The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century, were at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that ‘One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country’, but there was far more to the Soong sisters than these caricatures. As China battled through a hundred years of wars, revolutions and seismic transformations, each sister played an important, sometimes critical role, and left an indelible mark on history. Join Jung Chang as she reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape the history of twentieth-century China.
Jung Chang is a best-selling writer and historian. Her books include Wild Swans and Empress Dowager Cixi
Isabella Jackson is Assistant Professor of Chinese History at TCD
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