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السودان المأزق التاريخي و آفاق المستقبل - المجلد الثاني gBecause I had just read Jung Chang s biography of the Soong Sisters Big Sister Little Sister Red Sister Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth Century China I thought it would be interesting too back and re read their biographies in the 1940 book by Emily Hahn a prolific author who ended her days as a columnist for The New Yorker magazine in New York but was famous for her life and adventures as an American in China in the 1930s 1950sMickey as she was known to her family and friends and I knew
One Of Her Nieces of her nieces #The Book At The Reuest Of Doubleday Co In 1939 #book at the reuest of Doubleday Co in 1939 the Soong sisters were world famous and Doubleday wanted to publish their story Mickey herself confessed that aside from the stories she knew little about them she had seen Madame Chiang little sister only once and that was from a distance But she approached elder sister Ei ling who The Pavement Arena gave her access to the famous trio That explains why the book is a strange blend of their childhood memories interspersed with 20th century Chinese history 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 had played influencing their spouses and the political environment of the days And that is sad because while nostalgic memories of childhoodames and travels can be interesting the lives of these women were far interesting Or in the words of their later biographer Sterling Seagrave in lives of these women were far interesting Or in the words of their later biographer Sterling Seagrave in book The Soong Dynasty Few families since the Borgias have played such a disturbing role in 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 irls 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. 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. Ruptly in the middle of the war 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 iven by the three of them Despite those were times of reat
turmoil and social upheavals in their lives the author was able to focus and write these ladies as and social upheavals in their lives the author was able to focus and write these ladies as very much in control of their lives rather then the other way round Perhaps this was also due to the fact that their Father had foresights and believe in the euality of sons and daughters alike I really wish I had something ood to say about this book #as I am a fan of both Emily Hahn and Chinese #I am a fan of both Emily Hahn and Chinese but I m just not coming up with anything I believe I once It was ok Emily Hahn interesting to me than the Soong sisters first half much better than second Better to read China to me Had trouble from the narrative working out which sister was which but the highlight 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 have 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 how things turn out for the sisters that the Communists take over the country after the Japanese are finally defeated in a war that began in 1937 that Madame Sun Yat Sen sided with the Communists and was revered in Peking while Madame Chiang shared her Sen sided with the Communists and was revered in Peking while Madame Chiang shared her 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 how place names are so difficult to recognize in this Emily Hahn was a journalist an interesting character herself I would be interested in reading about the Soongs and about Hah. Ly influencing the history of modern China they interacted with their overnment and military to protect the lives of those who could not be heard and they appealed to the West to support China during the Japanese invasion. ,
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Curious story from my employer He spoke of Madame Sun being one of the reatest women in Chinese history After reading the story it appears that all three sisters made an amazing of the reatest women in Chinese history After reading the story it appears that all three sisters made an amazing 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 sisters lives were so intertwined that at times it #was hard to keep track of who was doing what I am intrigued #hard to keep track of who was doing what I am intrigued to o on and read additional books on these amazing ladies if only to et 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 hero worshiping stance of CKC taken by the author is at misdirected and at odds with later books It s almost unreal the noble and high sounding deliberation of
CKC During The Xianduring the Xian as compared against eneral perceptionfinding of CKC as a prideful brittle despot in the heavily research book on Stilwell and the American Experience in China by Barbara Tuchman General Yang Hucheng and his family were executed and General Zhang Xueliang was place on house arrest for the next 40 years So alternate facts are not a recent phenomenaDid not finish the book as the misguided tone was 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 humanitarian work mobilising young women and appeal to western powers to intervene in the warAuthor has an acute awareness of the mechanism of politics She also wrote about the division of the sisters due to their marriage to men which had taken different paths in political decisions This book ends rather ab. H wit and verve by Emily Hahn a remarkable woman in her own right the biography of the Soong Sisters tells the story of China through both world wars family that had the courage to speak out against the ruling regime Great. .