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A Small Monument at a Small Church about a Big Story | South Writ Large

A Small Monument at a Small Church about a Big Story | South Writ Large | Chinese American history | Scoop.it
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Madame Chiang Kai-Shek was one of the most influential women in the world in the 20th century, but most people know nothing about her father, Charley Soong, who attended divinity school in the Deep South in the late 19th century and after returning to China was a prosperous businessman publishing and selling Chinese-language Bibles.  In the 1910s, he sent his three daughters to attend school in the South and eventually, New England. They became the most powerful and famous set of daughters from one family.


Soon Ai-ling, the eldest daughter would  the richest man and finance minister of China,  H. H. Kung.  Soon Ching-Ling would marry Sun Yat Sen, the father of the Republic of China,  and the youngest, Soon Mei-Ling would marry Chiang Kai-Shek,, who succeeded Sun Yat Sen as President of the Republic of China.

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Soong Sisters

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Soong Sisters
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An overview of the Soong sisters, arguably the three most powerful women in China in the early 20th century, and summary of their connection to Wesleyan College in Macon, Georgia, where all three lived briefly in the 1910s before going on to becoming major influences on China's politics.

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