Helen Zia Talk Story - The Last Boat Out of Shanghai

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Description: Helen Zia, author of “The Last Boat Out of Shanghai” shares stories of courage and resilience about Chinese citizens fleeing from Shanghai in May of 1949 as the communist army engulfed the country. This setting becomes the backdrop for vivid narratives of four exiles who represent “the voices, viewpoints and character of the Shanghai diaspora.”

Coverage (place): Shanghai, China

Coverage (Gregorian calendar): May 1949

Theme: Immigration and Movement

Subject: Communist Revolution, Emigration and Immigration, 

Date: 16 February 2019

Format: MP4

Language: English

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