Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister

Author: Jung Chang

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0451493516

Category: History

Page: 384

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They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the center of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history. Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the 'Father of China', Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang's unofficial main adviser - and made herself one of China's richest women. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. They remained close emotionally, even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worlds. Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York, from exiles' quarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow, and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan. In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

Scribner's Magazine

Author: Edward Livermore Burlingame,Robert Bridges,Alfred Sheppard Dashiell,Harlan Logan

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American periodicals

Page: N.A

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Little Sister, Big Sister

Author: Pat Brisson

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805058871

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 56

View: 7477


Hester and her younger sister Edna play Queen and her maid, pretend to be mermaids, eat chocolate, and experience a thunderstorm.

Catalogue

Author: Montgomery Ward

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Commercial catalogs

Page: N.A

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