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East and West: Pt. 1 [electronic resource]

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Born into a prominent family in China, Soong Mei-ling was nonetheless thoroughly Western in thought and philosophy, having studied in America-one of the first Chinese women to do so. After marrying Chiang Kai-shek, the couple led a China embroiled in years of war and political intrigue. During World War II, she became the first Chinese national ever to address a joint session of the U.S. Congress and was counted as the fourth luminary of the Cairo Conference, alongside Roosevelt, Churchill, and her husband. This program tells the compelling story of Mme. Chiang up to the ousting of the Chinese Nationalist government.
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49 min.
  • Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on Jan. 11, 2006.
  • Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Mme. Chiang Kai-shek: A Legendary Life
Legendary life
  • Madame Chiang Kai-shek (4:08)
  • Education of Soong Mei-ling (3:33)
  • Marriage to Chiang Kai-shek (4:44)
  • Japanese Threaten China (3:25)
  • Chiang Kai-shek Kidnapped (7:41)
  • U.S. and Chiang Kai-shek (2:42)
  • Sino-American Relations (6:04)
  • Inspirational Leader (3:01)
  • Eleanor Roosevelt and Soong Mei-ling (3:13)
  • China as a World Power (3:42)
  • Power and Politics (4:01)
New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2006], c2003.
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  • 33468s Films Media Group
  • 33469 Films Media Group
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1 streaming video file (49 min.) : sd., col., digital.
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
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