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!



Fresh from winning nine literary awards for Remembering Shanghai, Claire Chao joins us to talk about her lavishly illustrated and meticulously researched family memoir 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. Remembering Shanghai is the winner of nine literary and design awards, including the Independent Author Network OUTSTANDING MEMOIR, Reader Views GLOBAL AWARD and Independent Publisher Book Awards BEST FIRST BOOK. 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.