Join AmCham Shanghai for a virtual event author series: Rumors from Shanghai by Amy Sommers on Friday, September 10th from 12:15 to 1:15 PM. Amy spent 11 years working in Shanghai and she was a China-focused Lawer over three decades. As a former Shanghai resident, Amy Sommers's historical thriller Rumors from Shanghai is set in the run-up to the Pearl Harbor attack. In this AmCham event she will talk about her novel and the contradictions of Shanghai life in the autumn of 1941.
Eighty years ago, despite being four years into Japan's invasion of China, in many respects life in Shanghai carried on with 'business as usual.' On December 8, 1941 (China time), Japan launched an attack on the U.S. forces at Pearl Harbor and simultaneously seized the foreign-controlled areas of Shanghai. Illusions of normalcy were destroyed and an era of Shanghai's history ended.
It's our pleasure to invite Dr. Andrew Field, Associate Professor of Chinese History at Duke Kunshan University to moderate the discussion and Q&A sessions. Dr. Field is an expert of China with deep language and culture knowledge, he is one of the leading historians of modern China.