The book addresses this ambiguity with suitable evenhandedness.
I am glad I did - it is a fascinating life's story about not only a powerful and complex woman, but also the history of China in the 20th century.
That was just as well, for Taiwan became the only stronghold for the Kuomintang in April 1949 when the Communists had conquered the mainland.
The book's condition is exactly as described, arrived quickly, and damage free.
If one enjoyed reading "The Soong Dynasty" by Sterling Seagrave, this book would be the perfect... Read more
Very good book! Finally I really understand this whole complex Chinese history starting from the past 100 years. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Puma70
I don't typically read biographies, but on the recommendation of Amazon reviewers, I picked up Li's _Madame Chiang Kai-Shek_. Read morePublished 16 months ago by doc peterson
Mayling Soong, the future Madame Chiang Kai-Shek, born in 1898, was the fourth child of Christian parents and had her school and university education in the United States. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Ralph Blumenau
First, I read a lot, and my love is history. That being said I was excited to begin reading about one of history's most notable women. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Karina149
This is a very readable biography of a life that lasted over a century.
Soong Mayling was born in the 19th century and lived to see the 21st. Read more
I found this book to be a fantastic biography regarding the life of Madame Chiang Kai-Shek. Laura Tyson Li did a great job not only providing a great amount of detail - both... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Antoine
I found this book very thorough and interesting. I grew up in Taiwan and thought I know a lot about her but still I learned so much from this book. Read morePublished on March 17, 2013 by John in NJ