Book & Author: The Last Kings of Shanghai

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Thursday February 17

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6:30 PM  –  8:00 PM

Book & Author: The Last Kings of Shanghai  

Thursday, February 17, 6:30 pm (CST)  


Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter and author Jonathan Kaufman’s The Last Kings of Shanghai chronicles the fascinating tale of two rival Sephardic Jewish families from Baghdad, the Sassoons and Kadoories, that dominated the business, political, and cultural scene in Asia for the first half of the twentieth century. The book highlights what is perhaps the families’ most impressive achievement: the funding and saving of more than 18,000 Jews during the Holocaust.  


Kaufman’s deeply researched account of these two families goes in depth on how they were able to establish a wide network of connections that ultimately reached China, resulting huge investments and deals that turned the small trading companies into global giants. Be sure to join us for an in-depth conversation with Kaufman about his work and research that produced The Last Kings of Shanghai.   


Reservations are required. Members must sign in to take advantage of their member discount.

***Masks are required and social distance guidelines will be encouraged at the on-site program.***

Non-Members (On-Site): Museum Admission; Non-Members (Virtual): $5.00

Members (On-Site & Virtual): Free