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Shanghai Lawyer: In the Footsteps of a China Spymaster

Finished Sat, Nov 16, 2019 , 2pm
Waldorf Astoria
Heritage Buliding, 2 Zhongshan Dong Yi Lu, near Guangdong Lu New Tower, 88 Sichuan Zhing Lu, near Guangdong Lu


Historic Shanghai takes a walk through the life of Norwood Allman - diplomat, lawyer, judge, soldier, spy, spymaster – based on Allman’s memoir, "Shanghai Lawyer". Allman spent 30 years in China, from his arrival as a student interpreter during WWI, to serving as a Chinese and Mexican judge, practising before the U.S. Court for China, commanding the American militia in Shanghai, and, finally fighting the Japanese army in the battle for Hong Kong in 1941. Douglas Clark, author of Gunboat Justice, leads the walk. A barrister, Doug edited and annotated the 2017 has trawled through public, private and personal archives to bring the story Allman tells in his acclaimed bestseller fully back to life. 250rmb for nonmembers.