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April 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meet author Helen Zia for presentation & discussion of her critically acclaimed book: LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI in the Media-Upper Providence Free Library Upstairs Conference Room.
Hardback copies of LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI are available now for check-out at the front desk and will also be available for purchase at event. Book signing and author reception following presentation.
LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution.
The dramatic real-life stories of four young people caught up in the mass exodus of Shanghai in the wake of China’s 1949 Communist revolution—a heartrending precursor to the struggles faced by emigrants today.
“A true page-turner . . . [Helen] Zia has proven once again that history is something that happens to real people.”—New York Times bestselling author Lisa See.
Helen Zia is the author of Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, a finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. Zia is the co-author, with Wen Ho Lee, of My Country Versus Me: The First-Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy. She is also a former executive editor of Ms. magazine. A Fulbright Scholar, Zia first visited China in 1972, just after President Nixon’s historic trip. A graduate of Princeton University, she holds an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the City University of New York School of Law and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.