The story of the Soong family whose power and wealth have dominated China and American policy towards Asia in the 20th century. It chronicles the family's roots from the middle of the 19th century and their rise to power thereafter. Descendants of a runaway, they grew up in America under the protection of the Methodist church and returned to their homeland to make a fortune selling Western bibles. The Soong family became the principle rulers of China during the first half of the 20th century. The book describes the intcricate rise to power of Charlie Soong and his children, whom he married to some of China's most powerful men to create a network of power and influence which was to last for over 50 years. It is a tale of power, money, corruption and greed.
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Near fine cloth copy in a good if somewhat edge-nicked and dust-dulled dw, now mylar-sleeved. Remains particularly and surprisingly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong.; 532 pages; Description: viii, 532 p. : ill. ; 25 cm. Subjects: Song family --China --History --Republic, 1912-1949Product Description:
An inside account of the Soong family, whose wealth and power have dominated China and U.S.-Asia policy in the 20th century.
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Book Description Harper, 1985. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. NEW, gift quality. Clean, crisp, unmarked pages. Immaculate text. DJ perfect, in mylar, but small bump to top of spine. Good value. We ship within 24 hours, carefully wrapped! We sell books from New to Acceptable. We take care to be accurate in our description. Most of our books were gently read and in fine condition. BNCTucsonbooks ships daily. Proceeds from the sales of books support an endowed scholarship to Brandeis University, Waltham Mass. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000030077
Book Description Smithmark Pub, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 1st. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060153083
Book Description Smithmark Pub, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060153083
Book Description Smithmark Pub, 1987. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060153083
Book Description Harper & Row, New York, NY, 1985. Hard Cover. Book Condition: NEW. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, 4th Printing. Text/BRAND NEW & Bright, Black linen boards/Fine w/trace discoloration to lower edges. DJ/NF. Biographical history of the Soong family, whose wealth and power dominated China, and American foreign policy towards Asia for the first half of the 20th century. It all began with Charlie Soong, a runaway raised in America under the protection of the Methodist church, and became a Bible publisher and godson of American industrialist Julian Carr. Behind the scenes is Big-eared Tu of the Green Gang. Charlie begat six children. Specular Ai-ling weds finance minister H.H. Kung; revolutionary Ai-ling marries Amercian educated, founding father Sun Yat-sen; Wellesly educated First Lady May-ling is wife to Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek; Prime Minister T.V. Soong marries into a New York banking family; and, financier T.L. Soong marries into a family San Francisco Bankers. A web of intrigue and control, all the more fantastic because it all happened. Bookseller Inventory # 002924