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Madame Chiang Kai-shek, by Laura Tyson Li

WAS THERE EVER a trio of sisters like the Soong sisters, Eling, Chingling and Mayling? They married the three most powerful Chinese of their day, the financier H.H. Kung, Sun Yat-sen and Chiang Kai-shek. The Chinese saw famously said that they should be named Aiqian (loves money, Eling), Aiquan (loves power, Mayling), and Aiguo (loves her country, Chingling). Now for the first time in English, Laura Tyson Li has written a definitive biography of Mayling Soong, Madame Chiang Kai-shek. This is a wonderful book, impeccably researched, beautifully written. It paints a detailed and vivid picture of one of history’s most…

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