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LONGLISTED FOR THE HWA NON FICTION CROWN 2020They were the most famous sisters in China As the country battled through a hundred years of wars revolutions and seismic transformations the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power and each of them left an indelible mark on history Red Sister Ching ling married the 'Father of China' Sun Yat sen and rose to be Mao's vice chair Little Sister May ling became Madame Chiang Kai shek first lady of pre Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right Big Sister Ei ling became Chiang's unofficial main adviser and made herself one of China's richest women All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory but also endured constant mortal danger They showed great courage and experienced passionate love as well as despair and heartbreak They remained close emotionally even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worldsBig Sister Little Sister Red Sister is a gripping story of love war intrigue bravery glamour and betrayal which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York from exiles' uarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth century ChinaLONGLISTED FOR THE HWA NON FICTION CROWN 2020They were the most famous sisters in China As the country battled through a hundred years of wars revolutions and seismic transformations the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power and each of them left an indelible mark on history Red Sister Ching ling married the 'Father of China' Sun Yat sen and rose to be Mao's vice chair Little Sister May ling became Madame Chiang Kai shek first lady of pre Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right Big Sister Ei ling became Chiang's unofficial main adviser and made herself one of China's richest women All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory but also endured constant mortal danger They showed great courage and experienced passionate love as well as despair and heartbreak They remained close emotionally even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worldsBig Sister Little Sister Red Sister is a gripping story of love war intrigue bravery glamour and betrayal which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York from exiles' uarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth century ChinaLONGLISTED FOR THE HWA NON FICTION CROWN 2020They were the most famous sisters in China As the country battled through a hundred years of wars revolutions and seismic transformations the three Soong sisters from Shanghai were at the centre of power and each of them left an indelible mark on history Red Sister Ching ling married the 'Father of China' Sun Yat sen and rose to be Mao's vice chair Little Sister May ling became Madame Chiang Kai shek first lady of pre Communist Nationalist China and a major political figure in her own right Big Sister Ei ling became Chiang's unofficial main adviser and made herself one of China's richest women All three sisters enjoyed tremendous privilege and glory but also endured constant mortal danger They showed great courage and experienced passionate love as well as despair and heartbreak They remained close emotionally even when they embraced opposing political camps and Ching ling dedicated herself to destroying her two sisters' worldsBig Sister Little Sister Red Sister is a gripping story of love war intrigue bravery glamour and betrayal which takes us on a sweeping journey from Canton to Hawaii to New York from exiles' uarters in Japan and Berlin to secret meeting rooms in Moscow and from the compounds of the Communist elite in Beijing to the corridors of power in democratic Taiwan In a group biography that is by turns intimate and epic Jung Chang reveals the lives of three extraordinary women who helped shape twentieth century China