Kurt Tong: Dear Franklin
Atelier EXB/Éditions Xavier Barral, 2022
Following in the footsteps of a man named Franklin Lung, the book Dear Franklin immerses the reader in the history of the Chinese diaspora, from the fall of the Middle Empire in 1912 until the 1950s. vintage, press clippings, letters and photographs, Kurt Tong tells the story of the life of a man from a modest family at the beginning of the last century, who after brilliant studies settled in the cosmopolitan Shanghai. He will then be caught up in the tumult of political events in the first half of the 20th century in China.