Spoke of Madame Sun being one of the greatest women in Chinese istory After reading the story it appears that all three sisters made an amazing contribution to present day China All three sisters were Christian raised American School educated and married the 3 leading men in the country at the time Its truly an amazing story The book itself was difficult to read Things were not Succinct Or Clear Many Things Were Happening Simultaneously And The or clear Many things were Dear Black Boy happening simultaneously and the lives were so intertwined that at times it wasard to keep track of who was doing what I am intrigued enough to go on and read additional books on these amazing ladies if only to get a deeper perspective Great introduction to civil war era China and the role the Soong sisters played in it Obviously anything after the 1940s will reuire some later materials It s written in the 40s and the Tote Sprache: Cartoons auf Latein hero worshiping stance of CKC taken by the author is at misdirected and at odds with later books It s almost unreal the noble andigh sounding deliberation of CKC during the Xian incident as compared against general perceptionfinding of CKC as a prideful brittle despot in the ALPHA MEN EROTICA BUNDLE (4 BOOKS COLLECTION) (4 BOOKS COLLECTION): Adult Taboo Romance Erotic Sex Story (Billionaire Dominant, Kinky Fetish and Disobedient Submissive Book 2) heavily research book on Stilwell and the American Experience in China by Barbara Tuchman General Yang Hucheng andis family were executed and General Zhang Xueliang was place on ouse arrest for the next 40 years So alternate facts are not a recent phenomenaDid not finish the book
As The Misguided Tone the misguided tone too much to stomach 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 umanitarian work mobilising young women and appeal to western powers to intervene in the warAuthor Nightmares Angels has an acute awareness of the mechanism of politics She also wrote about the division of the sisters due to their marriage to men whichad taken different paths in political decisions This book ends rather abruptly in the middle of the war In the Blink of an Eye however perhaps the intention of the author was to end beautifully with the symbol of unity of the sisters in their war efforts and an appendix of a speech given by the three of them Despite those were times of great turmoil and social upheavals in their lives the author was able to focus and write these ladies as being very much in control of their lives rather then the other way round Perhaps this was also due to the fact that their Fatherad foresights and believe in the euality of sons and daughters alik. Ly influencing the Las alas de la mariposa history of modern China they interacted with their government and military to protect the lives of those who could not beeard and they appealed to the West to support China during the Japanese invasion.
I really wish I ad 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 ad unusual access to the sisters possible and was given carte blanche by them to write whatever she wished very doubtful A large part of it seemed to be a puff piece for the Generalissimo as recounted by Madame Chiang I came away not really knowing much about them as personalities apart from their politics or lack thereof in
Madame Kung S CaseKung s case is a famous Maoist saying that one sister Loved Power Madame Chiang One power Madame Chiang one loved money Madame Kung and one sister loved er country Madame Sun Actually I m sure they all loved their country all Jesus Calling had a good deal of personal power and allad a considerable bankroll maybe Madame Sun not so much but think it was really their value systems that were so different I think Madame Kung was a traditionalist with old school Confucian values and interestingly the only one to ave children Madame Chiang the nationalist who wanted to see China modernized and a made into a world player and Madame Sun the universalist who placed individual euality and freedom above all
even though later er usband s ideals became perverted by the Communists It is unfortunate thatthough later er The Quiet Front husband s ideals became perverted by the Communists It is unfortunate that this late point inistory we ll probably never know much about these women I m sure Ms Hahn could Beading on a Loom have dished if she were free to as she was there at the time and pretty much knew everyone who was anyone and China being notorious for its vibrant grapevine She probably didn tave enough material for a book without access to the sisters so chose the censoredcompromised path for a paycheck Bummer It was ok Emily Hahn interesting to me than the Soong sisters first Nights of the Round Table half much better than second Better to read China to me Had trouble from the narrative working out which sister was which but theighlight for me was the Japanese invasion and occupation in the 1930 s and the role of Chiang Kai Shek Somewhat longwinded and with too much detail but it tells an interesting story I wish there was a better book on this fascinating family but I ave not found one yet Rather difficult to evaluate a book written in 1941 about the Soong sisters it covers their childhood education in Georiga and each sister s marriage to a powerful man of the times Sun Yat Sen Kong wealthiest man in China and Chiang Kai Chek We know now ow things turn out for the sisters that the Communists take over the country after the Japanese are finally. 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 wit.
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Sun Yat Sen Sided With The Communists And Was ReveredYat Sen sided with the Communists and was revered Peking while Madame Chiang shared When Miss Gangster Meets Her Match herusband s exile to Taiwan But for the most part in this book the sisters are united with the youngest one Madame Chiang the dominant one Interesting too Aliens Among Us how place names are so difficult to recognize in this Emily Hahn was a journalist an interesting charactererself I would be interested in reading about the Soongs and about Hahn Because I ad just read Jung Chang s biography of
Soong Sisters Big Sister Sister Red Sister Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth Century China I thought it would be interesting to go back and re read their biographies in the 1940 book by Emily Hahn a prolific author who ended er days as a columnist for The New Yorker magazine in New York but was famous for er life and adventures as an American in China in the 1930s 1950sMickey as she was known to er family and friends and I knew one of Croatie : Cte Adriatique, Dalmatie her nieces wrote the book at the reuest of Doubleday Co in 1939 when the Soong sisters were world famous and Doubleday wanted to publish their story Mickeyerself confessed that aside from the stories she knew little about them she Jonathan Visits the White House had seen Madame Chiang little sister only once and that was from a distance But she approached elder sister Ei ling who gaveer access to the famous trio That explains why the book is a strange blend of their childhood memories interspersed with 20th century Chinese istory Mickey was too much of a journalist not to provide the background of the period but it s clear that the sisters were not very forthright with their biographer about their current adult lives marriages and the roles they ad played influencing their spouses and the political environment of the days And that is sad because while nostalgic memories of childhood games and travels can be interesting the lives of these women were far interesting Or in the words of their later biographer Sterling Seagrave in Από τη Μήδεια στη Σταχτοπούτα, Η ιστορία του φαλλού his book The Soong Dynasty Few families since the Borgiasave played such a disturbing role in This Poison Will Remain human destinyReading the three biographies together enables readers to triangulate the stories and come to their own conclusions but neither provide the picture of these three women as young girls as well as the Hahn volume It was a very popular best seller in the 1940s and my copy was purchased for 99 cents in a used bookstore in Maine in 1966 I took an interest in The Soong Sisters after learning their curious story from my employer He. H wit and verve by Emily Hahn a remarkable woman iner own right the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China through both world wars family that What Red Was had the courage to speak out against the ruling regime Great.The Soong Sisters Big Sister