FOR THE CLASSROOM
who have attended Shanghai reunions, read books about the Shanghai ghetto,
or clicked on the Rickshaw Website, have already seen photographs of refugee
students, young and older, in the classroom, or as a group in the schoolyards.
Many, however, have not seen, since their departure from Shanghai, the
composition books we used for our lessons. The following notebooks, the way
I remember them, and illustrated in this report, were used at Kadoorie
School, Freysinger School, and Seymour Road School. A notebook was not, as
currently defined, a lap top computer, but instead a small flimsy
composition book, with grainy pages.
Figure one shows the front cover of one
such notebook, while figure
two illustrates the back outside cover. A second notebook is
illustrated in figure three,
also shows the back outside cover. A third notebook is seen in
Thanks to Andrew Heinsius for presenting the three composition books. Andrew was a student at S.JYA School. He currently lives in Los Angeles, and is happily retired.