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Madame Chiang Kai-shek

China's Eternal First Lady

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Madame Chiang Kai-shek by Laura Tyson Li
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Now in paperback, Madame Chiang Kai-shek is the first biography of one of history's most intriguing and controversial political figures. Beautiful, brilliant, and captivating, Madame Chiang Kai-shek seized unprecedented power during China's long and violent civil war. She passionately argued against Chinese Communism in the international arena and influenced decades of Sino-American relations and modern Chinese history. Raised in one of China's most powerful families and educated at Wellesley College, Soong Mayling went on to become wife, chief adviser, interpreter, and propagandist to Nationalist leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. She sparred with international leaders like Churchill and Roosevelt, and impressed Westerners and Chinese alike with her acumen, charm, and glamour. But she was also decried as a manipulative  Dragon Lady," and despised for living in American-style splendor while Chinese citizens suffered under her husband's brutal oppression. The result of years of extensive research in the United States and abroad, and written with access to previously classified CIA and diplomatic files, Madame Chiang Kai-shek objectively evaluates one of the most powerful and fascinating women of the twentieth century.
Release date NZ
September 10th, 2007
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
First Trade Paper Edition
Imprint
Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages
576
Dimensions
152x229x31
ISBN-13
9780802143228
Product ID
1822218

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