The Distant Land of My Father Topics for Discussion

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How do the Schoenes come to live in Shanghai? What is Genevieve's attitude toward Shanghai and China?

What business or businesses is Joseph Schoene in? How does the war affect his business(es)?

Why does Joseph Schoene refuse to leave Shanghai after the kidnapping and the outbreak of the war with Japan?

How does Joseph return to China after he is released by the Japanese? Why?

Joseph misjudges the situation between the Nationalist Chinese and the Communist Chinese and remains in Shanghai. Why? What does this say about Joseph's character?

Why is Anna so opposed to allowing Joseph back into her life? Why does this change?

What does Anna learn about Joseph after his death? How do her views about China change?

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