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THE LAST KINGS OF SHANGHAI
by Jonathan Kaufman
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Remy Hale
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   Part One: Shanghai Calling
1  The Patriarch
 DavidSassoonScion of a prominent Jewish family from Baghdad.
 Nebuchadnezzar King of Babylon.
 SamuelZachariaDavid Sassoon's friend and fellow middle eastern trader.
 LordPalmerstonBritish prime minister.
 RobertGrantThe new British governor-general of Bombay.
 Abdullah David Sassoon's oldest son.
 Elias One of David Sassoon's sons.
 Queen Victoria Former Queen of the United Kingdom.
 El Greco A Greek painter.
 King George III Former King of the United Kingdom.
 Quianlong Chinese emperor.
 LinZexuFormer Viceroy of Huguang.
 Frederick the Great Former King of Prussia.
 Albert Edward Prince of Wales. aka: Bertie.
2  Empire of the Sons - and Opium
 MarcoPoloItalian merchant, explorer and writer.
 ArthurSassoonOne of David Sassoon's sons.
 JacobSaphirA European researcher and writer.
 JacobSassoonElias' son.
 WilliamJardinAn opium merchant and trader.
 AlbertSassoonAbdullah's new name.
 SiegfredSassoonA famous British poet.
 S. D.SassoonOne of Elias' brothers.
 ReubenSassoonOne of Sassoon's brothers.
 Edward AlbertSassoonAlbert Sassoon's son.
 WinstonChurchillFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 Honorede BalzacA French writer.
3  Laura and Elly
 RimaKadoorieA Sassoon's distant cousin.
 Salih Rima Kadoorie's husband.
 Eleazer SilasKadoorieRima Kadoorie's youngest son. aka: Elly.
 Lawrence Elly Kadoorie's eldest son.
 Moses Elly's older brother.
 E. S.KellyElly's adopted alias.
 Benjamin Elly's co-trader.
 WarrenBuffettAmerican investor.
 RobertHotungOne of the richest Chinese men in town.
 Ellis Elly Kadoorie's brother.
 FrederickMocattaLeader of the London-Jewish Community.
 Laura Elly Kadoorie's wife.
 OliverCromwellAn English statesman, politician and soldier.
 Horace One of Elly and Laura's sons.
 Victor One of Elly and Laura's sons.
 KatherineHepburnAmerican actress.
 AhNingA nanny.
 TheodoreRooseveltThe 26th U.S. President.
 HenryFordAmerican industrialist and business magnate.
 ThomasJacksonHead of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank.
 LiangQichao-chaiOne of China's most influential thinkers.
 SunYat-senChinese revolutionary statesman.
   Part Two: Kings of Shanghai
4  Shanghai Rising
 YuanShikaiFormer President of the Republic of China.
 MaoZedongFormer President of the People's Republic of China.
 ZhouEnlaiFormer President of the People's Republic of China.
 JosephStilwellU. S. Army General.
 J. K.PattersonJardine's executive.
 WilliamKeswickHead of the Jardine's office in Shanghai.
 CharlesLindberghAmerican military officer and aviator.
 KatherineStinsonFirst woman to fly to Shanghai from England.
 WhiteySmithA jazz drummer and bandleader.
 DouglasFairbanksA Hollywood movie star.
 MaryPickfordDouglas Fairbank's wife.
 King Faisal Former King of Saudi Arabia.
 HaileSelassiFormer Emperor of Ethiopia.
 King George V Former King of the United Kingdom.
 ChiangKai-shekFormer President of the Republic of China.
 MorrisCohenA Jewish former boxer.
 SilasHardoonA real estate tycoon.
 SoongQing-lingSun Yat-sin's widow.
 CharlesSoongSoong Qing-ling's father.
 SoongMei-lingSoong Qing-ling's sister.
 Ai-ling Soong Qing-ling's third sister.
 H.H.KungA descendant of Confucius and a wealthy banker.
 RobertShewanElly's longtime partner.
 ChristopgerIsherwoodEnglish-American novelist.
 W. H.AudenAnglo-American poet.
 MaoDunFormer Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China.
 ArthurRansomeA British journalist.
 Michael Elly's grandson.
 ChenDuxiuFormer General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party.
 SolomonSassoonOne of David Sassoon's sons.
 Flora Solomon Sassoon's wife.
 Dowager Cixi Former Empress dowager of the Qing dynasty.
 RachelSassoonBecame the most powerful female journalist in England.
 FrederickBeerA German tycoon. Rachel's husband.
 AlfredDreyfusA French artillery officer of Jewish ancestry.
 VictorSassoonDavid Sassoon's grandson.
5  The Impresario
 EmilyHahnA New York writer.
 FranklinRooseveltThe 32nd U.S. President.
 Reginald David Sassoon's grandson.
 MahatmaGandhiAn Indian lawyer.
 DiegoVelasquezA Spanish painter.
 John SingerSargentAn American artist.
 ThomasGainsboroughAn English portrait and landscape painter.
 WallisSimpsonKing Edward VIII's wife.
