MOCAREADS Under the Red Moon: A Chinese Family in Diaspora

Sun, Sep 17, 2017 @ 2:30pm - 4:30pm

Tickets (include museum admission): $25/adult (includes copy of book); $12/adult; $8/student & senior; Free for MOCA members. All proceeds to this program will be matched by the Randy Kwei Foundation. Double the impact of your support of MOCA today!


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The three Huang sisters dispersed during WWII: two came to America while one remained in Shanghai, along with her mother, a concubine. Join MOCA for a talk with Amy S. Kwei as she discusses her new historical novel inspired by her own family history and experience, Under the Red Moon: A Chinese Family in Diaspora. As the sisters navigate living abroad, experience and interact with American culture and people, and struggle to protect their family fractured by war and revolution, we gain insight into the particular experiences of a generation whose immigration journeys were shaped by wartime China. Hailed by Kirkus Reviews as ‘an absorbing exploration of mid-20th century China,’ Under the Red Moon is a story about a family facing personal upheavals at the intersection of major political changes.


Followed by reception and booksigning.

Amy S. Kwei is the author of three novels, Intrigue in the House of Wong (2009), A Concubine for the Family (2013), and Under the Red Moon (2016). She is a graduate of St. John’s University and Vassar College, a two-time winner of the Poughkeepsie Journal’s Talespinner Competition.