Like Old Imperial China History?
Imagine a young woman in her 20s traveling around the turbulent China of the early 1930s, photographing a world struggling between the death of an empire and a looming world war. That’s part of Patricia Robbins’ story, which her son-in-law Wilbur D Jones, Jr. tells in his lavishly illustrated new book, “She ‘Shot’ Her Way to Success”: How Chinaâ€™s Empress Dowager Ci Xi Launched a Photographerâ€™s Trailblazing Career.
Not content to live quietly as a young Navy wife and mother. Instead, she busily documented the exotic and rapidly changing world around her. Her pre-war travels also took her with a brand new daughter and cameras to Japan, the Soviet Union, the Philippines, French Indochina, and Hong Kong.
Author Wilbur Jones will sign copies of the book from 3 to 7:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, Hannah Block Historic USO/Community Arts Center Â Second and Orange Streets in Wilmington, NC.