Book Launch & Author Event with Asian American Author and Activist Helen Zia

February 4, 2019


Join USCET to Celebrate Chinese New Year with Helen Zia!

Moderated by Ambassador Julia Chang Bloch, President, U.S.-China Education Trust

with introductory remarks by Ambassador Reuben Brigety II, Dean of the Elliott School

Join Asian American Author and Activist, Helen Zia as she presents her new book, Last Boat Out of Shanghai. Zia participated in USCET 2017 Asian American Authors Series. As her book title suggests, this Epic Story of the Chinese who Fled Mao's Revolution is about war and revolution in China and the exodus that accompanied crisis and social turmoil.

The book is a narrative of real people, their personal lives in Shanghai 1937-1949, and later as migrants and refugees to the US and elsewhere as they got caught up in the Korean War and the Cold War's global politics. Last Boat out of Shanghai is as much about Asian Americans as global migration and is very relevant to current concerns about immigration and refugee crises.

Register Here!


Event Date:

Friday, February 15, 2019 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 



Elliott School of International Affairs
The George Washington University
Lindner Family Commons, Room 602
1957 E St. NW
Washington, DC 20052

This event is on the record and open to the media.