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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by Emily Hahn
by Carolyn Keene
by MaryJanice Davidson
by H.P. Wood
by Adi Alsaid
"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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