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Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

October 23, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT

Free; donations appreciated

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to the bright lights of Hong Kong. With turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss, and redemption against an epic backdrop.

Join CHSA and the authors of Remembering Shanghai for an online book discussion about the true stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution.

Author Claire Chao spent much of her youth seeking connections to her parents’ homeland. After 30 years in management with companies such as Tiffany & Co., Harry Winston, and Hill & Knowlton, she spent a decade creating Remembering Shanghai, uncovering an uncanny link with the grandfather she never met. She has been designated one of Avenue magazine’s “500 Most Influential Asian Americans” and Tatler Hong Kong’s “Who’s Who in Hong Kong.” She graduated with the highest honors from Princeton University and lives in Honolulu with her husband and two dogs.


October 23, 2021
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm PDT
Free; donations appreciated
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Chinese Historical Society of America
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