Madame Chiang Kai-Shek: Face of Modern China

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Capstone, Jul 1, 2006 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Madame Chiang Kai-shek was a powerful figure in Chinese politics. As wife of the Nationalist leader, she helped modernize China through the New Life Movement of the 1930s. She was educated in the United States and developed a unique understanding of American culture. She used this background to win U.S. support for the Nationalists in their struggles against Japan and the communists. Her diplomatic skills won her many admirers, but others criticized her obvious wealth at a time when most Chinese suffered from great poverty.
 

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Contents

Making a Case for China
9
A Modern Girl
15
Becoming Madame Chiang
27
Power Couple
35
The New Life Movement
45
Saving the Generalissimo
55
Taking the States by Storm
67
Hardship in China
79
In Exile
89
Life and Times
96
Life at a Glance
102
Select Bibliography
108
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Sandy Donovan has written more than two dozen books for kids and teens. She also writes for newspapers, magazines, and Websites. Her book The Channel Tunnel was a Minnesota Book Award finalist.