GATHERING PLACE: STORIES FROM THE ARMENIAN SOCIAL CLUB IN OLD SHANGHAI
By E.G. Sergoyan
The personal histories in The Gathering Place offer a fresh take on the immigrant experience during a time of momentous change in Asia, from the end of World War I to the exodus of Europeans from China. Those whose stories appear in The Gathering Place made the arduous trek across Asia to gather in the city of Old Shanghai, where they joined a social club in the city's Old International Settlement. Their travels coincided with war, economic depression. revolution, banditry, and military occupation during the most turbulent period in modern history, the first half of the twentieth century.
Coffeetown Press (2012)