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FBWEV Learns What It Means to be Stateless in Shanghai
Dr. Liliane Willens of Washington, author of” Stateless in Shanghai”, gave FBWE Villagers her eyewitness account of what it means to be Stateless in a foreign country in turmoil. In a presentation to promote her new book, "The Japanese Occupation of Shanghai and the Establishment of the People's Republic of China," Dr. Willens recounted her childhood, the social changes, and what it was like to experienced World War II under the Japanese military occupation, the bombing by American planes and the return of the Chiang Kai-shek government. The enlightening lecture was followed by a book signing and refreshments and was a prelude to future author talks being planned by the FBWEV.