Seeing Paddy with his colleague on the streets of Shanghai made me wonder what the role of Shanghai was in the Sino-Japanese War that began in 1937 and lasted for eight bloddy years. It turns out that Shanghai fell to the Japanese forces in the opening phases of the that war. Wikipedia is a great place to start examining The Battle of Shanghai . Are you going on any battle tours, are there monuments to see? Does your program study the colonialism that imposed on China by the great Western Powers? Can you give us a sense of what you are "glimpsing" in China? Or is it just another Hogwarthe special program with a different theme? Are you guys doing anything on the Boxer rebellion?, the Opium Wars? Maybe you can add something to the Wikipedia article about the Battle of Shanghai? I would love to see modern pictures of some of the Battle sites.