Cover: The Lius of Shanghai, from Harvard University PressCover: The Lius of Shanghai in HARDCOVER

The Lius of Shanghai

Add to Cart

Product Details


$46.50 • £37.95 • €42.00

ISBN 9780674072596

Publication Date: 04/22/2013


472 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

20 halftones, 2 maps, 1 chart


  • Preface
  • Introduction: Family Dynamics under Patriarchy
  • I. Planning a Business Dynasty, 1907–1932
    • 1. Parents Who Dreamed of a Business Dynasty
    • 2. Sons Who Tried for Admission to Cambridge
    • 3. Sons Who Did Not Want to Become British Citizens
  • II. Behaving Contrary to the Plan, 1932–1937
    • 4. A Son Who Wanted to Drop Out of Harvard
    • 5. A Son Who Was Sick
    • 6. A Son Who Proposed Marriage to a Westernized Woman
    • 7. A Daughter Who Spoiled a Marriage Alliance
  • III. Reacting to War, 1938–1945
    • 8. Sons Who Became Leaders in Wartime
    • 9. A Son Who Joined the Communists
    • 10. A Son Who Battled Depression
    • 11. Mother’s Struggle to Save Her Marriage
    • 12. The Family’s Postwar Disunion and Reunion
  • IV. Adapting to Revolution, 1946–1956
    • 13. Father’s Decision to Live in the People’s Republic
    • 14. A Daughter Who Forged Family Alliances
    • 15. A Son Who Refused to Return to China
    • 16. Parents’ Deaths and Children’s Dispersal
  • Conclusion: The Inner History of a Chinese Family
  • Archives and Works Cited
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

From Our Blog

Photo of Lucia Jacobs as a child sitting next to Oaky

How to Plant a Forest

For this week’s University Press Week Blog Tour, Lucia Jacobs offers us a glimpse of environmental stewardship as seen through the activities of the ubiquitous squirrel, a species native to the Americas, Africa, and Eurasia from the Eocene Epoch onward. Lucia Jacobs is Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library ( extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.