“Shirley Temple” in Wonderland meets Chinese opium addicts, Nazis, and Japanese bayonets. China in the 1930s and a young American girl is an eye-witness as the world falls apart. Patricia Luce Chapman’s memoir is full of the color and feel of living as a foreigner in a Chinese world, the encroachment of the Japanese, the takeover by the Nazis of the German school in Shanghai which she attended. This book more than any other brings to life the era and the link through to today.
TimeOut Shanghai Review
A review of TEA by City Weekend Beijing, August 2015.