"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.

"Harbin, Manchuria (Heilongjian) - The Russian City in China, 1900-1945" - In 1900, various ethnic communities from the Russian Empire went to Harbin to build the Chinese Eastern Railway, connecting it to the Russian Trans-Siberian Railway. Within 15 years, Harbin became a modern city thanks to these Russian entrepreneurs. At the outset of the 1917 Bolshevik Revolution, thousands of Russian refugees fled to Manchuria. When Japan occupied Manchuria in 1932, life changed drastically for all Harbiners. Subsequently, many left for Shanghai. In 1945, Soviet troops invaded Manchuria and defeated the Japanese.

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 Zoom to answer questions on Stateless in Shanghai.