Daisy Kwok: Forgotten "Shanghai Princess"

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Wealthy Australian-born Daisy Kwok was the toast of Shanghai – until the Cultural Revolution.

Fleeing racism in her native Australia, Daisy Kwok made a life for herself in Shanghai – until the Cultural Revolution. She was swallowed up by history, her story lost, until recently. In 1990, a few years before her death, she was granted the Australian citizenship she’d long been denied.

More here and here. Her story is chronicled in the book Shanghai Princess, by Chen Dayan.

  • Samantha Foo

    I definitely would need to get my hands on that book about Daisy Kwok. Good to see she gets a mention here.