Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Miss Edna Mills: China's First Lady and Her American Friend

Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Miss Edna Mills: China's First Lady and Her American Friend

By: "De-Long, Thomas A."

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Mayling Soong came to America at the age of 10. Her father, Charlie Soong, a practicing Christian who had spent time in America, was convinced that China's youth would need progressive, Western educations before returning to their homeland to take their places as leaders in the fields of government, education and engineering. The youngest of three daughters, Mayling followed her older siblings to the United States in search of a Western education, eventually entering Wellesley in 1913 at age 16. Here she made numerous friends including classmate Emma DeLong Mills. This lifelong friendship lasted through Mayling's 1927 marriage to General Chiang Kai-shek and his subsequent rise to power. After the undeclared Sino-Japanese war broke out Emma began a series of letters detailing the political climate in the isolationist United States, providing Mayling with invaluable insight into American attitudes regarding China and her Asian neighbors.

Title: Madame Chiang Kai-shek and Miss Edna Mills: China's First Lady and Her American Friend

Author Name: "De-Long, Thomas A."

Categories: biography,

Publisher: "Jefferson, NC", MCFARLAND & CO INC: 2007

ISBN Number: 0786429801

ISBN Number 13: 9780786429806

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: GOOD+

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 36H002

Description: "Tight, bright, faint age soil to exterior page edges, corner bump. Mayling Soong, who later became known to the world as Madam Chiang Kai-shek came to America in 1907 and in 1913 entered Wellesley College. This book traces her life long friendship with her classmate, Emma De Long Mills, through an important time in the relationship between the US and China. 252 illustrated, annotated pages including Bibliography."

Keywords: China BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Women "NOT KEPT AT STORE- if you would like to pick this up, please order the day before you want to pick it up. Use the ""pick up in store"" option for shipping at checkout.",