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Date
November 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Venue
Amphitheater, Asia Society

Last Boat Out of Shanghai - Helen Zia 謝漢蘭:離開上海的最後一艘船

Co-presented with the Asia Society Hong Kong, with the support of the Consulate General of the United States

 

Helen Zia’s most recent book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai, places the refugee exodus following China’s 1949 Communist revolution in a distinctly personal light as she follows four real individuals from their childhoods through war and enemy occupation, civil war and social chaos, exodus and relocation to distant refuges, including Hong Kong, Taiwan and the U.S. As the daughter of Chinese immigrants, Zia uses her experiences and research into the crisis to tell a unique yet universal story of family and survival. Zia, an award-winning journalist and Fulbright scholar, spent more than twelve years working on Last Boat Out of Shanghai. Join Zia in conversation with Alice Mong, the executive director of the Asia Society Hong Kong.

謝漢蘭的新作《最後一艘離開上海的船》敍述了1949年中華人民共和國成立後出現的移民潮。她追溯了四個人的真實經歷,從他們的童年到戰爭和敵軍的佔領,內戰到社會變革,流亡到安頓異鄉,如香港、台灣和美國。作爲美國華裔移民的後代,她結合自身經歷和歷史研究,寫就了一個關於家庭和生存、令人共鳴的動人故事。身兼獲獎新聞工作者和傅爾布萊特計畫學者兩重身分的謝漢蘭花了12年寫成這本書。而她將與亞洲協會香港中心行政總監孟淑娟同台對話。

 

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Helen Zia, an award-winning journalist and Fulbright Scholar, spent 12 years working on her recent book, Last Boat out of Shanghai.