MOCATalks with author Claire Chao - Remembering Shanghai

Thu, May 16, 2019 @ 6:30pm - 7:30pm



Tickets are $15 and include book signing, wine and Museum admission. Members receive complimentary tickets. Not a Member? Join today!


Claire Chao joins us to talk about her lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched, Remembering Shanghai that follows five generations from a hardscrabble village to vibrant Shanghai to the bright lights of Hong Kong. By turns harrowing and heartwarming, this vivid memoir explores identity, loss and the unpredictable nature of life against the epic backdrop of a nation and a people in turmoil.


Claire Chao is the co-author of the Amazon bestselling Remembering Shanghai: A Memoir of Socialites, Scholars and Scoundrels with her mother, Isabel Sun Chao. In October 2018, Remembering Shanghai won two awards from the Independent Author Network: Winner, Outstanding Memoir and Second Place, Book of the Year. Claire spent a decade creating Remembering Shanghai after thirty years in luxury brand management for firms such as Tiffany & Co. and Harry Winston. She graduated with highest honors from Princeton University and was named to Avenue magazine’s “500 Most Influential Asian Americans” and Hong Kong Tatler’s “Who’s Who in Hong Kong.” She has presented the book at sold-out sessions at the Shanghai International Literary Festival, the Princeton University Art Museum, the Singapore Writers Festival, the Hong Kong International Literary Festival and Asia Society Hong Kong.