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The Soong Sisters

The Soong Sisters

  • Title: The Soong Sisters
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  • ISBN : 9780759253414
  • Format : Paperback
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


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 extraordinary three 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 wa 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 extraordinary three 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 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


Author Emily Hahn

Mickey Hahn was called a forgotten American literary treasure by The New Yorker magazine she was the author of 52 books and than 180 articles and stories Her father was a hardware salesman and her mother a suffragette She and her siblings were brought up to be independent and to think for themselves and she became the first woman to take a degree in mining engineering from the Universi




The Soong Sisters Reviews (8)

  • I took an interest in The Soong Sisters after learning their curious story from my employer He spoke of Madame Sun being one of the greatest women in Chinese history After reading the story it appears that all three sisters made an amazing contribution to present day China All three sisters were Chr [..]

  • Great introduction to civil war era China and the role the Soong sisters played in it Obviously anything after the 1940s will require some later materials. [..]

  • Had trouble from the narrative working out which sister was which but the highlight for me was the Japanese invasion and occupation in the 1930 s and the role of Chiang Kai Shek. [..]

  • I really wish I had something good to say about this book as I am a fan of both Emily Hahn and Chinese culture, but I m just not coming up with anything I believe I once read that Ms Hahn had unusual access to the sisters possible and was given carte blanche by them to write whatever she wished very [..]

  • Excellent book which portray the Soong sisters inner strength, exhibited since childhood onwards to overseas studies in America, being married to strong leading men of their times, and their incredible war efforts in education, humanitarian work, mobilising young women and appeal to western powers t [..]

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