Last Boat Out of Shanghai
Helen Zia, Laurence Coderre, and Pacharee Sudhinaraset
Coinciding with the seventieth anniversary of the Chinese Communist Revolution, activist and former A/P/A Institute at NYU Writer-in-Residence Helen Zia launches her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao’s Revolution (Ballantine Books, 2019). Through the stories of four young people, Zia chronicles the historic exodus in the wake of the fall of the Nationalist government. “With captivating detail, the author reconstructs the tense ‘panic to flee’ that engulfed the nation. An absorbing history of a refugee crisis that mirrors current events,” writes Kirkus Reviews. Zia discusses the project with Laurence Coderre (NYU Department of East Asian Studies) and Pacharee Sudhinaraset (NYU Department of English). A book signing follows.
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