The foreign businessmen who helped build modern China

A GREAT FORTUNE BUILT ON THE OPIUM TRADE

THE LAST KINGS OF SHANGHAI: THE RIVAL JEWISH DYNASTIES THAT HELPED CREATE MODERN CHINA BY JONATHAN KAUFMAN (2020) 382 PAGES ★★★★★

Some of the many Jewish refugee children at school in Shanghai late in World War II. Shanghai’s Sassoon family helped rescue 18,000 Jews from Nazi Germany and Austria and transport them to refuge. The Kadoories and Sassoons then built nonprofit schools, housing, and social services to support them. Image: Holocaust Encyclopedia

A SUCCESSION OF REMARKABLE CHARACTERS

DAVID SASSOON

ELLY KADOORIE

VICTOR SASSOON

ELLY KADOORIE’S SONS

THEY EPITOMIZED THE FOREIGN CAPITALISTS WHO PLUNDERED CHINA

WHERE THE FAMILIES ARE TODAY

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Jonathan Kaufman. Image: Wikipedia

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Mal Warwick

Mal Warwick

Author, book reviewer, serial entrepreneur, board member