Author Talk and Book Signing with Helen Zia
Join the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawai'i, the Honolulu Japanese American Citizens League, and Harris United Methodist Church for an afternoon discussion with author Helen Zia! Zia will discuss her new book Last Boat Out of Shanghai, with Hoyt Zia facilitating audience questions. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signature by the author.
Helen Zia’s new book reveals the forgotten mass exodus from one of the most tumultuous events of the 20th Century--China’s communist revolution--and its continued profound impact on global politics today. Last Boat Out of Shanghai chronicles the real stories of people who faced the chaos, frenzy and terror of revolution as they catapulted themselves into the unknown of Hong Kong, Taiwan, anywhere in search of safety -- including the United States. And instead of finding safe haven, many of these migrants found unwelcome attitudes and political hostilities that barred them, much as present-day refugees face hostility, barriers, and violence around the globe.