Shanghai's Baghdadi Jews: A Collection of Biographical Reflections


A compilation of biographical accounts from Shanghai's Baghdadi Jewish society offers insights into a remarkable community that lived through the crossroads of China's 20th-century history. Using previously unseen archival material, Meyer documents the rise and fall of larger-than-life personalities who witnessed the Sino-Japanese War, the Occupation of Shanghai and the Communists' rise to power. Photographs illustrate the lives of these people and the magnificent, cosmopolitan city they called home.

by Maisie J. Meyer (Author), Irene Eber (Foreword)

Paperback, 480 Pages


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