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In times of calamity or economic distress, there is a small percentage of people (about two percent) who are willing to leave family, home, and their country of origin to set up businesses in exotic or foreign lands. The two-percenters and undocumented immigrants whose stories appear in The Gathering Place made the arduous trek across Asia to gather in the exotic city of Old Shanghai, where they joined a social club in the city s Old International Settlement. Their travels coincide with war, economic depression, revolution, banditry and military occupation during the most turbulent period in modern history a period that covers what some call the Modern Dark Age the first half of the twentieth century. The personal histories in The Gathering Place offer a fresh take on the immigrant experience during a time of momentous change in Asia from the end of World War I to the exodus o
  • ISBN13: 9781603811231
  • Publisher: Coffeetown Press
  • Pubilcation Year: 2012
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 00220
Publication DateMay 15, 2012
Primary CategoryBiography & Autobiography/Cultural Heritage

Gathering Place: Stories from the Armenian Social Club in Old Shanghai

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