The Soong Sisters

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Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: DD40840
Released: Dec 18, 2018
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ISBN: #9781982583439
Narrator/s: Nancy Wu
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In the early twentieth century, few women in China were to prove so important to the rise of Chinese nationalism and liberation from tradition as the three extraordinary Soong Sisters: Eling, Chingling, and Mayling. As told with wit and verve by Emily Hahn, a remarkable woman in her own right, the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China through both world wars. It also chronicles the changes to Shanghai as they relate to a very eccentric family that had the courage to speak out against the ruling regime. Greatly influencing the history of modern China, they interacted with their government and military to protect the lives of those who could not be heard, and they appealed to the West to support China during the Japanese invasion.


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The Soong Sisters
Product Number: BX00086160
Product Number:DD40840
Product Number:Z100142931

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Author(s): Emily Hahn
Narrator(s): Nancy Wu
Product Number Z100142931
Released: Dec 18, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781982583477
Author(s): Emily Hahn
Product Number EB00299090
Released: Apr 21, 2014
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781497619531

Professional reviews

"Nancy Wu narrates this historical biography with little emotion or engagement. The work recounts how three daughters of American-educated Chinese businessman and Methodist missionary Charlie Soong became influential in the twentieth-century history of China. The three sisters, Soong Ai-ling, Soong Ching-ling, and Soong Mei-ling, were themselves products of American education and became prominent and outspoken supporters of their own visions of a modern-day China through marriages to politically powerful husbands. With similar names, no vocal distinction between the sisters, and more focus on history than on biography, the listener is challenged to stay focused throughout this long work. Originally published in 1941, the saga stops short of the division of China into Communist and Nationalist entities. N.E.M. © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine"

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