Shirley Temple in Wonderland meets Chinese opium addicts, Nazis, and Japanese bayonets Tea on the Great Wall is a young American girl s account as the world falls apart in 1930s China. Patricia Luce Chapman s memoir is full of the color and feel of living as a foreigner in a Chinese world, the encroachment of the Japanese, and the takeover by the Nazis of the German school in Shanghai that she attended.
Patricia Luce Chapman was born in 1926 and lived in Shanghai for the first 14 years of her life, moving to the United States in November 1940. She had a career in journalism, songwriting, and acting and is the author of Honey Come Dance with Me, Survivor s Guide to Grief: Be Like a Starfish, and To Bernard Berenson with Love. She has written for many publications, including the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Times, and the Associated Press. She lives in Rockport, Texas.