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November 5, 2019
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Jockey Club Hall, Asia Society

Last Boat Out of Shanghai - Helen Zia

Helen Zia: Last Boat Out of Shanghai


Moderated by Alice Mong

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 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.



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