2216 San Pablo Ave., cross street Allston, next to Omega Too, De Sino Gallery has gained approximately 2000 square feet of outdoor garden space, in addition to 1000 square feet of showroom space.

We had been looking for a location with garden space, and finally an opportunity was presented to us in the winter of 2004. A sign shop was going out of business. Weeds had taken over the yard, the front store space windows and doors were broken, and the floors were severely damaged. We liked the space nonetheless; it had the tranquil feeling that we were looking for. Attracted by the Giant Bird of Paradise bush, and the Star Jasmine climbing over the fence, we saw a potential home to house our growing collection of the stone statues.

After renovating the space, we finally moved in on February 27, 2005. There is still a lot work to be done, but the most important thing is that we are now open to the public and, as promised, we are now serving complimentary tea in our garden (or in the shop if you prefer). So come and join us!


This is especially true here in Berkeley. Throughout our trips to China, we enjoyed the “inside out, outside in” philosophy of Chinese landscape architecture. In the most remote corners of China, we found the courtyard became the center of many people’s homes, de facto living rooms, and indoor bonsai plants flourished, serving as a reminder to the greatness of nature. At De Sino Gallery, we hope our display evokes the same contemplation and the stone sculptures inspire the true gardeners at heart to create their own oasis.


1930 Shanghai and More's retail gallery, De Sino Gallery boasts the largest collection of Buddhist statues in the Bay Area and carries the largest stock of Cultural Revolution memorabilia in the country, both in the gallery and online - 1930 Shanghai and More (1930shanghai.com). The Gallery also has the largest collection of vintage 1930s Shanghai posters, reproduction posters are sold in the gallery and online. We are the exclusive dealer for modern Chinese watercolors by the artist known as “The Monk.” We import directly from China and carry items from Nepal, India and Vietnam, as well. Our wholesale company, West Coast Trading Group, supplies retailers and dealers across the country. The owners of the Gallery have written a book on Cultural Revolution memorabilia, to be published by Schiffer Publishing in the fall.

At De Sino Gallery, we have a wide range of Asian art, gifts and collectibles, with prices ranging from $9 to $900. Whether it’s a gift for your loved ones, or yourself, you can always indulge at a price you can afford.


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