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Last Boat Out of Shanghai As a history buff and someone intrigued by China in particular, I bought the book expecting a matter of fact narration of the Chinese diaspora from Shanghai post WWII What I got was that but so much I got sucked into the lives of four then young people and couldn t put the book down as I wondered what happened to them as the Book Review Last Boat Out of Shanghai The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao s Revolution by Helen ZiaAs a bibliophile, I approached this book as falling under the category And Now for Something Different , and what an incredible read Helen Zia deftly weaves a tale of history, drama and exodus in a tumultuous era clouded by the fog of war Out of the stories of thousands interviewed, people who were actually there that so called Paris of the Orient , the author chooses wisely four characters with vivid memories rendering authenticity, packed with a full range of deep emotions, who in part and in whole, epitomize the exodus Benny, privileged son of a police major general who collaborated with the Japanese invaders Will his family pay the price Annuo Annabelle, daughter of a nationalist resistance commander and Koumintang officer under General Chiang, who put his country and ideology above his family Ho, son of landowners, the gentry class that dominated China s vast rural countryside, whose father died at an early age and whose mother endeavored to push her son to pursue an education in Japanese occupied then communist liberated China Bing, twice abandoned child, who found acceptance, perhaps even love, in a family who adapted her and a domineering elder sister, who in the end, loved her the most.Both the Shanghainese and the foreign Shanghailanders, were re The Dramatic Real Life Stories Of Four Young People Caught Up In The Mass Exodus Of Shanghai In The Wake Of China S 1949 Communist Revolution A Precursor To The Struggles Faced By Emigrants Today Shanghai Has Historically Been China S Jewel, Its Richest, Most Modern And Westernized City The Bustling Metropolis Was Home To Sophisticated Intellectuals, Entrepreneurs, And A Thriving Middle Class When Mao S Proletarian Revolution Emerged Victorious From The Long Civil War Terrified Of The Horrors The Communists Would Wreak Upon Their Lives, Citizens Of Shanghai Who Could Afford To Fled In Every Direction Seventy Years Later, Members Of The Last Generation To Fully Recall This Massive Exodus Have Revealed Their Stories To Chinese American Journalist Helen Zia, Who Interviewed Hundreds Of Exiles About Their Journey Through One Of The Most Tumultuous Events Of The Twentieth Century From These Moving Accounts, Zia Weaves Together The Stories Of Four Young Shanghai Residents Who Wrestled With The Decision To Abandon Everything For An Uncertain Life As Refugees In Hong Kong, Taiwan, And The United States.Benny, Who As A Teenager Became The Unwilling Heir To His Father S Dark Wartime Legacy, Must Decide Either To Escape To Hong Kong Or Navigate The Intricacies Of A Newly Communist China The Resolute Annuo, Forced To Flee Her Home With Her Father, A Defeated Nationalist Official, Becomes An Unwelcome Exile In Taiwan The Financially Strapped Ho Fights Deportation From The U.S In Order To Continue His Studies While His Family Struggles At Home And Bing, Given Away By Her Poor Parents, Faces The Prospect Of A New Life Among Strangers In America The Lives Of These Men And Women Are Marvelously Portrayed, Revealing The Dignity And Triumph Of Personal Survival. 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Amazing Inspiring Suddenly I was at the epilogue, and I was and am stunned Highly recommended And should I ever be so lucky as to have children of my own, this will be absolute mandatory reading Highly recommended for all ages. The Goodreads summary of this book says it follows the lives of four young people fleeing the 1949 Communist takeover of China It is that but their story actually begins with the Japanese invasion of China, which predates US involvement in WWII, continuing all the way to very recent times You may think you know their story, I ll bet you don t Helen Zia describes the interesting often sad tales of each of the four I couldn t put it down Background Sis and I and our cousins on mom s side of the family were born in the US, while our parents grew up during WWII Mom was born in Shanghai and her father worked for China Merchant Marine At first they owned a house in Little Tokyo, then lived in row houses in Japanese controlled compounds, near 76 Jessfield In December 1948 mom s family took a Merchant Marine ship to Japan I first started hearing their generation s stories when I was 22, sis was 18, and my cousin was 20 I remember being stunned I would periodically look at my cousin to see him furiously processing everything and realize OK, I m not crazy, he s hearing the same thing Sis has a fairly detailed family history and pictures from my mom, who is now 86 Mom s family didn t starve the way others did because they learned to speak Japanese, Cantonese, Mandarin, Sh This is an incredible read The author deftly weaves through the real stories of four individuals from the late 1930s during the second Sino Japanese War and during the aftermath when the KMT and CPC clashed What is amazing about this book is not only does it give you a great frame of reference of the history an From 1931 onward, the Chinese people were confronted with continuous Japanese aggression, humiliation, occupation, and inhumanity In Helen Zia s new book, LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI THE EPIC STORY OF THE CHINESE WHO FLED MAO S REVOLUTION the author seems to begin here story in 1937 when the Japanese launched their invasion of China, however as she develops her story it is important to realize that the Japanese had their eyes on China as far back as the Sino Japanese War of 1894 5, the Twenty One Demands of 1915 during World War I, and their incursions into Manchuria in 1931 By 1937 the situation had grown worse as Japan launched a large scale invasion Japanese brutality has been well documented by the Rape of Nanking, and numerous other atrocities, including a policy of torturing and killing civilians After eight years of fighting the Japanese were finally defeated in August 1945 and what followed was the no longer dormant civil war between the Communist Chinese led by Mao Zedong and the Nationalists, led by Chiang Kai Shek that resulted in the Maoist victory in late 1949 Everyone was not enthralled with the arrival of communist troops closing in on Shanghai During the World War II Shanghai was divided into a Chinese section and The Last Boat Out of Shanghai is an excellent engrossing read Zia proffers snapshots of four people who escaped from China prior to the onslaught of the Communists Each story is fascinating and equally gripping The notes are extensive as well as the bibliography The author provides a follow u


About the Author: Helen Zia

Helen Zia is the author of Asian American Dreams The Emergence of an American People, a finalist for the Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize Bill Clinton referred to the book in two separate Rose Garden speeches Zia is the co author, with Wen Ho Lee, of My Country Versus Me The First Hand Account by the Los Alamos Scientist Who Was Falsely Accused of Being a Spy She is also a former executive ed


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