Journey Through Time is a book discussion series featuring history books led by Ronald Oberman, history teacher and skilled book discussion leader.
Join us to discuss Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister: Three Women at the Heart of Twentieth-Century China by Jung Chang, an epic yet intimate look at three women who shaped China in the twentieth century
"They were the most famous sisters in China. As the country battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power, and each of them left an indelible mark on history.
Red Sister, Ching-ling, married the ‘Father of China’, Sun Yat-sen, and rose to be Mao’s vice-chair.
Little Sister, May-ling, became Madame Chiang Kai-shek, first lady of pre-Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right.
Big Sister, Ei-ling, became Chiang’s unofficial main adviser – and made herself one of China’s richest women"
EVENT TYPE: | History | Books & Authors |
TAGS: | history | discussion |
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