Peter Rupert Lighte
Peter Rupert Lighte, a sinologist and founding chairman of J. P. Morgan Chase Bank China, who has taught Chinese history and philosophy, lived abroad for almost three decades, dividing his time between London and Asia. A regular participant in the Conference on World Affairs in Boulder, Colorado, he is on the boards of Half the Sky Foundation and Council on International Educational Exchange and is active in Princeton alumni activities. He is also the author of Pieces of China, a calligrapher, and a mosaicist. Peter and his husband Julian Grant, a distinguished English composer, live in Princeton, New Jersey, with their two daughters.
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Host of Memories: Tales of Inevitable Happenstance
by Peter Rupert Lighte
Following his parents’ divorce, in 1950s segregated pre-Castro Miami, the author moves to New York City, where he was raised amidst eccentric and loving relatives and friends. Tales of his early years as an awkward “only child”; his Jewish roots; his fortuitous encounters with Chinese culture; and his embrace of sexuality show how one man’s present has been shaped by the richness of his past.
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