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The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were active at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that `One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but the Soong sisters were far more than these caricatures.…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The best-known modern Chinese fairy tale is the story of three sisters from Shanghai, who for most of the twentieth century were active at the centre of power in China. It was sometimes said that `One loved money, one loved power and one loved her country', but the Soong sisters were far more than these caricatures.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Vintage Publishing
  • Seitenzahl: 400
  • Erscheinungstermin: 17. Oktober 2019
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 241mm x 167mm x 40mm
  • Gewicht: 882g
  • ISBN-13: 9781910702789
  • ISBN-10: 1910702781
  • Artikelnr.: 57942290
Autorenporträt
Jung Chang is the internationally bestselling author of Wild Swans: Three Daughters of China; Mao: The Unknown Story (with Jon Halliday); and Empress Dowager Cixi: The Concubine who Launched Modern China. Her books have been translated into over 40 languages and sold more than 15 million copies outside Mainland China, where they are banned. She was born in China in 1952, and came to Britain in 1978. She lives in London.
Rezensionen
Deeply researched, Chang s book is a riveting read The New York Times Book Review

Chang adds another title to her series of lively depictions of key figures in Modern Chinese history . . . This accessible book will appeal to history buffs and biography fans in addition to those already familiar with the Chang s body of work. Library Journal

The book intertwines the intimate with the big historical picture, tying their personal stories to the deep and irreconcilable political divisions among them . . . it is stamped by her revisionist impulse. The Atlantic

A highly readable and accessible introduction to three important women who deserve wider recognition. Booklist

Chang seamlessly chronicles the lives and marriages of the Soong sisters in this captivating triple biography. . . . This juicy tale will satisfy readers interested in politics, world affairs, and family dynamics. Publishers Weekly

"One of this autumn's biggest reads, it's an astounding story told with verve and insight" Stylist

The complicated history of China during this period is little-known to most Westerners, so this readable book helps fill a gap. By hooking it onto personalities, Jung Chang has been able to chart a comprehensible way through these decades and an immense mass of information that could otherwise be difficult to digest. Washington Times

Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister
is a monumental work . . . Its three fairy-tale heroines, poised between east and west, spanned three centuries, two continents and a revolution, with consequences that reverberate, perhaps now more than ever, in all our lives to this day. The Spectator

The book s strongest point is its nuanced sympathy for the sisters . . . The lives of the three Song sisters the subjects of Jung Chang s spirited new book are more than worthy of an operatic plot. The Guardian

[Chang] paints China s intense and complex history in bold strokes . . . It is a rollicking ride. Literary Review

Absorbing . . . In this lucid, wise, forgiving biography Chang gives a new twist to an old line. Behind every great man . . . is a Soong sister. The Times (UK)

Utterly engrossing it stars a trio of extraordinary women, each of whom enjoyed tremendous privilege and fame, but also endured contact attached and mortal danger as well as heartbreak and despair. Their gripping collecting story reads like Wild Swans meets the Mitfords; and the history feels remarkably close to our own times too." The Bookseller

[Chang s] book is well worth reading, in particular for the way it shows how powerful women have helped to shape modern China. At a time when, 70 years after Mao s victory, the country s political leadership contains almost no prominent women at all, that is a particularly apposite message to hear. The Sunday Times

In the hands of master storyteller and contrarian Jung Chang, the old tale finds a new interpretation by one who knows well the intricacies of family, influence, gender, and power in modern China . . . A provocative view of the historical times that produced these extraordinary sisters" Air Mail

Her breathtaking new triple biography restores these tiger-willed women to their extraordinarily complex humanity . . . A gripping and emotional personal story. The Telegraph
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