In 1842 the small fishing village of Shanghai
, became a concession of the British Empire; and later expanded into the International settlement of several nations and the French concession; which surrounded the original Chinese walled city. Here both Foreigners and Chinese made vast fortunes. By the 1930s, this international city became the greatest trading port in the far East. It was both extraordinary modern and excessively decadent. The residents of all races called themselves Shanghai
landers. The end came when the communist marched into Shanghai in 1948.