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Lisa See's "Shanghai Girls" on sisterhood and the immigrant experience

by Off-Ramp

UPDATE: We're reposting this 2010 interview so you're not left with a pre-cliffhanger!

Southern Californian Lisa See is touring the country with the paperback edition of "Shanghai Girls," a meticulously researched novel about two young Chinese women who flee Shanghai in the late 1930s. It's a harrowing journey as they face the Japanese, race laws, and the Red Scare. Off-Ramp host John Rabe met See in Chinatown -- one of LA's four historic Chinatowns -- to talk about the book.

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