Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women At the Heart of Twentieth-Cen

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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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*SHORTLISTED FOR THE HWA NON-FICTION CROWN 2020*

Meet the three women who helped shape the course of modern Chinese history; a gripping story of sisterhood and betrayal from the bestselling author of Wild Swans.

They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled seismic transformations these three women left an indelible mark on history.

Red Sister rose to be Mao’s vice-chair.
Little Sister became first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China.
Big Sister made herself one of country’s richest women.

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister takes us on a sweeping journey 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. By turns intimate and epic, Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth-century China.

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Weight 326 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.8 × 2.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xx, 374 , 32 unnumbered of plates

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

951.040922 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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