 VickiBaumAn Austrian writer.
 GretaGarboA Swedish-American actress.
 CharlieChaplinAn English comic actor.
 PauletteGoddardAmerican actress during the Golden Age of Hollywood.
 RongZongjingA Chinese industrialist.
 HenryLuceA powerful publisher of Time Inc.
 T. V.SoongChina's finance minister.
 Jose PedroBragaA Portuguese immigrant.
 PhilipSassoonVictor Sassoon's cousin.
 David LloydGeorgeFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 EzioPinzaAn Italian opera singer.
 WilliamRogersAn American humorist and performer.
 SergeVoronoffA Russian-born surgeon.
 TheodoreWhiteTime Magazine correspondent.
 Helen Emily Hahn's sister.
 ZauSinmayA Chinese writer.
 John D.RockefellerAmerican business magnate.
 EdgarSnowAmerican journalist.
 YangMengliangWorked as a waiter in the Cathay's restaurant.
 LuXunA Chinese leftist writer.
 LiMingVictor Sassoon's financial liaison to the Nationalist.
6  "Me Voila Therefore Walking a Tightrope"
 ErichReismanOne of a Jewish passenger from Vienna.
 AdolfHitlerA dictator from Germany.
 Paul Erich's brother.
 HoFeng-ShanA Chinese diplomat stationed in Vienna.
 TakahashiKorekiyoDeputy governor of the Bank of Japan.
 Jacob H.SchiffA German-born Jewish president of Wall Street.
 KoreshigeInusukaAn anti-Semitic Japanese Navy captain.
 JacobAlkowA Jewish leader.
 JacobAlcokElly's acquaintance.
 GetulioVargasBrazil's president.
 MurielGubbayLawrence's wife.
 J.J.PatersonHead of Jardin in Hong Kong.
 ValSeymourVictor Sassoon's pseudonym.
 SylviaChancellorA British resident of Shanghai who criticized Victor Sassoon.
 AugustStinbergA Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.
 George BernardShawAn Irish playwright.
 NoelCowardAn English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer.
 theodoreAlexanderA Berlin refugee who worked for Victor Sassoon.
 LucieHartwichA principal of school in Berlin.
 HermannGoeringA German politician, military leader and convicted war criminal.
7  War
 Rita One of Muriel and Lawrence's children.
 Michael One of Muriel and Lawrence's children.
 LauraMargolisA social worker from Buffalo.
 RobertMorgenthauFormer Manhattan's District Attorney.
 JosephMeisengerAn SS functionary in Nazi Germany.
 KanoGoyaOne of anti-Semitic Japanese officers.
 GerhardMosesA refugee from Vienna.
 JosefRossbachOne of the refugees from Austria.
 LeoRothOne of the refugees from Austria.
 HanSuyinA left-wing writer.
 EllisHayimA member of Baghdadi Jewish Diaspora.
8  "I Gave Up India and China Gave Me Up"
 Albert C.WedemeyerAmerican commander in China.
 LucienOvadiaVictor Sassoon's cousin and right-hand man.
   Part Three: Exile and Return
9  The Reckoning
 AlexMaiselLawrence's acquaintance.
 RongYirenFormer Vice-President of the People's Republic of China.
 LeungChikHorace's new gardener.
 Fu A refugee farmer.
 KwokKeunga Chinese doctor.
 MauriceGreenOne of Victor Sassoon's former employee.
 EvelynBarnesAn American nurse.
 EvelynCoxOne of Barnes' nieces.
 JiangQingFormer First Lady of People's Republic of China.
10  The Last Taipan
 DengXiaopingServed as the paramount leader of the People's Republic of China.
 RichardNixonThe 37th U.S. President.
 MurrayMacLehoseFormer Governor of HongKong.
 JamesCallaghanFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 LingYingLawrence's closest servant.
 MargaretThatcherFormer Prime Minister of the United Kingdom.
 MikhailGorvachevFormer President of the Soviet Union.
 HuaGuofengFormer Premier of the People's Republic of China.
 Queen Elizabeth Former Queen of the United Kingdom.
 MichaelBlumenthalFormer U.S. treasury secretary.
 PeterMaxAn American illustrator.
 MichaelMedavoyAmerican film producer and business executive.
 HenryKissingerFormer U.S. secretary of State.
 ShaulEisenbergA billionaire head of one of Israel's largest companies.
 LiPengFormer Premier of the People's Republic of China.
 PanGuangAn influential Chinese academic.
 ChristopherPattenThe last British governor of HongKong.
11  Back on the Bund
 JiangZeminFormer President of the People's Republic of China.
 XiJinpingPresident of the People's Republic of China.
 BenjaminNetanyahuPrime Minister of Israel.
 ChiuneSugiharaJapanese diplomat, Righteous Among the Nations.
 ZhuRongjiFormer Premier of the People's Republic of China.
 VidalSasssoonA hairstylist.
 HughSassoonA London banker and descendant of Flora Sassoon.
 JamesSassoonHugh's son.
 LouJiweiFormer Minister of Finance of the People's Republic of China.
 
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