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CLAIRE: Having served as a news editor and producer for CNN International in Hong Kong from 2012 to 2020, Yuli Yang now works at the United Nations in New York. Yuli was born and raised…

Claire’s Posts

Shanghai 1: International Lit Fest

A decade ago, if you’d told me that I would spend the… Read More

Nostalgia 3: The Hong Kong of My Youth

Feeling especially nostalgic for the Hong Kong of my youth—if only to… Read More

Nostalgia is a Strange Thing

I was hugely honored to have been asked to write the forward… Read More

The Remembering Shanghai Walking Tour

The Da Vinci Code Walking Tour in Paris may have started the… Read More

American Club Then and Now

Hong Kong’s American Club has always held a special place in the… Read More

IPPY Awards

2,000,000 new books are published each year (UNESCO estimate—Google it!). That translates… Read More


Back in NYC for #2 nephew Garrett’s graduation from Trinity high school.… Read More

An 18th and an 88th

March 2019 was doubly auspicious for the Chao clan, as we celebrated… Read More

Chinese New Year at da Shop

It was such an honor and delight to be part of the… Read More

RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong)

RTHK (Radio Television Hong Kong) has been Hong Kong’s public broadcasting service… Read More

Princeton University

Remembering Shanghai’s New York book launch just happened to coincide with my… Read More

New York, New York

Remembering Shanghai launched on Amazon on May 1, creating the impetus for… Read More

Guest Posts

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CLAIRE: Having served as a news editor and producer for CNN International… Read More

Cinemas in Old Shanghai

CLAIRE: A behind-the-scenes look at the movies in Old Shanghai, by the… Read More

Isabel’s Shanghai: Seven Decades On

CLAIRE: Guest blogger Amy Sommers is the author of Rumors from Shanghai,… Read More

Cycles from the Past

CLAIRE: Dori Jones Yang was BusinessWeek’s Hong Kong bureau chief from 1982… Read More

Nostalgia 2: Remembering Hong Kong

CLAIRE: We welcome the first of Remembering Shanghai’s periodic guest bloggers, Susan… Read More