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Sydney Festival: Lost in Shanghai 

12 January @ 6:45 pm - 7:45 pm AEDT

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An event every day that begins at 6:45 pm, repeating until 15 January 2022

One event on 15 January 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on 16 January 2022 at 3:30 pm

Of all the stories Jane Hutcheon has encountered as an ABC journalist, China correspondent, war zone reporter and author, one has intrigued her more than any other: that of her mother Beatrice’s turbulent childhood in pre-Communist Shanghai.

Visiting Shanghai in 2018, Jane began to search for the truth of her mother’s difficult beginnings. Lost in Shanghai is the result, a story of an ordinary Eurasian family in extraordinary times, set against a backdrop of fading colonial opulence, civil war and revolution.

Using projected images from the family archive curated by photographer-storyteller William Yang, and music composed and performed by Dr Terumi Narushima, Jane narrates this moving true story in her own words.


12 January
6:45 pm - 7:45 pm
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Seymour Centre
Chippendale, NSW 2008 Australia
02 9061 5344
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Sydney Festival
02 8248 6500
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