(author of Wild Swans) introduces new book Daughters of China to the public
Three women at the heart of twentieth-century China
They 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 center 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' worlds.
We are proud to announce that Jung Chang will be presenting her book at the Aula (Ghent University) on Thursday February 13.
Author Jung Chang, publishing company Boekerij, China Platform (Ghent University), art centre Vooruit, bookstore Walry and Made in China Festival are pleased to invite you to the book launch of Daughters of China.
A ticket for the book launch costs € 5.
Welcome by China Platform
PowerPoint presentation by Jung Chang
Interview with Jung Chang by John Vervoort
Reception & signing session
You can obtain your ticket via the link below.
Thursday February 13 2020
Aula, Ghent University