"Eyewitness Account (with PowerPoint) - Japanese Occupation of Shanghai During WWII, Return of Chiang-Kai-Shek, Chinese Civil War and the Establishment of the People's Republic of China


"Three Waves of Jewish Migration to Shanghai, 1845-1941" (with PowerPoint) - Arrival during second half of the 19th century of Sephardic Jewish traders from British India; in the first half of the 20th century of Ashkenazi Russian Jews fleeing the Bolshevik Revolution; later Western and Central European Jews escaping from Nazi-occupied countries.


"White Russian Diaspora in Asia: Harbin, Shanghai, Tubabao Island (Philippines), 1900-1952" - Harbin before/after Bolshevik Revolution; Takeover by Soviet and Japanese authorities; White Russians departure for Shanghai; Difficult life during/after World War II; Waiting in the Tubabao Islands (Philippines) for immigration visas.


"The Russian Ashkenazi Community in China (1900-1951)" - The first group of Russian Jewish settlers from tsarist Russia wnet to Harbin in the early 20th century as businessmen and suppliers for the newly constructed Chinese Eastern Railroad; later refugees fleeing to Harbin, Manchuria during the Bolshevik Revolution; life led by those Harbiners until the takeover of Manchuria by the Japanese army; their exodus to various cities in China, specifically to Shanghai; their life in China up to the takeover of mainland China by the People's Republic of China.



Lectures are followed by a Q&A and book signing by Liliane of her book Stateless in Shanghai.




Liliane can also attend Book Club meetings in person, by phone or Skype to answer questions on Stateless in Shanghai.