Kelly Lai Chen

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Shanghai, China
Kelly Lai Chen lost his father when the Japanese invaded Shanghai. Kelly was about four years old at the time. His mother took him and her other children to live with her parents. A few years later Kelly's mother died too. Kelly's grandfather was a well known person in Shanghai, he ran several businesses, among them the Tianchan Theatre. The family lived in the same building as the theatre, until 1949 when the communist army advanced on Shanghai, and his grandfather thought it was safer for them if he sent his wife and grandchildren to Hong Kong for a while. Read more...