1 2020

Jewish Book Festival Presents Jonathan Kaufman

3:00PM - 5:00PM  

$ Cost $ 10.00

The Second Annual Marvin Caplan Jewish Book Festival presents THE LAST KINGS OF SHANGHAI By Jonathan Kaufman

The Rival Jewish Dynasties That helped create modern China
By the 1930s, the Sassoons had been doing business in China for a century, rivaled in wealth and influence by only one other dynasty – the Kadoories. These two Jewish families, both originally from Baghdad, stood astride Chinese business and politics from more than 175 years profiting from the Opium Wars, surviving as the Communists swept into power.

The book lays bare the moral compromises of the two families – and their exceptional foresight success and generosity.

In the Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman tells the remarkable history of how these families participated in and economic boom that opened China to the world.


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