Explore the last days of the Kuomintang in Shanghai in the late 1940s as this tumultuous time impacted local merchants and civilians. This discussion group will view the film Crows and Sparrows, directed by Zheng Junli (1949) and read extracts from Helen Zia’s The Last Boat out of Shanghai: The Epic Story of the Chinese Who Fled Mao's Revolution. Our moderator group is Lynn Kalinauskas, NCTA, University of Colorado Boulder, who specializes in modern Chinese literature.
This mini-course will be conducted entirely through asynchronous online discussions with colleagues and the course instructor. Participants will have online access to all the required materials. Additional resources and readings will be provided.