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 HistoryRed Sister, Ching Ling, Married The Father Of China , Sun Yat Sen, And Rose To Be Mao S Vice ChairLittle Sister, May Ling, Became Madame Chiang Kai Shek, First Lady Of Pre Communist Nationalist China And A Major Political Figure In Her Own Trailer ☆ Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister PDF by í Jung Chang RightBig Sister, Ei Ling, Became Chiang S Unofficial Main Adviser And Made Herself One Of China S Richest WomenAll 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
Three stars as the writing is readable and the research is amazing But it s not the biography I was expecting, it sabout the men in their lives than the sisters With thanks to NetGalley and the publishers for the opportunity to read and review an unproofed e ARC of this book Review to follow
This is an epic undertaking by an excellent writer and historian Jung Chang brings the early twentieth century to life as she explores the world of Sun Yat sen and Chiang Kai Shek She shows their progress towards revolution, seen through the lives of the family who knew them Taking the three sisters as the focal point is a clever way of exploring the twists and turns of Chinese society and politics as it moves from a monarchy through to communism.
The author crafts the extraordinary story through writings of many people who knew them at the time These include letters from lovers, teachers and acquaintances, and reminiscences of fellow students It seems well researched, with occasional footnotes to help you place subsidiary events in context.
I wouldn t call it easy reading, although it is interesting I defin Published by Random House UK, Vintage PublishingJonathan CapePub Date 17 October 2019 Reviewed 20 October 2019 The official description 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 centre 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 Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister is a gripping story of love, war, intrigue, bravery, glamour and betrayal, which takes