Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels Claire Chao

Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels

Author: Claire Chao
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Book Title
Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels
Author
Claire Chao
ISBN
9780999393819
Outstanding Memoir winner and Book of the Year, second place, awarded by the Independent Author NetworkA high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever. When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses. Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.Binding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Claire Chao, Isabel Sun ChaoPublisher: Plum BrookPublished: 05/01/2018ISBN: 9780999393819Pages: 308Weight: 1.23lbsSize: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.84d

Outstanding Memoir winner and Book of the Year, second place, awarded by the Independent Author Network

A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.

When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao
Publisher: Plum Brook
Published: 05/01/2018
ISBN: 9780999393819
Pages: 308
Weight: 1.23lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.84d

Outstanding Memoir winner and Book of the Year, second place, awarded by the Independent Author Network

A high position bestowed by China's empress dowager grants power and wealth to the Sun family. For Isabel, growing up in glamorous 1930s and '40s Shanghai, it is a life of utmost privilege. But while her scholar father and fashionable mother shelter her from civil war and Japanese occupation, they cannot shield the family forever.

When Mao comes to power, eighteen-year-old Isabel journeys to Hong Kong, not realizing that she will make it her home--and that she will never see her father again. Meanwhile, the family she has left behind struggles to survive, only to have their world shattered by the Cultural Revolution. Isabel returns to Shanghai fifty years later with her daughter, Claire, to confront their family's past--one they discover is filled with love and betrayal, kidnappers and concubines, glittering pleasure palaces and underworld crime bosses.

Lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.



Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Claire Chao, Isabel Sun Chao
Publisher: Plum Brook
Published: 05/01/2018
ISBN: 9780999393819
Pages: 308
Weight: 1.23lbs
Size: 9.00h x 6.00w x 0.84d