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The Soong Dynasty (edition 1987)

by Sterling Seagrave

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Title:The Soong Dynasty
Authors:Sterling Seagrave
Info:Smithmark Pub (1987), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 532 pages
Collections:Read but unowned
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Very well written. Disturbing piece of history to read. The level of corruption is astonishing, and shameful. ( )
  Whiskey3pa | Aug 30, 2013 |
Greatest Book. ( )
  tuesdaynext | Mar 29, 2007 |
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Descendants of a Chinese runaway who grew to in America under the protection of the Methodist church and who returned to his homeland to make a fortune selling Western Bibles, the Soong family became the principal rulers of China during the first half of the 20th century and won the support of the American government and press for many decades. "Fast-paced and jammed with racy details." -- -- New York Times Review
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The story of the Soong family whose power and wealth have dominated China and American policy towards Asia in the 20th century. It chronicles the family's roots from the middle of the 19th century and their rise to power thereafter. Descendants of a runaway, they grew up in America under the protection of the Methodist church and returned to their homeland to make a fortune selling Western bibles. The Soong family became the principle rulers of China during the first half of the 20th century. The book describes the intcricate rise to power of Charlie Soong and his children, whom he married to some of China's most powerful men to create a network of power and influence which was to last for over 50 years. It is a tale of power, money, corruption and greed.

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An account of the Soong family whose wealth and power dominated China and American policy toward Asia in the 20th century.

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