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Library Live Series - Helen Zia

Helen Zia author Helen Zia

Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao’s Revolution

Thursday, February 20, 7:00pm

 

 

 

LAST BOAT OUT OF SHANGHAI coverZia is an activist, award-winning author and former journalist. In 2000, her first book, Asian American Dreams: The Emergence of an American People, was a finalist for the prestigious Kiriyama Pacific Rim Book Prize. She also authored the story of Wen Ho Lee in My Country Versus Me, about the Los Alamos scientist who was falsely accused of being a spy for China in the “worst case since the Rosenbergs.” Helen’s latest book is Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao’s Revolution. Released in January 2019, it traces the lives of emigrants and refugees from another cataclysmic time in history that has striking parallels to the difficulties facing migrants today.

Lecture Details

  • Friends Room, Central Library, 1000 Avocado Avenue, Newport Beach, CA
  • Doors open at 6:30pm
  • Lecture and Q&A 7:00pm-8:30pm followed by book sale and signing till 9:00pm
  • Ticket: $27 General / $21 NBPLF Member
  • Reserve tickets online at nbplfoundation.org or by phone at 949-717-3892

 

For a full list of 2019-2020 Library Live program: https://www.nbplfoundation.org/content/Library-Live.html

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