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Author Meet & Greet and Book-Signing with Karen Kao

October 21 @ 14:00 - 16:00

Free

This author meet & greet will be co-hosted by the San Diego Chinese Historical Museum and APHAFIC. My talk will focus on the geopolitical backdrop of The Dancing Girl and the Turtle.

In 1937 when my novel is set, Shanghai was home to over a million Chinese and roughly 30,000 “barbarians.” Bagdhadi Jews, German military advisors, British and American traders and French diplomats. Would you be surprised to learn that the Japanese formed the largest segment of the foreign population in Shanghai?

Image source: http://www.aphafic.org/

Traditionally, the Marco Polo Bridge Incident in July 1937 marked the start of the Second Sino-Japanese War, soon followed by the Second Battle of Shanghai in August. As of this year, however, the Chinese government has rewritten the history books to predate this war to 1931. Truth or fiction?

Details

Date:
October 21
Time:
14:00 - 16:00
Cost:
Free
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-meet-greet-and-book-signing-with-karen-kao-tickets-38376456013

Organizers

San Diego Chinese Historical Museum
Association for Preserving Historical Accuracy of Foreign Invasions in China

Venue

University Community Branch Library
4155 Governor Drive
San Diego, CA 92122 United States
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Website:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/author-meet-greet-and-book-signing-with-karen-kao-tickets-38376456013

The Dancing Girl and the Turtle: publication date 01.04.2017