Jonathan Kaufman discusses The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Shaped Modern China, Feb. 8 at Northeastern University

Deborah Levisohn Stanhill Announcement
Massachusetts, United States
Subject Fields
Jewish History / Studies, Asian History / Studies, British History / Studies

Jonathan Kaufman will discuss The Last Kings of Shanghai: The Rival Jewish Dynasties that Shaped Modern China, the extraordinary story of the Kadoorie and Sassoon families who stood astride China’s business, politics and economy for 175 years.

Jonathan Kaufman, Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter, editor, and author, joined Northeastern University in 2015 as Professor and Director in the School of Journalism. He has held senior positions at Bloomberg News, The Wall Street Journal and The Boston Globe.  Author of The Last Kings of Shanghai, he has also authored A Hole in the Heart of the World: Being Jewish in Eastern Europe and Broken Alliance: The Turbulent Times Between Blacks and Jews in America, which won the National Jewish Book Award. He received his BA in English from Yale University and an MA in Regional Studies–East Asia from Harvard University.

This event is part of the Northeastern University Jewish Studies Program's Morton E. Ruderman Memorial Lecture Series, generously supported by the Ruderman Family Foundation. It is free and open to the public.

For more information or to register for in-person attendance or a livestream link, please go to The livestream link will also be available on the event page closer to the date.

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Deborah Levisohn Stanhill

Jewish Studies Program

Northeastern University

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