1910702781
Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China / Jung Chang.
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Author: Chang, Jung, 1952-
Publication year: 2019
Format: Book
Publisher: London : Jonathan Cape, 2019.
ISBN: 9781910702789 (hbk.) :
Description:
Red Sister, Ching-ling, married Sun Yat-sen, founding father of the Chinese republic, and later became Mao's vice-chair. Little Sister, May-ling, was Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of the pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right. Big Sister, Ei-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of China's richest women - and her husband Chiang's prime minister. All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory, but also endured constant attacks and mortal danger. They showed great courage and experienced passionate love, as well as despair and heartbreak. The relationship between them was highly charged emotionally, especially once they had embraced opposing political camps and Ching-ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' world. This is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal.
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Physical Description:
xx, 374 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (black and white, and colour), map (black and white) ; 24 cm

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