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Royal Asiatic Society Beijing…WWII Revisited: Director Bill Einreinhofer discusses his documentary Shanghai 1937 – 19/8/20

Posted: August 17th, 2020 | No Comments »

WWII Revisited: Director Bill Einreinhofer discusses his documentary Shanghai 1937

WHAT: “WWII Revisited: Director Bill Einreinhofer discusses his documentary Shanghai 1937”, an RASBJ Zoom talk with QA
WHEN: Aug. 19, Wednesday, RASBJ presents a members-only in-person film screening from 7-8:00 PM Beijing Standard Time, and a Zoom dialogue with the director from 8:15-9:00 PM.


MORE ABOUT THE EVENT: On Aug. 13, 1937, hostilities erupted in Shanghai between Chinese Nationalist and Japanese troops, lasting more than three months. Film director Bill Einreinhofer believes the Battle of Shanghai was the last battle of WWI and the first battle of WWII. In discussing his documentary Shanghai 1937, he’ll explain the changes in Chinese society and politics which call for an analysis of WWII with fresh eyes.  RAS MEMBERS CAN ACCESS THE FILM SHANGHAI 1937 ON VIMEO FROM AUG. 13 (THE ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF SHANGHAI) UNTIL MIDNIGHT AUG. 19 BEIJING STANDARD TIME (viewers in China may want to use a VPN, or view the film in person if in Beijing).



MORE ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Bill Einreinhofer is a faculty member at the New York Film Academy as well as an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. He’s made films in and about China for a quarter century. His most recent, Shanghai 1937: Where World War II Began was shown in 2018 on more than 200 American Public Television stations.

HOW MUCH: FREE, exclusively for members of the RASBJ and other RAS branches, plus special invitees

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