Author Talk

Jonathan Kaufman


Thursday, June 8, 2023
6:30 – 8 pm EDT
Scheuer Auditorium

The Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Media Program

Listen to a talk by Jonathan Kaufman, author of The Last Kings of Shanghai, which details the extraordinary story of the Sassoon and Kadoorie families who stood astride China’s business, politics, and economy for 175 years. This talk is presented in conjunction with the exhibition The Sassoons. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing after the event.

About the Author: 

Jonathan Kaufman is a Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter who has written and reported on China for thirty years for The Boston Globe, where he covered the 1989 massacre in Tiananmen Square; The Wall Street Journal, where he served as China bureau chief from 2002 to 2005; and Bloomberg News. He is the author of 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, winner of the National Jewish Book Award. He is director of the School of Journalism at Northeastern University in Boston.

Tickets: $22 General; $15 Students and Seniors; $12 Members; Includes Museum Admission
Doors open at 6 pm

This program has been funded by a generous donation endowment from the Saul and Harriet M. Rothkopf Family Foundation.

Cover of The Last Kings of Shanghai, Jonathan Kaufman