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True stories of glamour, drama, and tragedy told through five generations of a Shanghai family, from the last days of imperial rule to the Cultural Revolution.
"Highly enjoyable . . . an engaging and entertaining saga.“
—Fionnuala McHugh, South China Morning Post, Post Magazine
I finished Remembering Shanghai in one sitting. Isabel’s mesmerizing stories of her ancestors are brought vividly into the readers’ experience by her daughter Claire’s magnificent language. I could not put it down!”
—Betty Peh-T’i Wei, PhD, author of Old Shanghai
“In this elegantly written, intimate and compelling account spanning turbulent centuries, Remembering Shanghai’s authors, mother and daughter, have brought warmly and vibrantly to life their family’s extraordinary story of lowly origins, high office, austere scholarship, filial loyalty, scandalous betrayal and fabulous wealth.”
—Martin Alexander, editor in chief of Asia Literary Review