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The Last Kings of Shanghai

The Rival Jewish Dynasties That Helped Create Modern China - 90 - 18157773

Taschenbuch von Jonathan Kaufman

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Artikel-Nr.:
94150599
Im Sortiment seit:
19.06.2021
Erscheinungsdatum:
01.06.2021
Medium:
Taschenbuch
Einband:
Kartoniert / Broschiert
Autor:
Kaufman, Jonathan
Verlag:
Penguin LCC US
Sprache:
Englisch
Rubrik:
Geschichte
Sonstiges
Seiten:
350
Abbildungen:
13 B&W PHOTOS THROUGHOUT. 1 B&W MAP
Gewicht:
338 gr
Beschreibung
"In vivid detail…examines the little-known history of two extraordinary dynasties."-The Boston Globe

"Not just a brilliant, well-researched, and highly readable book about China's past, it also reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China's modern history."-LA Review of Books

An epic, multigenerational story of two rival dynasties who flourished in Shanghai and Hong Kong as twentieth-century China surged into the modern era, from the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist

The Sassoons and the Kadoories stood astride Chinese business and politics for more than one hundred seventy-five years, profiting from the Opium Wars; surviving Japanese occupation; courting Chiang Kai-shek; and nearly losing everything as the Communists swept into power. Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families ignited an economic boom and opened China to the world, but remained blind to the country's deep inequality and to the political turmoil on their doorsteps. In a story stretching from Baghdad to Hong Kong to Shanghai to London, Kaufman enters the lives and minds of these ambitious men and women to forge a tale of opium smuggling, family rivalry, political intrigue, and survival.
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GREAT PUBLICITY FOR HARDCOVER: The Last Kings of Shanghai received strong reviews from The LA Review of Books, The Economist, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, The Boston Globe, The South China Morning Post, and AirMail.com.Kaufman also recorded a fantastic interview with NPR's Here & Now.

BUSINESS IN CHINA: The news is dominated by global companies making compromises to do business in China. The Kadoories and the Sassoons navigated this business world for decades, and the choices they were forced to make are still relevant today.

WWII JEWISH REFUGEE NARRATIVE: In the most nail-biting chapter, the two families join forces to save 18,000 Jewish refugees from Europe.
Information zum Autor
Jonathan Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has written and reported on China for thirty years for The Boston Globe, where he covered the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square; The Wall Street Journal, where he served as China bureau chief from 2002 to 2005; and Bloomberg News. He is the author of A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe and Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. He is director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.
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