Past Perspectives: The Last Kings of Shanghai 上海的末代皇帝
Pulitzer prize-winning journalist and author Jonathan Kaufman brings us a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival that stretches from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London. The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Helped Create Modern China is a story of two Jewish families, the Sassoons and the Kadoories, who stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than 175 years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and losing nearly everything as the Communists swept into power. Join Kaufman as he talks with writer Ben Judah, whose ancestors were another prominent Jewish family that did business in Asia. Jonathan Kaufman and Ben Judah will join virtually. In ENGLISH, and available online 48 hours later with CHINESE subtitles.
This event is supported by the U.S. Consulate General of Hong Kong and Macao.
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普利策獎獲獎記者兼作家Jonathan Kaufman在新書《The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Helped Create Modern China》講述了一個從巴格達到香港，從上海到倫敦的鴉片走私、家族鬥爭、政治陰謀和生存的故事。本書聚焦在兩個猶太家族，分別是沙遜家族和嘉道理家族，敘述他們在中國政商界打滾長達175年之久，經歷了從鴉片戰爭中獲利，在日本佔領中倖存下來，向蔣介石阿諛奉承，到在共產主義的權力下幾乎失去了一切。本次分享會Ben Judah，其顯赫家族是在亞洲從商的一位猶太作家，也會參與其中。Jonathan Kaufman 和 Ben Judah 將會於線上參與。節目以英語進行,中文字幕將於48小時後提供在線上觀看。
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Jonathan Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has written and reported on China for thirty years for The Boston Globe, where he covered the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square; The Wall Street Journal, where he served as China bureau chief from 2002 to 2005; and Bloomberg News.
Ben Judah was born in London.