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“Remembering Shanghai” Book Talk

“Remembering Shanghai” Book Talk

  • 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Neighborhood: Virtual
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True stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution.

A high position bestowed by China’s empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and ’40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever. When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home―and that she will never see her father again. She returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family’s past―one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Event Info

  • Dates: September 30, 2021
  • Location: Oakland Asian Cultural Center
  • Address: 388 Ninth St., Suite 290, Oakland, CA 94607
  • Time: 7-8pm
  • Price: Free, donations appreciated
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