Adding to the New Zealand story, Helene Wong

Red Dust Over Shanghai: A Shanghai–New Zealand Memoir 1937–1954
Tyl von Randow
Eunoia Publishing, $38.00,
ISBN 9780994104779

Shanghai has always held an allure for me. Stories about what Westerners got up to in the “Paris of the East” in the early 20th century seemed to depict a China that was not China: romantic intrigue and decadence didn’t chime with the backward-and-teeming-millions version I had grown up with. So my anticipation for Red Dust Over Shanghai, written by a German New Zealander living there in those feverish times, was huge.


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