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The Resource Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China, Jung Chang

Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China, Jung Chang

Label
Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China
Title
Big sister, little sister, red sister
Title remainder
three women at the heart of twentieth-century China
Statement of responsibility
Jung Chang
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that one loved money, one loved power and one loved her country, but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history. 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, Ai-ling, was Chiang's unofficial main adviser. She made herself one of Chinas 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. "Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister" is a gripping story of love, war, exile, intrigue, glamour and betrayal, which takes us on a monumental journey, from Canton to Hawaii and 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 the history of twentieth-century China
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
YDX
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Chang, Jung
Dewey number
951.04
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Soong, Ai-ling
  • Song, Qingling
  • Chiang, May-ling Soong
  • Song family
  • Sun, Yat-sen
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Kung, H. H.
  • Soong, Ai-ling
  • Song, Qingling
  • Chiang, May-ling Soong
  • Sun, Yat-sen
  • Chiang, Kai-shek
  • Kung, H. H.
  • Biographies
  • Women
  • Sisters
  • China
  • China
Target audience
adult
Label
Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China, Jung Chang
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066087337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 374 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910702796
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019038128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1084329586
Label
Big sister, little sister, red sister : three women at the heart of twentieth-century China, Jung Chang
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • cri
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066087337
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 374 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781910702796
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
be2019038128
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some colour), portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)1084329586

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