Alumni Publications

Our history is fascinating to read about. And even better to meet.

You can connect with fellow SAS alumni through our annual events. But you can also connect with them through alumni publications.

The SAS Alumni Newsletter is published quarterly. Below, you'll also find the full archive of newsletters from SASA (Shanghai American School Association). SASA is led by our alumni from the late 1940s, and is a cherished bridge to the school's past. In the newsletters, you'll find photographs, videos, and perhaps most valued of all, stories of life at SAS long ago.

Of course, our prolific alumni have created more than newsletters – many have written books. Some are about the school, or Shanghai. Others cover a wide range of topics, both fiction and non-fiction. All are influenced by the days spent on the grounds of Shanghai American School. Enjoy!

SASA Newsletter Archive

Alumni-Authored Books

John Espey (’31)

Jean Fritz (’33)

Huston Smith (’36)

Nancy Thomson Waller (’36)

Helen Roberts Thomas (’38)

Sterling Whitener (’38)

Marion Naifeh (’40)

Barbara Brooks Wallace (’41)

Angie Mills (’42)

Agnes Nasmith Johnston and Mary Nasmith Means (’42)

Olive Sheretz Lanham (’42) and Sherry Sherertz Messersmith (’48)

  • The Lambuth, Park, Sheretz Women: Our Missionary Women Ancestors 

James Roderick Lilley (’45)

Jim Cavanaugh (’48)

Ruth Barr

Betty Barr and George Wang (’49)

James Gillespie (’49)

Ellis “Jake” Jacob (’49)

 John Hsu (’49) and Martha Hsu

 Father Augustine (Bruce) Roberts (’50)

  • Finding the Treasure

 Alumni Parent William Angus (David Angus ’50)

 Betty Jean Rugh Elder (’51)

 Katherine Paterson (’55)

Isabel Best (’57)

Erin Lowry (’07)