The Frank Jay Raven Story

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The story behind the man Time Magazine credited as levying “the most severe blow to American business prestige in China since the founding of the [Shanghai] International Settlement in 1843” – Frank Raven. More
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A history buff with a soft spot for Shanghai. I have also published some of the datasets I have compiled on Shanghai's Manholes and Hydrants from pre-world war annual reports using Tableau Public. The link is on this page.


Review by: Alice Raven on Dec. 9, 2014 :
I just wanted to tell the author that, Frank Jay Raven was my grandfather's uncle. Both my grandfather and great-grandfather (Frank's brother C.H.) were at least at some point employed by the bank (although not involved in the scandal somehow), and my father was born in Shanghai in 1936. I have just begun reading your book with great interest! I realize your enthusiasm for the subject matter may have expired when done with the book, but if not and you'd like to compare notes sometime, please email me at As the unofficial amateur family historian. I may have some photographs and documents of interest to you. The story my grandparents always told me, by the way, is that Frank was framed while not watching the shop due to a doctor-ordered retreat from work because of a heart condition. I keep an open mind. My grandmother was said to have attended every day of the trial. Cheers! - Alice Raven
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